How to Emboss Your Oversized Card


How do you emboss a 6″ x 6″ card front?”  This is a question I have been asked, time and time again.  Today I am going to show you one of the easiest ways to do just that.  Most of my cards are 6″ x 6″ so I am always trying to come up with something that looks interesting and discovered this technique when I was wanting to emboss my 6″ x 6″ card.

My designer paper was made by using the Abstract Embossing Technique from the April 2005 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.   My image is a download from Twisted Papers. My Flourish stamp is from Fancy Pants and the sentiment is from Stampin’ Up.


Basic supplies this week:  Small Cuttlebug folders.


Today’s card is a little bigger than 6 x 6.  If you want to create the same size as I did, make the small square 4 3/4″ and the large square 5 3/4″.


Place the small Cuttlebug folder so the pattern is against both the side and the bottom edges.  Repeat for each corner.


Each corner is embossed and the card front is ready to be decorated.


Another view of the embossed corners.

Please link me up to your cards that use this technique.  I’d love to see what you did.

An index of all my tutorials is listed in my Tutorial page above.

Posted on : Mar 16 2010
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7 People have left comments on this post

Mar 16, 2010 - 07:03:35
Myrna said:

Great card!!!! Love the colors and the technique has piqued my interest.

Mar 16, 2010 - 09:03:04

So cool and you rock as per usual with the techniques…Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us.
connie paxman

Mar 16, 2010 - 10:03:34

Great technique and so simple to do. My kind of technique!! Thanks.

Mar 17, 2010 - 02:03:19
Maryann Laursen said:

WAUW so cool Beth, thanks a lot for sharing all your great ideas. Don´t know, why we never think of these small tricks to get the things done?? But sure glad, you do and are willing to share with all the rest of us hun.. I´m soon having my own Beth Lesson librry here ha ha ha and thanks sooo much for that. You just rocks girl.
Biiiig hugs Maryann

Mar 17, 2010 - 08:03:23
Ali Manning said:

What a clever idea – now I need some of those small folders. Thanks for sharing this great technique!

Mar 18, 2010 - 07:03:37
beth said:

As always Beth wonderful technique and beautiful card

Mar 21, 2010 - 03:03:05
sally said:

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful technique . Love it

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