Friday, April 19, 2013

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Tips & Tricks - Embossing Whisper White Cardstock

I love using Textured Impressions Embossing folders to add texture and remove the look of empty white space, fantastic!

But there are some embossing folders with heavily textured surfaces such as this one 'Woodgrain' that you need to take a bit of care with.

To emboss Stampin' Up!® cardstock like the calypso coral piece here I use the Multi Purpose platform on no tabs instead of tab one to stop the cardstock tearing.

However that didn't work with the softer whisper white cardstock.  It didn't look quite that bad when first embossed. I have to admit to pushing the tears up a bit to make them show better in the photo.

To stop the tearing I stuck a piece of 'Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet' to the back of the cardstock before embossing.  While you can see that the texture has been roughened a bit the adhesive sheet has held the cardstock together while embossing.  It also has the bonus of forming a tight bond with whatever base you are planning on sticking the embossed piece to.  Sometimes tricky with a heavily textured surface.

Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (120805) come in a pack of 12 12"x12" sheets for $31.95.  They are a tacky adhesive and dry clear so able to be used with vellum and even acetate.

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