Saturday, January 12, 2013

Super Saturday Offset Honey Comb!

Today’s card share involves Silver Glimmer Paper, Brushed Gold, Basic Black and Whisper White Card Stock.  Today’s card share features the Affection Collection stamp set and I’m breaking away (gently) from the Harley inspired card posted earlier this week, LOL…. but this one has a neat little twist!!goldenhoneycombaffectioncollectioncbyu Do you see what it is?  Aside from the embossed and fussy cut images, there’s something extra special going on with this card.  It was kind of one of those creative opportunities (LOL… some people call them mistakes!) offsethoneycombsharonfieldtechnique Today’s card features the offset embossing technique using the honeycomb textured impressions embossing folder!  Although the first time this texture was created it was a total accident… but I absolutely LOVE the result!! 2_offsethoneycombfussycutaffectioncollection You can view the normal embossed honeycomb background here…. and tomorrow I’ll share another version of the same technique.  But… this one was created simply by overlapping my TI folder with just one set of embossing lines, vs. all and re-embossing.2_offsethoneycombfussycutaffectioncollectionPewter embossing powder and fussy cutting were used on the the central motif which was pop dotted.  Accents of pretty silver glimmer paper and silver brads add an element of fun (and bling)!3_offsethoneycombfriendandheartembellie A tiny silver glimmer heart punch was popped and added to the sentiment… the Small Heart Punch may be found on page 183 of the big Idea Book & Catalog. 

How to create the Offset Embossing Effect using a Honeycomb Textured Impressions Folder

  1. To achieve the offset technique, begin by running a piece of card stock through your big shot machine using the Honeycomb TI Folder.
  2. Next, re-load the card stock in the Honeycomb TI Folder so that one of the existing embossing lines overlaps those on the folder… see photo below for clarification.1_offsethoneycombloadingthefolder011313
  3. Remove from the Honeycomb folder and see the fabulous results!2_offsethoneycombtutorialcbyu011213 Love the results on Calypso Coral Card Stock… but Brushed Gold Card Stock is great for a real WOW factor!3_offsethoneycombexamplebrushedgold0113

Tomorrow I’ll share another version of this technique on a different type of card stock… be sure to stop by!

I look forward to reading your comments… they make me smile!


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Super Saturday Tutorial and Offset Honeycomb Embossing Technique!

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Anita said...

Cool technique! Beautiful card!

ArtisticInkspirations said...

Nice technique... Love the colors!!

Lynda said...

Happy now I have the 411 on the dble honeycomb thingy. Looks v v all I need is the EF...LOL!!