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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Stampin' Up! Australia - Dynamic Duos #66 - Stampin' Up! Alphabet Press

Dear Stampin' friends,
Here's a card that uses the new Stampin' Up! Alphabet Press embossing folder....it is very VERY COOL! The challenge this week at Dynamic Duos is to use Pool Party and Basic Black and an embossing technique. I decided to do both dry embossing and heat embossing using the Alphabet Press embossing folder.

The process is basically this:
  • brayer Versamark over the side of the embossing folder that has the impression that you want to heat emboss
  • use your embossing buddy to 'de-static' your cardstock   
  • put your cardstock into your embossing folder & run it through the Big Shot
  • sprinkle your chosen embossing powder onto your dry-embossed cardstock
  • heat with Heat Tool

I found that my embossing powder was a little bit messy and I almost threw away this panel.....but then I looked at it and thought that it looked a bit distressed and 'graffiti' like so I kept it. 

The edge is from a 'found object' in my craft area....it is the back binding from a set of instructions that I had laying about....I thought that it looked cool so I trimmed it and used it as an edging feature. You could recreate this with the old SU spiral punch or slot punch.....or just rip apart some bound documents like I did! :) 


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Happy Stampin'
Alison xx
Materials used:
Stamps - Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink - Versamark, Basic Black
Cardstock - Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories - Black Candy Dot (from Neutrals Candy Dots)
Tools - Big Shot, Stampin' Trimmer, Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder,
Stamp-a-majig, Pool Party Embossing Powder, Brayer, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool


  1. Alison I love your edgy design! Very cool.

  2. I love it too! So glad you decided not to throw it away - looks very cool! WTG!

  3. Very cool design! Graffiti like for sure!

  4. I would have sworn that your "distressed and graffiti-like" design was intentional. Very cool!
    I love that you used that piece of back binding on your card, too. So clever!

  5. I'm glad you kept this, Alison! The distressed look is a part of your beautiful card that I really love! Gorgeous work!

  6. I agree with everyone else, loving the graffiti look to your embossed panel and it really stands out against the white card base!

  7. WOW! I am so totally going to have to CASE this card. I have yet to use this embossing folder and I love how you ROCKED IT! Great job :)

  8. LOVE the look you have going on here for the embossing! Super fab card, Alison :)


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Alison xx