Monday, January 16, 2012

Embossing with Framelits

Here is the card that I want to share with you today.

Stamps: Bordering on Romance, Teeny Tiny Wishes 
Paper: Whisper White, Concord Crush, shimmery white (for floating reinker technique) 
Ink: Versamark, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive 
Accessories: Heart framelits, score board, Black embossing powder, Aquapainter, blender pen (for leaves), self adhesive pearls, bitty buttons, itty bitty puch pack, white bakers' twine 
Techniques: Heat Embossing, floating reinker 

Here is a quick tutorial on how to use the framelits to dry emboss cardstock. This is what works on my BigShot, but I know all BigShots have different pressures so you may need to adjust the sandwich to fit your machine.

1. Open tab 2 on the multipurpose platform, see photo below.

2. Put a clear cutting plate on the platform.
3. Put a silicone mat on the cutting plate.

 4. Put your cardstock on the silicone mat. (Sorry for the blurry pic!)

5. Put the framelit(s) ontop of the cardstock, with cutting side up (away from cardstock).

6. Put a cutting plate ontop of the framelit.

7. Run it all through your BigShot and your cardstock should be embossed.

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All items that I used to make this card are available from Stampin’ Up! The Bordering on Romance stamp set and the Heart Framelits are both from the new 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog. If you would like to purchase any of the items shown here, please visit my business website at


  1. Trina, thanks for sharing how to do this! I have the other set of Framelits and am excited to try it! What a gorgeous card!

  2. I love your card and the way you used the framelits to dry emboss. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love the colors on the flowers. The whole card is gorgeous.

  4. beautiful card and wonderful explanation for embossing the hearts!

  5. Wow this is so cool thank you for sharing.

  6. Ooooh....I LOVE everything about this card! Especially the beautiful purple colors you achieved with the floating re-inker technique! Thanks for the cool embossing trick too! I have the heart framelits coming soon and will give it a try!