VIDEO to learn how to emboss with dies using Stained Glass Thinlits

Embossing Mats are an economical way to provide more uses for your dies.

Today, I have the first in a series of videos to show you how easy it is to use any of your dies for embossing.

Here is the card that I made in the video.

… and the inside

Here is the other card that I showcased in the video.


  • Sandwich for embossing:
    • Big Shot Platform with Tab 2 open (or with the new platform – no adapters)
    • Die with cutting side up
    • Cardstock
    • Blue Thin Silicone Mat
    • White Impressions Pad
  • Supplies:
    • Stamp Set: Painted Glass
    • Cardstock: Soft Sea Foam, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Petal Pink, Graceful Glass Designer Vellum
    • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Petal Pink, Mango Melody, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, So Saffron
    • Accessories: Stained Glass Thinlits, Dimensionals, Embossing Mats
  • Measurements METRIC:
    • Soft Sea Foam:
      • Card base: 21cm x 14.8cm scored at 10.5cm
      • Layer 1: 13cm x 8.5cm
    • Basic Black: 13cm x 3.5cm
    • Very Vanilla: 13.8cm x 9.5cm (inside of card), 7.5cm x 6.5cm
    • Petal Pink: scrap to stamp sentiment
    • Vellum: 7cm x 6cm
  • Measurements IMPERIAL:
    • Soft Sea Foam:
      • Card base: 8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”
      • Layer 1: 5⅛” x 3⅜”
    • Basic Black: 5⅛” x 1⅜”
    • Very Vanilla: 5¼” x 4” (inside of card), 3” x 2.5”
    • Petal Pink: scrap to stamp sentiment
    • Vellum: 2¾” x 2¼”
  • Instructions:
    • Emboss both long edges of the Soft Sea Foam layer using the sandwich above.
    • Die cut the Basic Black piece with the same die that was used for embossing.
    • Colour the vellum piece with markers and attach to small piece of Very Vanilla. Use a sponge and Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue as demonstrated in the video.
    • Use Dimensionals to attach the vellum / vanilla layer to the centre of the card.
    • Stamp the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black on Petal Pink scrap. Cut to desired shape and attach over the art panel.
    • Emboss one short edge of the Very Vanilla inside piece using the sandwich above and lightly sponge with Petal Pink. Attach to the inside of the card base.
    • Emboss the left short edge of a Very Vanilla envelope using the sandwich above.

Check out the video for a more detailed look on how to achieve this embossed look.


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