One of my favorite ways to use the Slice is to create fun and unique embossed backgrounds.
Of course, you could use the same technique to create a single element on a page, card, or other project.
Remove the blade and insert the embossing tip.
I want the raised side to be on the solid side of the patterned paper…so I’m going to put my paper face down on the mat.
You can do this technique with any of the cards, but if you
want to do letters or numbers, you need one with the MS option. Go ahead and choose the number (or
letter), choose the size, and then switch to the mirror image.
Place the Slice on top of the paper and emboss.
Choose the next number, place the Slice wherever you want to emboss and repeat the process until you’ve embossed all of the images you want to add.
It’s likely that the patterned side of your paper will not even look like you’ve done anything…
But when you flip it over, you’ll be able to see the embossed images.
To make the images really stand out, choose a very fine grit sandpaper – I like this super fine sanding block.
Gently rub the sanding block over the raised images.
I usually use a small circular motion – be really gentle so you don’t rip the paper.
When you’re done sanding, it will look something like this.
Now you can go ahead and create the rest of your layout!Wendy Anderson