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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thursday Tutorial with FCCB....Debossing Ideas

Hello Fantabulous Cricut Fans....It's Holly here with another Thursday Tutorial for FCCB on debossing.

Ok, maybe debossing isn't new to some of you but for some reason I just never thought of it.  I've always focused more on which side of the folder is the correct side to run through my embosser. Seriously, when I saw this tutorial form Marcia at One Scrap at a Time,  I had a little A-Ha moment and a light bulb went off.

How fantabulous is this card that Marcia made with debossed leaves and Stickles?  I just love the simple details!

Debossing can give you nooks and crannies that are perfect for holding Stickles or Liquid Pearls. So I want you to look at your embossing folders and see more than the raised images.

Baby feet can become footprints in the sand...

Snowflakes can have some sparkle added to them..

I like to use color Core'dinations cardstock or white core cardstock when embossing or debossing. You will also need a sanding block and I like to keep some baby wipes handy to clean up the dust. Turn the embossing folder upside down and place the top side of the cardstock face up in the folder.

Run through your Sizzix (or other machine) and then sand the entire top with a sanding block.

I like to wipe the top of my debossed cardstock with a baby wipe to clean off the excess dust after sanding, and then clean up my work space. Now apply some Stickles or Liquid Pearls.

This adds a little bit of sparkle to a card...

You can check out more of Marcia's creations on her blog at
One Scrap at a Time.

Such great ideas, right?  I'm still saying to myself "Duh-why didn't I ever think of this?"  So, as usual with most of these tutorial's I find to share with you, I just have to give them a try too.  

I made this card that I call Re-Using my Scraps using the negative cut from a star off George and Basic Shapes that I found in a scrap pile when I was cleaning straighten up my craft room.  Since I loved the paper and the star was centered nicely, I added some debossed and sanded Core'dinations paper behind it.    I love the look of debossing! 

Hope this tutorial inspires you to look at embossing differently and maybe you'll have a A-Ha moment like I did!  

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  1. Wow! Thank you for this post! I love what you have done with debossing! I am going to give this a try!

  2. Great tip! Love the glitter in the debossed areas!!

  3. Awesome tip! I don't think about debossing either. TFS

  4. Great tutorial Holly. Love the samples. I especially like the footprints in the sand idea.

  5. Love this idea! Sometimes the thing is right in front of you but you won't see it until someone else spells it out. I love this tip.

  6. Cool idea - thanks for sharing it!

  7. Holly this is BRILLIANT!!! OMG, I love Marcia's card. What a beautiful creation! That star you did is Awesome!!! Thanks so much for this great tip that I hadn't realized either! ;) Love it and will definitely be doing this on my projects. Great job!

    XO ~ Amy Jo (DT Member)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  8. Thank you Holly for featuring my tutorial!!!! Your card is awesome. I love the star.


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