Topic: Dry Embossing
OK, moving along... Oh, we're still on Christmas cards - just moving on to different techniques!
I saw on a cuople of blogs that I could change the shape of the impression of a plate in the Cuttlebug by cutting that shape from thisk chipboard and using it on top of the folder instead of the B plate. SO COOL!
I cut a tall triangle and made the 'sandwich' of (bottom up) A plate, folder with cardstock inside, cut chipboard, C plate. This is run through the Cuttlebug and this is the result!
I used a Whispers ink pad direct-to-paper to color the raised portions. Then I used a 'shaving brush' style tool to apply a shading of a slightly different green.
The last step was to adhere red rhinestones to the swirls in two different sizes.