Pink Robot – Background Gears Embossed with Dies

Double the use of your dies by embossing instead of cutting with them. This Pink Robot has a silver foil background of gears embossed with dies.

For this months Crafting By Designs challenge, Anything Goes! It’s really a great challenge as you can be creative and make anything, and then you’ll be able to win 2 free digi stamps!

For this pink robot birthday card, I used the digital stamp Birthday Bot from our sponsor Dr. Digi.

Pink robot birthday card

To make the birthday bot pop, I put it on a background of silver foil. As cool as this paper is, it needed some texture for more interest. Die-cutting gears from the foil didn’t give the look I wanted, but I didn’t have an embossing folder that said “robot.”

See below how I used my gear die-cuts to created a background embossed with gears.


Steps for the Background Embossed With Dies Technique:

1. Cut silver foil paper to 4″ x 5 1/4″.

2. Make your “sandwich:

Top

  • Impressions Pad (white)
  • Thin silicone rubber mat (blue)
  • Silver Foil Paper (good side down)
  • Die (cutting edge UP)
  • Standard cutting pad (usually clear)
  • Platform (set to the shortest setting)

Bottom

TIP: Sometimes I find the sandwich needs to be super tight for die-cuttting as it rolls through, but the embossing with dies onto foil technique doesn’t take as much pressure to get a deep texture.

3. Run your foil and die-cut/embossing sandwich through your die-cutting machine.


Supplies for a Pink Robot Card:

Big Shot Embossing Mats

Big Shot Embossing Mats
$15.00


Want to learn some tips on how to use digital stamps and combine them with your stamp and crafting stash? See the post below for lots of tips and tricks:

how to use digital stamps twitter

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Happy Crafting!

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4 Responses

  1. Megan says:

    Hi Laura, a superb robot card, love the robot in pinks and I think the embossed cogs on the silver card are brilliant as a background… have a wonderful weekend… Megan

  2. oh my gosh, what a fun, cool card. and the embossing really takes it to the next level! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (embossible!) STASH with us this fortnight!

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