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I’m still having fun playing with Essentials by Ellen: Craft-a-Board and dry embossing die cut images onto cardstock.  On this card, I have used the Cuttlebug’s set of 4 die cuts called “Leaves”.

The first step was to die cut the leaves from the Craft-a-Board.  Next the leaves are placed on the cardstock and run through the Cuttlebug.



Then a (reverse) mask is cut and placed over one of the embossed leaves.



Taking my “Abstract Backgrounder” I then stamped the leaf in two or three different colors.  Each leaf was stamped in this manner and then lightly sponged before removing the mask.



Here is a closeup of the 3 leaves on today’s card.


The leaves need to be embossed all at the same time.  So with the 3 leaves above, I had 3 separate die cut leaves.

Continuing to play, I die cut several of the oak leaves and some of the maple leaves from the Cuttlebug “Leaves” set.  I placed them all onto the cardstock and embossed it.  Lastly I lightly sponged over the embossing.  Here is the result!


This can now be used as a background paper.  Isn’t is wonderful.  I so love the look of embossing!!

Happy Crafting!!


Stamps: CHF “Abstract Backgrounder”

Papers: PTI “Vintage Cream”

Inks: SU! Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Ruby Red

Accessories: Cuttlebug “Leaves” Die; Button; Raffia

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