This week's challenge over at Bah! Humbug! is embossing.
For this card I decided to do the double embossing method. First of all I decided what die to use and I've chosen a Nellie Snellen set. I then took two pieces of card (same size as the embossing folder that I am going to use) and place the largest die on top and cut out the centre. I repeated this with the other piece of card and made sure I had placed the die in the exact position by putting the first piece of card over the top and pencilling in the aperture. When you have both pieces of card cut use some temporary glue to position them together. These two pieces then get taped on top of the embossing folder (on the outside). Cut a piece of card to fit the embossing folder - in this case I've chosen a universal e/f - and run through your die cutting machine. You will see that the whole card apart from the central area where your die had been cut out have been embossed. Then separate the pieces of card and taking one piece position your die back over the aperture and put this directly over your embossed card making sure everything lines up. Again run through your die cutting machine so the outside of the die is actually embossed on your embossed card leaving the central piece untouched. You may have to have a play to get the correct recipe of plates etc as you don't want the original embossing to be flattened out. I then took the same die set and made a frame to enhance the unembossed piece, stamped my sentiment (Stampin Up) and embossed in red glitter e/p. I then placed the frame on top using silicone gel to raise it up, put an embossed line around the edge of the card using red liner tape and then matted and layered as normal. The only addition it needed was a ribbon and some gems.
Thanks for looking.