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.
Awesome idea! Thank you for sharing!
Posted by: Melanie | 09/15/2010 at 10:43 AM
Fabulous idea! Thanks for yet another reason why I LOVE your blog.
Posted by: Gina Newell | 09/15/2010 at 10:52 AM
What a great idea!! I think I will try this with Snowflakes!! Thanks for sharing and love you SS article!
Posted by: Lauri | 09/15/2010 at 11:04 AM
And emphasize gluing down the hearts first because they just won't stay on the paper otherwise!
Posted by: Jane B | 09/15/2010 at 02:14 PM
How awesome! thanks for sharing this!!!
Posted by: angieh29 | 09/15/2010 at 03:17 PM
Lyssa, this is too cool. What a WOW technique!!
Posted by: Qbee (Brenda) | 09/15/2010 at 09:21 PM
This AWESOME technique was shared by our incredible upline Jessica at our Demo meeting the night before your event! I was merely the messenger and wanted to share what you missed!
Love your sample!
Posted by: Lori B | 09/15/2010 at 09:43 PM
Posted by: Rhonda L | 09/16/2010 at 11:45 PM
I had to try this last night, right after I saw it. It is so easy and looks so amazing!! Thank you so much for another great tutorial!
Posted by: Yapha | 09/22/2010 at 11:34 AM
I'm so glad! Many thanks to the awesome ladies who shared it with me, so I could share it with YOU!
Posted by: Lyssa | 09/22/2010 at 11:46 AM
Thanks once again for sharing this!!!!
Posted by: Heather | 09/29/2010 at 11:33 PM
Thanks for sharing this, Lyssa! What a great technique!
Posted by: Elizabeth M. Harris | 09/30/2010 at 11:39 AM
Thank you For this wonderfully easy technique. I'm combining it with a one sheet wonder and it looks fabulous.
Posted by: Susie Nellson | 10/09/2010 at 05:50 PM
Fun technique. Thanks for sharing how to do this! I've given you credit and linked to your page from a card I posted on SCS. Hope that's OK!
Posted by: Heather S. (SCS Isaiah40:31) | 01/19/2011 at 10:06 PM
This is AMAZING and so simple. Thank you so much for sharing this...really appreciate it.
Posted by: Marion Benfield | 01/27/2011 at 02:51 PM