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Scrapbook Embossing Technique: Patterned Stamp Background

Embossing is a fabulous technique that you can use to add dimension and personality to your design!

For today's tip, discover how to create a glamorous embossed scrapbook background by using the shapes of your preloved packaging containers.

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Step 1

All you need are: packaging container cover with an awesome shape, cardboard, Versamark ink, embossing powders, and your lovely photo.

Let's get creative!

embossing with shapes materials

Step 2

Get the cover of your preloved packaging. As for me, I used this hexagonal-shaped cover of my old hand cream box.

If you are an avid follower, you might have seen me use this on some of my creations. This is my go-to whenever I need to add an awesome shape to my layout! I just love the accent that it gives my page!

hexagonal cover

You just need to look around you, and you'll be quite surprised by the shapes of the packaging that you can find.

Wait! Once Your Embossing Materials Are Ready, Then, You'll Need To Start Incorporating Them To Your Layout....Let Me Show You...

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Step 3

Ink up your shape with Versamark and stamp into the cardboard paper.

Versamark ink on cover

Make sure that your paper is quite absorbent just like this cardboard. We do not want a paper that will either absorb or dissipate all the ink. We need it to be just right!

hexagonal cover on cardboard

Step 4

Before the ink dries, sprinkle you embossing powder over it.

Use one color of the embossing powder on one side, and another one on the other side to create a lovely effect! As for me, I used gold and copper for my hexagon.

copper embossing powder
gold embossing powder

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Step 5

Use your heat gun to dry the wet areas as seen below.

scrapbook-embossing-technique

See how beautiful it has come out?

hexagon

Step 6

We can now create a honey comb effect by repeating the same procedure.

hexagons

Isn't that lovely?

honey comb effect

Step 7

Now, you can add your precious photo! See how the background enhanced the whole look?

You can even add a sentiment on it to make it more cohesive and tell the story behind your photo!

embossing with preloved packaging

I hope you enjoyed this tip, and stay tuned for more inspiring scrapbooking tips!

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