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Plastic Stencil Embossing


The theme for this month’s a2z Challenge is Embossing.  I looked through my supplies and wondered if I could emboss with a plastic stencil … and after watching this video, I discovered I could.


I used the Hero Arts Basic Grey Two Way Arrows Stencil on White Cardstock (for my Cuttlebug sandwich I used 2 B plates, 4 pieces of cardstock, and a foam mat).


After embossing, I applied Barn Door Distress Ink with a foam applicator … I covered the entire piece to bring out the wonderful texture of the embossing.  I went back and applied a second round of ink to darken certain areas.

I used the same Barn Door Distress Ink together with Weathered Wood Distress Ink to ink my Hero Arts Heart Flag.  After cutting out the hearts, I rolled the edges on the surface of the ink pad to give them a bit more definition before attaching to a strip of white cardstock.

AZ020415wmI finished with a sentiment from Hero Arts Yay! attached with  tape for dimension.

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I hope you’ll get creative with your supplies and join our Embossing Challenge … i’d especially love to see if you emboss with your plastic stencils.


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3 thoughts on “Plastic Stencil Embossing

  1. Terrific, eye-catching card!

  2. thanks for the info–never even thought of embossing with a plastic stencil. Love this card!

  3. What a fun patriotic themed card! This would be perfect for “Operation Write Home” or for Patriot’s Day and/or the 4th of July! Makes me think SUMMER…which is PERFECT right now…!!

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