Tiled pumpkins

Debra Burgin 0810 ThanksgivingThere are many retired Stampin’ Up! elements on this card from 2008, but it would be easy to re-create with current supplies, including a Big Shot Textured Impressions Embossing folder for the card front.

I’ve always loved making these “tiles” with layers and layers of clear embossing powder.  Using a chunky EP makes it faster, but if you only have the regular type, simply press your stamped image into a VersaMark pad and heat emboss it.  After it’s cooled, repeat the process (don’t put a panel with hot embossing powder into VersaMark; the pad will pull away and be stuck on your project!).  Repeat one or two more times.  If you’re quick, you can simply apply embossing powder to the warm panel — enough should stick to your piece — but handling molten embossing powder is not a pleasant experience for me, so I take the longer (but safer) route.

An important point:  before you begin, mount your stamped image to a matching piece of thin chipboard to give it a solid base.  Thoroughly adhere the stamped image to the chipboard, applying adhesive to the very edge of the card stock so the pieces don’t separate during the repeated applications of embossing powder.

We’ll be doing a twist on this card during my Evergreen Memories card camps in November.  See my November schedule HERE.

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