Nov 02 2010

Technique Tuesday – A Paper Embossing Twist

Stampin Up Canada Woodland Walk


This is an easy technique that requires little time and few tools. It’s a twist on paper embossing with the Big Shot.

Simply run your embosslit or embossing folder through the Big Shot using any designer series paper and then gently rub a sanding block over the embossed portions. Wherever you sand will become white.

Stampin’ Up! designer series papers are printed onto white paper so when you sand, you reach the core of the paper. This technique will not work with our cardstocks since they are dyed differently and the colour is throughout.


I choose to make both of these card using the same colours and layout changing only the embossed images and embellishments. And yet the cards look quite different from each other.  The Woodland Walk designer series paper is quickly becoming a favourite of mine especially when paired with the Growing Green stamp set. 


So, which card is your favourite? Please leave me a comment letting me know.



Woodland Walk by Stampin Up Card #1


The Manhattan Flower embossing folder was chosen for this card.  I added a "thanks" greeting from Fabulous Phrases in Garden Green ink and Very Vanilla satin ribbon with three Garden Green Regals Brads as extra embellishments. 


Stamps: Fabulous Phrases (Clear 120501, Wood 117002)

Inks: Garden Green (102272)

Paper: Woodland Walk DSP (117389), Garden Green (102584), Wild Wasabi (108641), Very Vanilla (101650)

Big Shot: Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder (114517),

Punches: 1-3/8" x 5/8" Oval (119863)

Other: Sanding Blocks (101033), Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon (117291), Regals Brads (119737), Mat Pack (105826), Paper-Piercing Tool (116631), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)



Woodland Walk by Stampin Up Card #2


This card uses the Hi Embosslit with Woodland Walk paper.  I embellished the card with two Garden Green buttons from the Regals Designer Button package and the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. 

Paper: Woodland Walk DSP (117389), Garden Green (102584), Wild Wasabi (108641), Very Vanilla (101650)

Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder (117335), Hi Embosslit (115952)

Other: Sanding Blocks (103301), Regals Designer Buttons (119744), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)



Sanding the Embossed Paper


 Place the paper flat onto your table and lightly rub the Sanding Block over the top.  Stop sanding when the embossed portion are all white.  Use a gentle touch so you do not sand below the embossed image.


Stampin Up Woodland Walk Designer Series Paper


Woodland Walk Designer Series Paper

12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs

$12.50, #117389

Page 173 of the Idea Book & Catalogue 


Don’t think it, ink it!




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One Response to “Technique Tuesday – A Paper Embossing Twist”

  1. Holly Mon 02 Nov 2010 at 7:12 pm

    I love the rose one….sooo pretty and I love the paper also. Thanks for sharing!

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