Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Inlaid Potpourri

Have you tried the inlaid embossing technique yet? It's such a fun way to add texture to your project. I have two cards to share today using this technique. For this first card I stamped some flowers using the Punch Potpourri set and punched them out with the Boho Blossoms punch and some of the branches from the Two Step Bird Punch and adhered them onto my Crumb Cake card stock. Then, I ran it through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Embossing folder.

I finished the card by layering the bird which was stamped in Espresso on Crumb Cake onto some leaves which were also punched out with the Two Step Bird Punch. The "thank you" sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched using the Small & Large Oval Punches. I cannot believe SU! is retiring the smaller Oval Punch...I use that all the time! If you don't already have it, I'd highly recommend getting it while it's still available.

Using the same technique and various sizes of circle punches, here's a fun masculine birthday card.

The only stamping on this one is the scalloped Happy Birthday square. That image is from this years Sale-a-Bration set Punch Bunch. The colors used here are Pacific Point, Real Red, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight & Tangerine Tango.

If you haven't tried this technique, you really need to give it a shot! Thanks for stopping by today.


Pat's little corner of the world said...

Lynn, I love your inlay projects...I love doing this too.
I just got back from vacation so I'm trying to catch up on your things..
Your blogger buddy

Anonymous said...

Your cards are so pretty. I love the 1st one with the soft earthy colours and the 2nd one with it's vibrant colours.
Ter ;)

Anonymous said...

Just making sure I understand this correctly. On the circle card, you punched out the shapes and adhered them to the card base. Then you ran the entire thing thru the Sizzix Big Shot? So pretty.

Lynn said... got it! Just punch out shapes, adhere to base and using an embossing folder with a tight pattern works best. Fun technique I haven't used in a while.