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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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