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. Thanks Debby! This is beautiful. I have that die and this is a great way to use it. Love the colors, too!

  2. Oh my but this card is so gorgeous! The color palette is perfect and the variety of wonderful techniques used in the awesome video was amazing. Thanks for sharing your lovely work.

  3. Love it, love it! The coloration is beautiful, and the combination of several techniques adds up to a special, stunning card. Thank you for such detailec instructions.

  4. Wonderful card nice velum. Leaves. Love the technique.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a blessed day!

  5. Not a color tone I usually gravitate to but this card is beautiful! Love all of the techniques that you’ve layered on the card and they all work super well together :)

  6. Honestly Debby, this card could NOT be more beautiful, its an absolute STUNNER! Very well done as always!

  7. Beautiful card, Debby. Thanks for the tip of putting the drops on the vellum and then using adhesive behind.

  8. I love the colors on this card! It’s very soft looking and the Marilyn stencil is a beautiful pattern. The white sprigs and Nuvo drops complete this amazing card!

  9. Debby, your card is absolutely incredible. So elegant and can be used for SO many different occasions simply by changing the sentiment. Thanks for the great video and excellent idea!

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