Friday, July 12, 2013

Happy You {DIY Embossing Sheet}

Happy Friday!! Sharing a layout of my Sweet Dulce today. I created my own embossing sheet using Latina Crafter's Viewmaster Photo Reel die.

This is how I created the embossing sheet: I cut several photo reels out of paperboard {recycling a priority mail envelope} it's what I had. I glued three of them together. Then cut a sheet that fits my Cuttlebug. I then glued them onto the sheet. Next, I embossed my paper using both B plates and the embossing mat by Spellbinders. Depending on the thickness of the paperboard, you may need a shim. Please note, do not make your "sandwich" to thick or you risk breaking your machine.

I also cut a photo reel out the cork paper and stamped a sunburst. The smile wood button was actually a stick pin, but the pin fell off. LOL  For this layout, I like it better as a button. :) All paper is from the Echo Park Kit, For the Record.  This is the first time I use cork paper, loved the texture, but I had to glue down everything because the tape wasn't sticking.
I used the sketch provided at the Paper Secrets challenge.  You may want to check out their shop, sale going on 30% off until July 31st.

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Unknown said...

I love love this die!!!!! Ok I'm hooked going to order now!! Great layout! I love the texture and great elements!!
Scrappin madge

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Cute and clever and I LOVE it!!!

Diana Maldonado said...

SOOOO amazing what you did here, I LOVE IT!!!

Brenda said...

Nice take on the sketch! Thank you for playing along at Paper Secrets!

Kelly said...

Love all of the cork for your textured background and photo reels! Fantastic layout! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Secrets. :)