Thursday, December 20, 2018

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #215

Hello and welcome back to another Challenge for CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!! Unfortunately, this will be the last challenge for the blog.  While this makes me sad, I'm very grateful for the opportunity to be on this team as I was incredibly inspired and blown away by all the amazing talent I seen!  Thank you all who participated!

We're featuring a fun technique this time around...Embossing with Dies!!

I love all things related to dies and die cutting so this was a real fun challenge!!  I used the set of dies called Flurry for my project today!

To emboss with your dies, it is crucial that you have a rubber embossing mat. This is what prevents the die from actually cutting the paper.  It provides a durable, yet forgiving surface for the die to press into.

I used Mixed Media paper for this as I find that thicker cardstock yields better results.  After die cutting a panel with a stitched rectangle die, I placed the 3 snowflake dies that are included in this set face down (just as if you were going to cut them!).  I use a Sizzix Big Shot so I opened the first tab (as if I was going to use an embossing folder), placed one cutting pad, the rubber embossing mat, the cardstock with die and another cutting plate on top.  I ran it through twice, but once would have been enough!

The snowflakes are now impressed into the cardstock which made it easy to do some loose watercolouring!!  

I heat embossed a couple of snowflakes and a sentiment from the Snowy Saying Stamp set in silver and foam mounted the embossed panel onto a white card base.  I thought a few clear sequins would look pretty and add a bit of sparkle!

I hope you're able to give this technique a try and I can't wait to see what you make!  Remember this is our LAST CHALLENGE so let's go out with a bang!!

Here's what you're playing for...

(Link your creations up on the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog!)


  1. Gorgeous Gorgeous! Love this so much! Great embossing with dies and beautiful watercolors! Love this! Thank you for the inspiration!

  2. It's lovely and simple and it always makes an interesting pattern for your card. Love how you've watercoloured on top :) xx


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