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1 April 2014
I needed some little notebooks that would fit inside my small handbag and thought I would decorate the covers with some embossed paper. When the scraps of embossed paper I had weren't big enough, I decided to create my own. I have shown an example here of embossing (green) and debossing (red) - it gives a slightly different look. 

Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

1-107E Quartz


 Es-016 Cabbage Roses embossing folder 

 Other Materials Used:

VersaMagic ink 
Acrylic paint 
Sewing machine 
Clear embossing powder 

 Step 1

Emboss the cardstock. 

 Step 2 

While the cardstock is still in place in the embossing folder, gently rub some Versamagic ink over the bumps created. 

Step 3 

Sprinkle some clear embossing powder over the entire sheet and use a heat gun to melt. 

 Step 4 

Paint over the whole sheet with some acrylic paint. 

 Step 5 

Use a baby wipe or wet cloth to wipe the acrylic paint off the embossed areas. 

 Step 6

 Cut several sheets of paper to size, centre them on the back of your embossed and painted cardstock, and sew right down the centre with a sewing machine. These little books will have a tendency to spring open for a while, so I have tied them with some twine to keep them closed.

Tutorial created b y Design Team Member-TERESA


Claire Boyd said...

These are stunning. I just want to reach out on to the screen & run my hand over the texture !

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