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Wed 14

Star Flash Stencil - Deboss/Letterpress - Tutorial

Good Morning!  We have almost reached the end of our Blog Blitz, I hope you are enjoying everyones amazing projects.  Today I'm showing you how to Deboss/Letterpress  with the Star Flash 88542 Designer Stencil and the Cuttlebug.  You can absolutely use this same technique to Emboss just eliminate the coloring and flip your paper over when you take it off the Cuttlebug plates.


 First start with your Cuttlebug the A platform, two B plates, 1 rubber embossing mat and 2 metal shims.  Mine our different sizes only because that's all I have.  You will also need 1 sheet of cardstock similar dimensions to the stencil 4 3/4" x 6 1/4".  This will protect your rubber embossing mat from getting ink on it and you can cut down your piece when your done.


 Plase the A platform, one metal shim and a B plate on top of that onto the Cuttlebug.


 Now with a marker color your stencil.  In this case I used a water based marker they will dry slower.  The marker color used was Faded Jeans Distress ink.


 Lay the rubber embossing mat onto the B plate then the paper.  Gently lay the stencil onto the cardstock without moving it around or it will smudge the cardstock.


 Finally lay the other metal shim over the stencil and then the last B plate onto the cuttlebug.  You can forgo the second metal shim, however the impression will not be as deep or prominant.


 I love the Star Flash stencil and I was even more thrilled with it when I discovered the Star Show Stencil matches up to the stars on it.  This makes it so much fun to color in some of the stars. 


 I Love Love how it lines up!  The technique possibilities are endless!  Here I just sponged some Mustard Seed Distress ink into the open stars.


 I tried to get a decent photograph of how the ink is imbedded in the cardstock.  I did add some stickles to the yellow stars to


 Finally I added the word Congrats to the card since the stars make me think of all of the Graduations I have coming up.  The alphabet used for the word is teh Script Lowercase Alphabet 98896 this fits together nicely to form full words.


 Another close up of the stars.  Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to leave a comment on this post to win a Star Flash Designer Stencil of your own!  Good Luck and have a Wonderful day!




Wow that's brilliant :-)
I can't wait to try out this technique, it looks so good.
Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win.

A great card for the graduates!!
Thanks for the techniques; I gotta give it a try:)

A great technique! I love stars :)
Hugs, Jorunn

What a fantastic technique. Such great results like letterpress. Thank you for the tutorial

Nice card. Thank you for the detailed instructions. I haven't tried this technique, but am about to.

Very cool! I love how the stencils line up with each other, that's great!

Love the letterpress, how cool that the stencils match up!

Oh wow I love stars and already have star flash but did not know that star show coordinates!! Thanks for the awesome card using both .

It is so cool how we have taken an older technique and made it new again! I love things like that!

A great card from this fun technique. Simple and effective

Super idea!

What a fun card! Loving the layered stars and love how those two products fit perfectly together!

Nice! It is perfefect.

The stars and bright Mustard Seed distress ink really convey the excitement of graduation. Thanks, Marnie, for showing how to coordinate the use of multiple tools! Great techniques!

nice card

Cool technique, love the card!


What a great card - can be used for so many celebrations....with kids of all ages!

Thanks so much for making a tutorial on your technique. Love the card!

So sweet and so easy, together is a perfect team!
Bye from Capucine of Québec!

I love the way you combined the two stencils on your card!

Awesome technique...love this stencil too.

Wow, what a great technique. Love the ease of constructing the card. Great for any occasion, great go to stencil. Great job.

Thanks so much for this tutorial on the star stencil! Great card and technique and how fabulous that you can combine the two stencils!!

Great technique and tutorial! I will have to try this soon.

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