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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!




Very nice technique. I can see this stencil being used in many ways and it'll be cool for cardmaking for the guys!

Lovely card!! Perfect for graduation or just change up the sentiment!! So versatile!! Love the technique, too!! Thanks so much! :)

A great technique, thank you for sharing it with other crafters.

What a fun card! Thanks for the tutorial... you make it look so easy! It is perfect for a grad card! Awesome!!!

Wow, this is a great technique that I must try!

Great card and great technique!

I enjoyed your tutorial. It was very helpful. I liked the way you did the embossing. Great card.

Your tutorial is awesome- thanks

Love, love, love this card! I love stars and this is just perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Well thought out product, with the two stencils matching up, and you've shown a great way to use them together - thanks.

Great card! Thanks for the really useful tutorial too.

Great tutorial and super card - you make it look so easy !! Love these new stencils - so very versatile !!!

Another great technique. It is amazing how many ways to use stencils you all have come up with. Fun!

Lovely card 'It's a STAR!!'

This is really interesting - I hope to try it soon.

Awesome technique!

A great technique!! Thanks for sharing. I love the card!!

Great card! Love what you did with the markers. And also love how these stencils work together. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Wow, another great idea on how to use your stencils more. I love this star stencil.

Absolutely brilliant :-)
I am amazed be what you can do with these stencils, thank you so much for all the new ideas and technics.

very creative use of the star stencil.
stamping sue

I love this star stencil as I can see myself using this over and ever. I love your card and how you used this stencil. I sure have learned a lot this week. Thanks.

Such a pretty card, Marnie! Love that star stencil!!

Love this technique. Beautiful card. Tfs

Thanks so much for this tutorial - I am a very visual learner and appreciate the time you took to show how to do this technique!

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