Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Embossing with masks - Tutorial - ScrapMuch?

Hi friends!

I have a fun tutorial up on the ScrapMuch? blog today, for those of you that are new here, ScrapMuch? is a fun online and mobile store that I design for and for which I share a tutorial each Wednesday.

I love this technique, as it gives me another great reason to use two favorite tools.... my Cuttlebug and my masks! So let's get started!

You will need your manual die cutting tool (Cuttlebug, Sizziz, etc.), a mask, a silicone spacer and your B plates.

 Layer up your elements, placing your large plate, B plate and silicone mat below your paper and the mask above it.

 Like this.

 And the second B plate above.

 Then wind your sandwich through your machine. This is what you get, isn't that fantastic texture?

Then I decided to rub an ink pad lightly across it to add a bit of colour for contrast to the raised areas.

Doesn't it look amazing!  Love it!

 I decided to give it another try with a second favourite mask.

 Cool, right?

 ....with a little ink.

What do you think?   Will you be trying this technique out? Let me know if you do!

Thanks for visiting!


  1. super cool effect!!! love it!!!

  2. Great idea Laura! Thanks for sharing. I have never heard of the silicone spacers before. I have so many masks too.

  3. This is cool.... have been trying it out tonight.... many thanks for this idea


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