Sunday, March 30, 2014

hi. Why to emboss a background


   hi. sorry  I couldn't resist! :) I tried. Do you love the clean bright look of white space on your projects but you don't really want the clean and simple otherwise known as "CAS" look?  An embossed background layer can totally transform a project. Think of how differently a quilt would look without the stitching. Those threads create an embossed effect in the fabric but don't upstage the design. 

Use embossing to add texture, depth, and beautiful white space simultaneously. 

Note the dots are embossed in two sizes for additional texture.  I used this technique with these doilys , this birthday card  and this graduation card. White space can really be calming to the eye, and make the rest of your project pop!


This card was published in the Cricut circle magazine and is one of my all time favorites, I love the red and turquoise mix, its a cheerful color combo and I don't think I will ever get tired of it! 

 Do you like to make monochromatic or white layers stand out with embossing? What is your favorite folder to use? I obviously love dots. I also tend to grab the diamond plate or Moroccan  screen folders to add texture, but I have dozens and dozens of folders, because I value them as an irreplaceable design tool  because I love folders, and I'm on a secret universal mission to collect every embossing folder ever made! shhhhhhh........... 

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