Sunday, February 21, 2010

Double embossing technique

Welcome once again this week to The Cuttlebug Spot. This week we are very excited to introduce a new sponsor. Simon Says Stamp.  They will be giving our winner this week a $50.00 gift certificate to shop at their store. Thank you Simon Says Stamp for your generosity. Please show them your support by visiting their store.  I'm amazed at the selection of stamps they have. Surely there is something for everyone. I'm partial to the Magnolia selection :)

This week we are revisiting a technique that was posted a while back called double embossing. It's not embossing with 2 folders but embossing with one folder and nestabilities all on one project.  I  had always wanted to leave a smooth space in the middle of my embossing folders but didnt like that the smooth space looked plain so I played around with many different combinations of  "sandwiches" in my cuttlebug until I discovered the perfect one that would allow me to emboss the surrounding area of a nestabilites and also emboss the nestabilitie's shape.  

This technique can be seen on this video . We hope that you find time to try the technique for your next project and share that with us.  Enjoy our creations this week.

Don't forget to leave us a comment as your entry to win this week's gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp.
Winner will be announced Monday's March 1st post. Deadline for entries is Saturday February 27th 9:00 pm (pst).


Leah

Marcy



Kerri



Margie 

AnnCaryl





Marci

Donna


Julie

Lillie


Nilda


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Last week's winner Craftyanny 's post 
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Please send me an email to nilda@thecuttlebugspot.com to claim your prize ... Happy shopping. 

104 comments:

  1. Great technique, love the DT cards!!

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  2. I love this... I now know what Im going to be using all those michaels coupons on! Thanks for enabling me!

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  3. I would've never thought to do that. What a great idea! Thanks!

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  4. I love the double embossing technique. Can't wait to give it a try.

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  5. OK, I just absolutely love all of these cards! I am gonna try the double embossing technique this afternoon. A very great idea. Thanks also for a chance to win. :)

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  6. Thanks for showing this technique! And thanks to Simon Says Stamp for being so generous with their donation! I'm checking out their store now, and what a good selection they have! I would love to win this one =)

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  7. What a cool technique! Love those DT samples. Beautiful work ladies.

    Smiles!
    Gwen

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  8. Nilda, I am so glad you revisited this. I've been in a creating stump and this is EXACTLY what I needed!!!! I :heart: these challenges---I just wish I had the talent for them!!!

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  9. What a great idea--thanks for the inspiration! The Simon Says Stamp site looks amazing too!

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  10. OH my...such lovely projects ladies! each one is SO unique this week...a big range of ideas for this technique!

    Congrats to The Spot for our new wonderful sponsor! Thank you SO much Simon Says Stamp!

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  11. what a great idea. I love the look. Thanks for sharing. Thanks to the new sponsor also. cool stuff.

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  12. I jsut love the cards. I've never seen this technique before. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. Very nice cards, I am off to watch the video as I have never seen this before. TFS

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  14. Oh man...I totally forgot all about this technique! Thanks for the reminder...now off to play!
    Great cards BTW!!!
    Huggs...Kathy

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  15. What a splendid idea! I've never seen this before. I'm off to give it a go. Since I love my nesties and embossingfolders this is a perfect marriage :)

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  16. I'm at work so I can't watch the video, but I can't wait to do so later. What a cool technique!

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  17. Will definitely have to try this on my next card. Thanks for sharing. All of the cards are beautiful.

    Kate

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  18. great new technique shared! Thanks so much for the new inspiration!

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  19. I finally took the plunge and got the cuttlebug. I can't wait to try this technique. Thank you to the design team for sharing. yeah for the new sponser for the cuttlebug spot =)
    alicewong@telusplanet.net

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  20. Amazing projects and an amazing prize. I will be trying this as I found your video and tried it before and the technique makes beautiful cards. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  21. Thanks for the tutorial! I will certainly be trying this! I also love all of the examples of this method. Thanks for sharing! :o)

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  22. I don't know if I did this right...

    http://bearydocardsinc.blogspot.com/2010/02/any-questions.html

    ;)

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  23. Can't wait to try this...thanks

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  24. Great cards - I will be testing this technique when my new Bug arrives (I have bought the new pink one!! :D) XX

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  25. Wow! I had never heard of this technique. You guys rock!!

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  26. what a great idea! Now I need to go buy some nestabilities :)

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  27. This technique looks so great - but so far I could never get it to work - I guess I'll need to try again...the results look just too great....

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  28. These are all so beautiful. I need to figure out how to do that. What a great technique!

