Hello 12x12 Cardstock Shop Fans! Christi here from Scrapping For Tranquility with another wonderful collaboration between 12x12 Cardstock Shop and Dreaming Tree. I love showing you all the wonderful things we can make with our cardstock and Dreaming Tree files.
With Halloween being only a little over a month away I decided to do last year's Mother Bates Place haunted house papercraft. I used cardstock from 12x12 Cardstock Shop for this project (and a lot of it). If you are interested in making your own Halloween papercraft house, you can find the SVG files for this project here.
12x12 Cardstock Shop also carries a cardstock kit for this project where you can buy all the paper you need with one click.
- American Crafts Cardstock in Granite, Truffle, Ash, Nickel, Black, Carmel, Olive, Rosebud, Wine
- Dark Gray Balsa Woodgrain Paper (accent)
- Encore Translucent Vellum in Gilded Gold, Lipstick Red and Blush
- Embossing Folders: Close to my Heart- Stripes for my siding on the house, Darice - Argyle as the brick areas, Cuttlebug - wiggly lines for all my roof (I'm not sure of the name of this one)
Tips for embossing cardstock
What I want to chat about today is embossing cardstock. I did a lot of embossing on this project and thought I would give you a couple of tips on embossing as I was doing them. Adding texture to your cardstock with embossing can really make a papercraft project stand out.
Do you ever emboss and your embossing image tears your cardstock? My embossing folder for the shingles kept doing this since it is such a deep die. First, ONLY pass it through your embossing machine one time. Meaning, when you roll it through, do NOT roll it back. Roll it through and take it out. It helps not to essentially emboss it twice.
If it does tear, I have a fast and easy way to repair those tears without throwing it away.
I turn my embossed cardstock over and use Pixie spray. Spray it on lightly and seal the tear up. It will dry within minutes without discoloring your cardstock.
Since I was doing an old house I left a bit of a "crack" in mine to resemble old siding as I inked my pieces.
You can also ink your pieces before you emboss. This will help not tear your pieces by handling them more.
I hope you enjoyed my embossing help. If you have further questions feel free to leave me a message or contact me on my blog.
This was a fun project to put together!
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