Doodling with Debby: Embossing with a Stencil

Hi friends! Welcome to the latest edition of Doodling with Debby! This month Debby Hughes has made a gorgeous thank you card using the stencil embossing technique. Be sure to watch the video and enjoy!

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Hi this is Debby and for my Doodling With Debby feature this month I have a video below using the lovely Marilyn stencil to create and embossed background, which I then emphasized with Nuvo Embellishment Mousses.

Doodling with Debby: Embossing with a Stencil

I started this card by ink blending Rosie Cheeks, Melon and Merlot inks in to a panel of Arches Cold Pressed watercolor card. I then sandwiched the ink-blended panel between an embossing mat and the Marilyn stencil. The pressure of running this sandwich through a die cutting machine embosses the stencil pattern into the watercolor card.

Doodling with Debby: Embossing with a Stencil

I used my finger to rub Nuvo Embellishment Mousses in Fresh Copper, Coral Calypso and Mother Of Pearl over the raised areas of the embossing to emphasize the design. To give more sparkle I splattered the panel with a solution of Perfect Pearls and then when dry die cut with a Wonky Rectangle. I added the die cut panel to an Ivory card base.

Doodling with Debby: Embossing with a Stencil

With the background now complete it was time to concentrate on the rest of the card. For the sentiment I added a piece of Be Creative Tape Sheet to a scrap of Ivory card and covered it with Nuvo Sunkissed Copper Gilding Flakes then die cut the Script Thanks die.

Doodling with Debby: Embossing with a Stencil

I paired the coppery thanks die cut with a coordinating sentiment from the Thoughtful Messages set which I white heat embossed on Slate card and trimmed to a skinny banner.

Doodling with Debby: Embossing with a Stencil

I die cut two sprigs of vellum leaves using my favorite Clustered Leaves die and then adhered all the elements to the embossed panel. As a final touch I added Nuvo Crystal Drops in Copper Penny, Bubblegum Blush and Ivory Seashell.

Thanks for joining me today and I’ll see you next time for Doodling With Debby!


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Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Debby for being our guest!

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  1. This card is absolutely beautiful! I was blown away with how delicate and sparkly it was. You showed so many techniques and thank you for sharing your wonderful card.

  2. I’ve actually done this technique by accident mind but like your creation it turned out beautiful. While I was creating my piece I went to my own place of Zen.
    I love your piece and hope you were able to achieve your own place of Zen. ?

  3. What a gorgeous card. So lovely warm colours and what a great tips, the one with the gilding flakes and the one how to hide the glue for the vellum. Thank you for sharing your work and tips with us.

  4. Wow, absolutely gorgeous card!! Love the colours. That along with the shine and the vellum leaves – stunning!!! Great video too.

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