Sunday, 26 January 2014

Embossed Background

Hi it's Lisa here with my first inspiration post on the new look blog.

We have already shown you a couple of posts on ways to create texture using masks, one from Jaine here and one from Jess here. I wanted to try and show that you don't always need to get messy (although sometimes that is fun!) to create a cool background.

Completed Card

Here's what you'll need:

Step by Step:

  1. Take a 14cm square of white card and place onto the mask, securing with some low tack tape. Run through your die cutting machine to emboss. I used a Cuttlebug and the sandwich was as follows A plate, B plate, mask, card, embossing mat, 2 card shims and a B plate.
  2. With the mask still in place use a stencil brush to apply the ink. Remove the mask and mat onto orange card. Fix to your card base.
  3. Take a strip of white card and stamp with various sentiment stamps. Mat on orange card and fix to the card base.
  4. Stamp 'Surprise' onto a thin strip of white card and trim ends into fishtails (I used a square punch for this). Fix to card base using 3D foam pads.
  5. Decorate with pearls and glitter glue.
A close up of the embossing.
I'm not sure that the camera has truly picked up the texture but it looks lovely in real life and makes you want to stroke it (sad as that sounds!).

Hope you are inspired to try something different with your masks and if you give this a go leave a link to your project in the comments below as I would love to pop by and take a look...nosey? me? ;-)

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon for more inspiration from the fabulous Hurley Girlies!



  1. Love love love this, it's a really jolly happy bright colour to cheer anyone up on a dull winter day.

  2. Fantastic card Lisa, the colours are so cheery.xx

  3. Fabulously cheerful card Lisa, and a great tutorial x

  4. This is awesome Lisa!! Loving the yellow and orange - gorgeous and summery. xx