    Blessings,
    Christine

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  29. I have the Wizard and Sizzix. I wonder how I can do this double embossing???? I will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Love all the great ideas!! I have actually been trying to nail this technique down and can't seem to get it right for some reason. I guess I need more practice and more watching of the video!!! Thanks!!!

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  31. Great cards from the DT. I am going to give this technique a try and soon! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. such an inspiring and innovative ideas..thanks for sharing!

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  33. I'm going to try this double embossing later this week. I love finding new ways to use my Cuttlebug. Thanks!

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  34. I love, love my Cuttlebug! I try to use it on all my projects. I am going to try this technique..I have to get some nestabilities first. It's a great technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. WOW ...... that's all I have to say!! I don't have a cuttlebug but it's on my list.

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  36. What an awesome technique. Can't wait to give it a try!

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  37. Thanks for teaching me a new technique. How cool! Here is my entry:

    http://kimskraft-e-korner-kim.blogspot.com/2010/02/male-get-well-double-embossing.html

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  38. Great technique!!

    hier is my card!

    thanks for looking!

    lg
    Veronika

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  39. Wow! I really need some Nestabilities so I can try this technique. Awesome projects! Thanks for the chance to win the gift card!

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  40. Wow! Love all these ideas! So many to really help me when I am stuck! Thanks for sharing !! Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

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  41. What a GREAT idea!! I love it! All the projects are pretty, but I like Julie's butterfly card the best! So pretty!!

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  42. As usual you ladies surprise me. I love this look. Thanks for sharing. I am now going to head over to Simon Says Stamps and see what they have. Great job!

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  43. very very pretty - all of the cards are!!

    may have to give this technquie a try.

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  44. It's a brilliant technique I cannot wait to try it out.

    Margaret x

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  45. Beautiful projects and great video. Now off the check out Simon Says Stamp!

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  46. I have seen this before but didn't have any nesties to try it with. Until today I had forgot about this off to try it since I got some nesties for Christmas!

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  47. Great and informative video. Thank you.

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  48. I have seen so many cards and wondered "How did they do that"? So now I know. I have watched the video and now will have to try some cards made this way. Thanks for revisiting this technique. Alice R.

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  49. I just ordered some (too many lol) nestabilities so this is perfect timing! I can't wait to try this. Thanks so much.
    Annie S

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  50. These cards are so fun! The possibilities really are endless!!!

    jjbrewski at msn dot com

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  51. This is so amazing......I really want to try this but I've got to go and get some chipboard....but I think this technique makes it look so elegant....thank you very much.....

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  52. WOW! Thanks so much I sooooo needed this technique! ;)


    brc23 @ hotmail.com

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  53. Great technique!! I have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. What a gorgeous technique! The design team did such a beautiful job! Thanks, Pam
    pcrusberg at aol dot com

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  55. i enjoyed the video and will try it today! thanks.

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  56. am i the only one that doesn't know how to post a comment if i don't have a blog? "anonymous" was the only selection that allowed me to post. can anyone help a non-techy crafty person??

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  57. I love this! I will have to try it ASAP! Lynette

    lunker31 at hotmail dot com

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  58. Wow! Beautiful cards! I'd love to give this technique a try. Thanks for the great video and for sharing!
    Southernmrs
    at cox dot net

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  59. So inspiring, I'm going to try this!

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  60. Great idea for new ways to use existing stash. Lovely cards.

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  61. I can't believe I just found your Cuttlebug Spot....I love my cuttlebug and have not used it that much, but after watching your video (and purchasing some Nestabilities)I am so inspired. Thank you so-0-0 much!!!! Diane

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  62. Thanks so much. I have seen that video before, but there are so many things to try I can't remember them all, so it's great to have a refresher.

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  63. These are beautiful! I can never seem to get mine to come out so perfectly, but I'll keep trying until I come up with the right combination for my machine. :)

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  64. Ok,
    Can anyone give any pointers on this?
    I've followed the video exactly and still it doesn't work.
    It still embosses in the space just a little less deep than the rest of it.
    I've tried different thickness of chipboard to see if that made a difference and I can't go any thicker as the CB struggles to get through the depth I'm using already.
    I really wanted to try this but it is beating me.
    Can any of the DT who made cards this way come on and give some hints please?
    Thank so much!!

