Hello everyone. It’s Amanda from Twiddler’s Nook joining you for a new-to-me technique I wanted to share – embossing with dies. Such a simple idea but so cool and adds so much extra life to products you already have.

I started today’s card by mixing some Ranger Alcohol Pearl Inks around on a piece of Yupo paper. I’m still very much into Valentine themed projects so I chose enchanted and villainous for my colors.

Once those were completely dry, I ran the sheet through my die cutter with the embossing sandwich and the Kinsley Heart Plate Layer A. It turned out beautiful! Then I decided to trim it down to 5 3/8 x 4 1/8. This gives just a little border when attached to the card front.

Moving on, I die cut all 3 layers of the Kinsley Heart from white cardstock and adhered them together with liquid glue and added foam squares to the back.

For my sentiments, I chose the Big Sending Sugar Script dies. The shadow is cut from vellum while the word is cut from purple once and black 3 times and adhered together with liquid glue.

The second half of my sentiment didn’t go as smoothly. I stamped the word LOVE with the Mod Alphabet and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I cut 3 more layers from black and the shadow from vellum. All the layers were adhered together and I started assembling my card. First, the shadow was lost because of the background so I added the purple from “sending” to the back of the vellum shadow and I liked that. Then, once everything was adhered together I didn’t like the black stamp lines so I cut the letters from white one more time and glued them over the top.

This is a fabulous example of being flexible during a card design and listening to yourself when you don’t like something. Sometimes it’s best to walk away and come back later too. It’s amazing what you see or think of later on.

Because I used alcohol pearl inks, the whole background is shimmery so I just added a little Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the word “love” and let my card be finished.

I do love how it turned out in the end. I hope you’ve found some inspiration to create something wonderful today.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!