Foiled And Embossed Easter Card

card measures 8.50” x 5.50”

card measures 8.50” x 5.50”

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Colorful Pastel flowers set the stage for Spring on this handmade Easter card. Foil letters announce the season while embossed bunnies frame the message. I created the embossed texture for this card with the Silhouette Curio machine. The Curio is capable of a long list of tasks. For this project it adds dimension with embossing. You don't have to have a specialty machine to make this project. Each element is possible with the instructions I've included. Download the pdf for the templates and instructions. Look to the bottom of this page for Curio instructions.

Directions

step 1 - The Printed Card Download and print out the card template on card stock. Position the image one inch from the right bottom and right side of the blank page on your computer screen.

step 1 - The Printed Card
Download and print out the card template on card stock. Position the image one inch from the right bottom and right side of the blank page on your computer screen.

step 2 - Hand Embossing (You'll find Curio Embossing at the bottom of this page.) Print the the bunnies and the double border on card stock. Cut out the bunnies image and the outside border line with a craft knife.

step 2 - Hand Embossing
(You'll find Curio Embossing at the bottom of this page.) Print the the bunnies and the double border on card stock. Cut out the bunnies image and the outside border line with a craft knife.

step 3 - Set the color page over the cut out. If you don't have a light box, put the work on a window. You need to see the cut out shapes through the color page. Using a fine embossing tool, trace the cuts of the bunnies and the outside frame. Remove the color page. Cut against the inside frame removing the excess card stock. Align the two layers again and emboss the inside frame.

step 3 - Set the color page over the cut out. If you don't have a light box, put the work on a window. You need to see the cut out shapes through the color page. Using a fine embossing tool, trace the cuts of the bunnies and the outside frame. Remove the color page. Cut against the inside frame removing the excess card stock. Align the two layers again and emboss the inside frame.

step 4 - Print out the word "Easter" on copy paper.  Set aside. Cut a piece of card stock and a piece of Deco Foil Hot Melt Adhesive large enough to fit the word. Place the Hot Melt adhesive side down on the card stock.

step 4 - Print out the word "Easter" on copy paper.  Set aside. Cut a piece of card stock and a piece of Deco Foil Hot Melt Adhesive large enough to fit the word. Place the Hot Melt adhesive side down on the card stock.

step 5 - Slip the two layers between the provided parchment paper. Bond them with a dry iron on a medium setting for 30 seconds. When cool, remove the parchment. Place the unprinted side of the copy paper against the paper side of the hot melt. Clip the two together and use a craft knife to cut the word into the adhesive sheet. Remove the printed paper and the Hot Melt paper cover to reveal the adhesive.

step 6 - Lay the adhesive side of the word on the non-shiny side of the foil. Place the two into parchment paper and iron.

step 6 - Lay the adhesive side of the word on the non-shiny side of the foil. Place the two into parchment paper and iron.

step 7 - When cool, remove the parchment paper and the foil. Apply any paper glue to the backside of the word and adhere it to the front of the card.

step 7 - When cool, remove the parchment paper and the foil. Apply any paper glue to the backside of the word and adhere it to the front of the card.

 
Silhouette Curio Embossing

Set the printed card stock on the cutting mat with the printed edge at the top. Drag the bunnies and double frame onto your Curio window one inch from the side and top edges. Once positioned, select them. The following machine settings were used on 65 lb. card stock with the Silhouette Score and Emboss material selected and a premium blade (3X) installed:

Emboss Window
Score & Emboss
Tool 2 fine tip
Apply Score & Emboss Lines
Cut Settings Window
Tool 1 & 2 - Score & Emboss Paper, Platform 5, Speed 5
Tool 1 Ratchet Blade Setting 2, Thickness 2
Tool 2 Emboss Tool Fine, Thickness 33

These setting will produce a very good result but keep in mind if you’re looking for more definition, you can send the job through a second time.

 


Supplies

At Craft Store

  •  craft knife
  •  paper glue
  •  copy paper and 65 lb. card stock
  •  Deco Foil & Hot Melt Adhesive
  •  embossing tool

Miscellaneous

  •  Iron

At Amazon

  • Curio Cutting Tool

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