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  65. Katie your chipboard is most likely too thick, it should NOT struggle at all to go through. I ran into this the first few shots I took at it. Use thin cereal boxes or other recycled boxes-- that seemed to work best for me! good luck

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  66. Have tried this a couple times...still have a LONG way to go to master it like these!! Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration! - Kim

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  67. Kerri,
    Thanks for the tip :)
    I tried thin and it didn't work either but I'll keep trying.
    I really want to try this and hate to be beaten! LOL

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  68. OK, I did it!!!!!!
    Now just to complete the card and come back and show you.
    Thanks for all your help, it won't be a technique I use all the time but for a special card it will be perfect.

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  69. What a great technique. I just love it and it's not as difficult as it looks. It was actually a lot of fun. You can see my go at it on my blog at http://scrapellasblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/cuttlebug-spot-double-embossing.html
    Thanks so much for the tut!

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  70. I can't wait to try this. It looks like a neat technique. Thanks for showing us all your designs!
    PBrown9624@sbcglobal.net

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  71. ********************* if you have any questions feel free to email me and I will help you along....**************send the email to nrocke1@thecuttlebugspot.com

    You can do this technique with the back of cereal boxes.. thats what I used for my most recent card.. it works.. also make sure you have an embossing mat to get the embossing impression.

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  72. Loved having a go at this technique this week all the cards are fabulous girls!
    Hugs
    Juliexx

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  73. I can do that! What a great idea!

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  74. Wow~amazing projects! Thanks for the tips and the chance to win a great prize!

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  75. I haven't tried double embossing yet but plan to. It's a great look. I love Simon Says. They really do have something for everyone.

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  76. I tried double embossing once. Mine didn't turn out as pretty as these cards though. :-( but I will keep trying. Thnx for chance to win and the shares.

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  77. I love tools and new techniques. I will have to try this. Thanks for the chance to win.

    cat.lovin.scrapper at gmail dot com

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  78. Wow what awesome cards ....
    I love embossing and to do double embossing ...
    Love it!
    Wanda:-)

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  79. This technique video is excellent...I've bookmarked it and will experiment with double embossing in my little studio today! Thanks, Simon Says Stamp, for the chance to win goodies.

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  80. Great technique! Wonderful projects! Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for this wonderful prize and to everyone for sharing their ideas.

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  81. Thanks so much for the wonderful ideas. I am fairly new to card making and the Cuttlebug. There is so much to learn.
    Many thanks for the chance to win. Hugs from Ohio!

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  83. Will try this again. DT creations are fabulous. This is my first attempt at double embossing. It can be seen HERE

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  84. This technique is great. All the cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  85. The cards are lovely and this technique is WOW. I am going to have a bash at it now.

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  86. love theidea of having a smooth middle ofan embossed card. thanks for sharing. Rosemary at hudak4@zoominternet.net

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  87. I've been considering the nestibilities. Thi looks cool! Thanks for sharing!

    katkane43@aol.com

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  88. Awesome job D/T sisters~Love them all!

    ~L~

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  89. love that
    mycougarlovesme@yahoo.com

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  90. Wow...great work DT. Love these cards!

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  91. Thank you for the video. I will definitely be trying this technique!!!

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  92. I've never seen this technique before so had to give it a go after seeing all these fab creations.


    here’s mine
    Thanks
    Victoria
    x

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  93. Now I'm done - this was sooo much fun. I even came up with my own version, but I ran out of paper to make it better :(
    Here's my card:

    kamadesign

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  94. I finally got a chance to stop and try this. I will try it again.

    here is my card

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  95. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful ideas! I may have to start using Nesties!

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  96. What a cool technique, I can't wait to try it!!
    Angie P

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  97. As you folks on here are so clever with The Cuttlebug I wonder if you could tell me why I would need to buy The Cuttlebug 'B' plates to use its embossing folders in my Double Do XL machine please?

    I so wish I had not succumbed and bought this machine as I am unable to find many nice embossing dies for this machine in the UK. wish I'd bought The Cuttlebug now!!!!

    Thanks if anyone can help me.

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  98. jordiegirl, I don't have that machine but it appears that you need the B plate to complete the "sandwich" in the correct size for the machine to emboss the folder. You could play with the plates that come with your machine but I'm guessing it would just be easier to buy a B plate in the long run. Custom crops carries the plates as do many other stores that have the CB products.

    Here is a tutorial for your machine. http://www.craftideas.info/html/cuttlebug_and_double_do_b.html


    Great projects ladies!

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  99. Thanks for the inspiration Nilda, I love the results of this technique…the results look like a lot of work but with your tutorial, we can all have “wowie” results. And thank you to Simon Says Stamp for being so generous with their donation! I just checked out their website and I see LOTS to LOVE. Good on you for getting another wonderful sponsor!!

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