Embossing, Debossing and Watermarking Framelits: 3 Videos

Hi all!

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Before we go on, if you don’t know what  Sizzix Framelits are you can watch this introduction video by Stampin’ Up’s Donna Griffith:

I’ve been playing with these Sizzix  Framelits since December when Stampin’ Up added them to our catalog.  They are really growing on me and I really like them!   I had played around with turning them upside down to emboss the shapes rather than just cut out the shapes but I was a little leery in sharing in case they ruined the cutting edge. 

Now we are into February, lots of stampers have been embossing with them, and mine are doing fine with the method I have used so I feel comfortable sharing how I emboss with these fun new dies!

I made 3 quick videos for 3 different versions of embossing/debossing with the framelits:  (embossing is seeing a raised edge and Debossing is seeing an impression or depression in the paper)

I’m using the SU Sizzix Labels Collection Framelits Dies (item # 125598) for all my videos.  $26.95 for a set of 6.  This is what the paper shapes look like once you cut them:

This first video is the basic way that I emboss a frame or shape.  I’m using the Labels Collection for all my videos, which are   One side of the Framelit has a lipped edge on one side. By flipping it over and placing your card stock on top of a silicone rubber pad (from Sizzix) you can allow the rubber to cushion and help create the impression of the frame.

Here is the video:

The next technique was just me experimenting and wanting to see the impression better.  So I inked the flat side of the framelits with VersaMark, which is a great watermarking inkI call this Watermark Debossing since it’s the deep impressions that are darkened:

Here is the video:

And lastly, I was playing around with Debossing a Textured Impressions folder image.  So I played around with different embossing folders, like the Square Lattice folder. I ran the frame on top of the embossed card stock and it smoothed the design away to leave the frame.  It looks great in person so give it a try!  I just finished a pretty card using it for one of this week’s Stamping School videos.  

I goofed around and called it TID for Textured Impressions Debossing.  Quite a mouthful as you will see that Matt threw in my bloopers at the end (he just loves it when I mess up and I do it often!)

Here is the video: 

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20 Responses to Embossing, Debossing and Watermarking Framelits: 3 Videos

  1. Corinne says:

    Thanks for sharing this is great!

  2. Sue Selfridge says:

    As always, I learn so much from Linda (and Matt’s great filming). These are ones I will copy almost word for word with my customers. Well except for the bloopers at the end. I got my starter laugh for the day.

  3. marité says:

    vraiment de très jolies explications dommage que nous en France nous ne les avons pas encore belle journée marie-thérèse

  4. elles sont réalisées par Sizzix. Voir si Sizzix sera disponible en France! Linda —– Original Message —–

  5. Mari Fredericks says:

    Fabulous ideas, as usual! I’m right to the craft room to try it out! Thanks!

  6. Linda Henry says:

    How cool is this to be able to use these in another way! TFS, I will definately be doing this at My next stamp camp!

  7. Susan says:

    thank you for ironing out the kinks w/these embosslits & framelits; so kind of you to share the videos; as always, if I’m uncertain, I go to your blog & with a little searching, I’ll find the answer!

  8. Fabulous ideas! Love all these new techniqiues you come up with.

  9. Jan Burnett says:

    Linda you are an amazing teacher. Thanks so so much for sharing

  10. Thx, Jan!

    Linda (

  11. S Carnevale says:

    I stumbled upon this website and decided to take a look and WOW!!
    Thank You so much for sharing these techniques. After viewing this I’m going to join your site. Thank You so much for sharing some FREE videos with some of us new demonstrators it really helps us with new ideas to share with our clients.

  12. That’s so nice of you to take time and email me – thanks! Linda

    —– Original Message —–

  13. Michelle says:

    Great videos. Thanks for all the tips.
    Question: Why doesn’t the die cut through your top shim of vanilla??? Because it’s so loose or because the rubber mat is part of the sandwich or what???

  14. Sizzlets only cut thru one layer of cardstock, unlike the big dies that can cut 4-6 layers. So it does make little indentations on my shim but not cut thru


  15. Tracey says:

    Awesome videos Linda! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us. Can’t wait to show these techniques to my club memebrs!

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  17. Tracie says:

    Great videos. Just curious
    1. how you clean the framelits – after putting versamark on them?
    2. have you noticed whether the versamark “stains” (for lack of a better word) the framelits?

  18. No staining at all and I just spritz them with my Stampin’ mist stamp cleaner and a towel and they are squeaky clean


  19. Susan Silver says:

    I loved all of these videos! Thank you so much for sharing! Also enjoyed the bloopers at the end! 😉

  20. Lorraine Padden says:

    Loved this series of videos. Can’t wait to try these great techniques. Thanks

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