Monday, 19 November 2012

Embossing Tutorial How to double emboss

As promised here is the tutorial on the embossing

Okay here we go with a step by step on how to emboss with 2 embossing folders
I used Stampin' Up! Fancy Fan Folder and the Oval from Designer Frames a set of 2

1. using board cut an oval out where you want the designer oval to be
I used 3 layers of the backing from our dsp packs

2. attach this with temporary adhesive to the back of the embossing folder 

Photo's aren't perfect as I took these on Thursday when the light was poor and really foggy outside

3. Attach the ovals you have cut out to the back of the Oval designer embossing folder
I used 3 layers again cut from the backing in our dsp packs

4. next step using the Big Shot and all tabs closed and only one cutting plate
place your cardstock inside the Fancy Fan embossing folder and place on the multipurpose plate then add the cutting plate over this and crank it through

This is what you will get

5. place the oval embossing folder over the area that is blank

6. place on top of the Multipurpose plate with all tabs closed as before and place the cutting plate over the top and crank it through the Big Shot

Ta Da ..... this is what you get

Decorate as desired

I used the Elegant Butterfly punch and Papillion Potpourri stamp for mine

and the Itty Banners Framelits and matching stamp set called Itty Bitty Banners

Here is a side view

Hope you have a go at this it is quite easy really

I would love to see what you do so do link back if you use the tutorial please

thanks for looking any questions? you know what to do..... email or call

Until next time


  1. Thank you Peg - this is really useful and a very pretty card too ! Jane x

  2. Thank you so much! Can't wait to try this technique, it certainly has the wow factor x Lorraine

  3. Thank you do much for the tutorial, can't wait to try this technique.lorraine x

  4. Thank you so much! Can't wait to try this technique, it certainly has the wow factor x Lorraine

  5. Thanks Peg, will try this technique out soon as I want to use for some of my Christmas cards xx

  6. Thanks so much for showing us your fab tutorial.
    I never would have guessed it was done like this, but you make it look so easy, I'll have to have a go now
    Thanks Peg
    Hugs Susie xx

  7. Thank you so much for sharing this :)
    This is such a gorgeous card and I love the 2 step embossing.

  8. That is fantastic! Thanks for the step-by-step instructions and the photos. Fabulous card too. Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. I love it! Great tutorial!


  10. Hi Peg,

    What did you use to cut the oval? I believe that the large oval punch will cut the inside of the oval frame but not the outside. Did you use the new oval framelits from the spring mini?


    Gorgeous card!

  11. A gorgeous card and a fantastic tutorial Peggy - thanks so much for sharing.
    Sylvia x

  12. Thank you so much for sharing this. I have tried and tried to "double-emboss" and couldn't quite get it to work; can't wait to try this!!!!

  13. Thank you so much for sharing this. I have tried and tried to "double-emboss" and couldn't quite get it to work; can't wait to try this!!!!

  14. Peg thanks so much for a great tutorial, it was easy to follow and worked a treat. I did this with my class ladies today and they loved it! Some of them have a Cuttlebug rather than a Big Shot and were asking what the "sandwich" would be - do you happen to know? Perhaps someone has done it that way and mentioned it to you?

  15. Thank you for sharing Peg. Fantastic, clear instructions & a lovely sample! :)

  16. Thank you for sharing. I had tried to do this with another set of instructions and it just wasn't working. When I was creating my chipboard, I attached 2 layers of cereal box cardboard and had good luck. I used your technique using the designer frames shapes but embossing the 2nd time with another regular size embossing folder. It works, but the definition in the designer frames folders is lacking. I ran it through a 3rd time with the designer frames. This will add a new dimension to my card making. I am a big fan of white on white. This will give me more ideas to play with.

  17. Great tutorial Peg. Thanks so much for sharing this, it's one l have yet to try and you've made it look easy...:0)

  18. Your card is gorgeous. I've been wanting to know how to do this double embossing for such a long time. Thank you for the tutorial. Now that I've come across it I'm going to try it out.

  19. I love the oval frame with the dots around it. Where can I buy it. I have searched for Designer Oval Frame Set but have come up empty handed!
    Your tutorial is amazing, thank you!

  20. Message for Jane on above comment, this embossing folder is sold by Stampin Up, you can buy from me if you are in the UK,or from a demontrator in your country.
    Hope this helps?

    1. Thanks Peg for getting back to me, I am going to a Stamping Up event on Saturday so will ask if it is still available! Unfortunately, I live in Canada, darn it!!! It is just so classy!!! Have a great day! Cheers

  21. Hi, I'm a new follower. I found you on pinterest and I love this double embossing tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Thank you for sharing this great tutorial! I found it on Pinterest. I am a SU! demonstrator in the U.S. and while I knew the basics of masking embossing folders I had never thought to combine the oval frame with a patterned texture. Your decorated card is lovely also!

  23. Gracias por el tutorial !!.Quedè encantada!.. Es una Bendiciòn tanto talento!.

  24. Great Idea and THANK YOU very much for sharing!

  25. Hi, I am trying to do this double embossing and am having some difficulty. I made the template and embossed the first but when I go to emboss the 2nd (Oval) it takes away some of the embossing from the 1st. What am I doing wrong?

  26. Irene, I've left a message for you hope you got it worked out?

  27. Hello, I have tries(essays) and I have not at all your result(profit) the oval of the environment(middle) is printed as the rest. Have you trick(cleverness) to remedy has this problem
    Thank you for being willing to help me
    Mireille Dufour

  28. Hi Mireille, I used Oval Framelits or Nestibilities, to create the Oval pieces, hope this helps

  29. Hi Peggy would love to try this technique if I could manage to buy the folders! Have sent you an email with regard to this.Cheers Thelma Knowles

  30. Stunning! Can't wait to try this. Stumbled on this through Pinterest.

  31. FANTASTIC!! Thank you for the tutorial.


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