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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!




A great card and a lovely technique. Thanks for the details. a useful stencil this. Ursula xxx

Gorgeous card here, and who doesn´t love stars? It´s sooo symbolic somehow, as we all in one way or another is aming for the stars somewhere ain´t we? I can think of millions of way to use these stars, and you sure did an awesome job here too with this gorgeous card here.

Super technique - love your tutorial on it!!! I love all things stars so these are awesome for me!

Love the stencil. Thanks for the tutorial.

Love the stencil. Thanks for the tutorial.

Thank you for sharing your technique! The stars are so fun.

what a neat technique...love the stencil

What a fun and fabulous card!

sympa! bises

What a fun technique...

what a neat idea!

What great technique to try! Lovely bright card!

Love this technique. I have a BigShot though; do you have the sandwich for that machine?

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