Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Come Sail Away (Selective Embossing)


Hello, all! Kristina here. :)

Today I made a card using a DIY selective embossing diffuser (see another example HERE). Simon Says Stamp sells diffusers by Tim Holtz, but I made my own by cutting a rectangle out of six sheets of cardstock and adhering them together. For more instruction, be sure to watch the video below. And of course, you'll have to experiment with your die cutting machine to get the best die cutting sandwich. Every machine is just ever so slightly different.

I love the detail of both the dry embossing with this folder and the heat embossing with Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold embossing powder and the Come Sail Away stamp set by Kelly Purkey.


The gold embossing with the Navy ink from Hero Arts just screams nautical to me! Love it! And the striped circle from Circle Friends fit right in.

Anyhow, enjoy!

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52 comments:

  1. Gah! This card is so awesome! LOVE the selective embossing and the nautical theme...just such a cool card.

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  2. wow gorgeous card..love that gold embossing..

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  3. Wow, this is so simple and so perfect!

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  4. great tutorial. im gonna try that. :) great card :)

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  5. So much dimension on a single-layer card. Love it!

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  6. Thanks for sharing the video, love your card!

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  7. This is so simple and so perfect!

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  8. What a great technique -- I'm definitely trying this one. Love your crisp, clean card too. Thanks, Kristina!

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  9. That card is awesome. I love the dry embossing and the wet. Very good job. TFS

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  10. That card is awesome. I love the dry embossing and the wet. Very good job. TFS

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  11. Thank you for making this video. The difuser is sooo much easier to understand now that I've seen it used. AND it reminded me that I have some of that gold embossing powder somewhere in my stash. I need to use it!
    Thanks again!

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  12. So cool! Thanks for great video!!!!!

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  13. A really cool card here for a male or a sailing interested person, and it really looks great. Thanks sooo much for another great video here Kristina.

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  14. Great card. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  15. What great technique!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  16. The score lines make such a big difference in the look of this card. Beautiful!

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  17. Lovely card! Thanks for reminded me of the difuser, I saw it before in another of your videos, then forgot to try, I think I'll do it today.

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  18. Great! Thank you for the video.

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  19. Thank you! Gorgeous card and a wonderful concept! I bet I will use it alot!

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  20. Love this technique! Thanks for the video.

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  21. Well, who would've thunk??? Love the nautical look. Thanks for sharing:)

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  22. Great tips and ideas! Thanks for sharing! I know your so busy with your house and projects:)

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  23. Cool technique and a great card!!

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  24. the selective embossing is a very cool technique! THANKS!

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  25. Great card with the selective embossing.

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  26. Thanks so much for that informative video..loved the diffusion technique and the reminder on the stampamajig.

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  27. Man I'm going on a cruise soon and this would be perfect to send to the people that are coming with me. Love the selective embossing. Thanks for sharing :)

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  28. Great card and technique
    video. Thank you, I'll be
    sure to try it out.

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  29. two great tips- making the diffuser and sprinkling on some powder to see if the ink is dry.
    thanks!

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  30. This is one fabulous, fabulous nautical card!! Thanks for the great tutorial video!

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  31. I love this! Thanks for showing your testing of the cardstock
    to see if it's dry enough for the gold embossing - simple but
    brilliant! Just test it! Doh! Love this card, and the diffuser
    tips as well. The extra scoring lines finish it off to perfection!
    Thanks, Kristina!

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  32. Great card and great video, as always! ;-)

    Have you ever made diffusers out of chipboard, cardboard or grunge board? I was thinking grunge paper might be too thin?

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    1. I haven't, but I've hear that chipboard works.

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  33. Thank you!! I was googling the crap out of this a few weeks ago trying to find a way to do it and couldn't find anything good! This is awesome!

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  34. Wonderful video, thanks for showing us this. Nicely done!

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  35. Great card. The selective embossing idea is definitely one I will be trying. Thanks for the video, it made things very clear to understand.

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  36. Amazing! Such great talent out there! TFS

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  37. Love, love, love this diffuser technique!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  38. I love this technique. I've done it several times but I really like it with the woodgrain. I'll have to try it with that folder.

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  39. Beautiful. Love how simple and elegant.

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  40. Excellent card!!! I'm always looking for ways to make "manly" type cards and this one works perfectly! Thanks for another great video too! I'm off to try this!

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  41. Love this clean and simple card Kristina! That anchor is perfect for my family! TFS!

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  42. What a beautiful card!! oh oh oh !!
    Is gorgeos!!

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  43. the gold is such a nice touch!

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  44. Great card and great idea for creation diffusers! Thanks for sharing.

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  45. My husband was in the navy. This would have been a great card for him. Love it.

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  46. Love your card Kristina! You are so creative and your videos are great for visual learners like me. :)

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  47. I always enjoy your videos and watch a ton of them on the weekends. You are certainly talented at creating new projects and then teaching them to us. I always walk away for a video with some inspiration for my own next project. Please keep it up. I'd be lost without the pointers, tid-bits and direction you give to you video audience. Best wishes to you and your kitty.

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