This cool technique was shared with me by my friend and fellow demo Lori B. I love it! And it's soooo simple! We made this card at my group meeting on Monday night.
Start with a cardstock or DSP piece for your background--in my case I used Blushing Bride. Punch out any pieces you like (flowers, stars, circles, etc) and adhere them to the background. In my sample above, I used the Small Heart punch with Rose Red cardstock. use a good adhesive that will be flexible enough to emboss easily. I used Tombow Multi, but you could use Crystal Effects or even the 2-Way Glue Pen if you work quickly.
Next, run it through the Big Shot with the embossing folder of your choice. The Square Lattice one looks particularly nice. The force of the machine embeds the punched pieces into the background so they look like they are set into the cardstock itself.
Then adhere the inset embossed piece and finish off your card as desired. Here's how mine came out. I used the inside of the Scallop Circle image from Love You Much for my focal point. I also made some baby girl ones and some "happy anniversary" ones using the exact same card, with the new set A Word For You. Love it!
Here's one Lori showed me, made with the 2-Step Bird XL punch:
It looks like a cozy fall quilt! Love it! Thanks for sharing this easy but totally cool technique with us, Lori! Now you all go and try it with your favorite punch and colors. And if you don't already own the awesome Square Lattice embossing folder, click here to go to my shopping website for all the details.