Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Stamping with Honeycomb embossing folder and Collage Curios

At my launch I demonstrated how to use the embossing folder as a makeshift stamp. This seemed to go down very well – especially as people were beginning to look alarmed when I started brandishing the brayer!

All you do is brayer your chosen colour onto the inside of your embossing folder. You get different effects depending on which side you choose, so play around. Then turn it over and slap it down onto the cardstock. I was going for a rustic effect, so it didn’t matter than the image wasn’t even and it doesn’t even matter if the centres of the hexagons are inked too, as you’ll see on a future project. But I think it looks great, particularly in this colour with the bee image to go with it.

I also demoed how to flatten bottle caps (oops, SU call them “soda pop tops”!) in your Big Shot. This caused some alarm but is perfectly safe if you use the SU bottle caps in the new catalogue, as they are made of such soft metal. I certainly wouldn’t recommend you use normal bottle caps from a drink, as you may just break your Big Shot, and it’s definitely not worth risking for a pack of £3.75 bottle caps!

Use the platform with no tabs down and sandwich your cap between your plates. It’s recommended that you use old plates but, to be honest, I can no longer tell the difference between my old ones and my new ones! Have the bottle cap with the fluted edge upwards and roll it through. It was so easy on my Big Shot that I could feel absolutely no resistance and was quite surprised when the cap came out so flat!

This card was one I’d made earlier, and I’d already stamped the images from Collage Curios, punched it out and attached to a flattened cap. Then I’d topped it off with some Crystal Effects® to create a lovely glossy effect.

Stamps: Collage Curios, Curly Cute
Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, Basic Gray
Paper: Print Poetry DSP
Ink: Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Basic Gray
Accessories: Soda Pop Tops, 1” circle punch, Stitched Satin Ribbon – Midnight Muse, Honeycomb Embossing Folder


  1. Another lovely card, all very effective. I really love the Midnight Muse and the Summer Starfruit is becoming another favourite.


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