Topic: Dry Embossing
I was watching an episode of "Scrapbook Soup" on public television and the guest from Spellbinders demonstrated using embossing folders and inkpads to make letterpress backgrounds. I have done this before but decided to do more and try a variety of enhancements to turn them into cards.
I chose seven different embossing folders to play with.
The first one I used was the herringbone folder. I smeared the concord grape Distress ink pad over the surface of the folder and misted it with water. I also misted a piece of white cardstock and inserted it in the folder. Once through the Cuttlebug and I hit it with the heat gun to dry it.
I didn't do anything more to the background. I trimmed it and attached it to a blue base card. I had a collection of vellum elements and one that looked like stained glass was a perfect blend of the purple and blue.
I added a stamped sentiment to the bottom of the illustration and popped the vellum piece up on foam tape.