Thursday, December 27, 2012

Selective Embossing with DIY Diffuser


Hi all! Kristina here. :)

Did you notice how the little bunny has embossing around him? I was able to leave the area around the bunny untouched by using a diffuser. For an easy to use diffuser, you can try the Tim Holtz Diffusers, but I wanted the non-embossed area to be lower on the card so I created my own diffuser for when I embossed the cardstock with Spellbinders' Simplicity embossing folder.

Be sure to watch the video below to see how to use a diffuser. I also explain how I made it using 6 sheets of 120# Ultra Thick Cardstock (really just one and a half sheets since I cut them down). You can use chipboard or other thick materials for the diffuser as well. The key is to experiment and see what works best for you. :)

I colored in the cute bunny stamp from Paper Smooches with Inktense pencils. To add the goofy eyes, I used Ranger Enamel Accents.

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33 comments:

  1. How smart.. That I gotta try.. Great Card.. And the Bunny is so cute!.. Great Colors used! :o)

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  2. That's so cute!!! Love the green bunny!

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  3. Thanks for the tips! Been wanting to try this for a long time.

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  4. So cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. So cute. Thanks for the video. I have just ordered a set of TH diffusers but I will definitely have a go at making my own, too!

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  6. Very cute and thanks for sharing how to make your own diffuser.

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  7. Loved the video, and the tip was great. Your bunny is a funny little guy.

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  8. Hope Arizona is treating well. Great Card!!

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  9. Great video! Thanks for sharing how to make your own diffuser. Love your fun bunny!

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  10. Another fabulous technique to try - thanks

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  11. Gorgeous technique...thanks for sharing!
    xxx Margreet

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  12. What a great idea to use a diffuser. Thanks for the video. Iris

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  13. Love these new embossing diffusers.. so many possibilities. Adorable card Kristina!

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  14. so cute and thanks for the tutorial on the diffusers~!!

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  15. Great idea with making your own diffuser - so simple! Cute card Kristina!

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  16. Great look on this whimsical little card! I'll have to try diffusing a card one of these days now that I know how simple it is to achieve that look :)

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  17. WOW!! Such a CUTE card!! THANKS for sharing the video and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! :)

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  18. Brilliant idea for a DIY diffuser. Definitely going to give this a try in my CB. Thanks for sharing your talents Kristina.

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  19. Cute! Thanks for showing us how.

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  20. So cute! Thanks for the reminder of the diffuser! I haven't done that for a long time! :)

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  22. Great tutorial ... I'm off to give this a try!

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  23. Awesome tutorial....I will most definitely be trying this! I also need to get some of those Inktense colored pencils.

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  24. Thanks for this fabulous video. I had heard of making your own difussers, but didn't know how that would work, great idea. Thanks!

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  25. So cute! I just love watching your videos! I'm going to try to make my own diffuser!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  26. What a great tip...thanks so much, Kristina! Such a cute card! The eyes are fantastic!

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  27. Great video, thanks for the tips on how to make your own diffuser. I have a Cuttlebug, I'll have to experiment as you said. I love that bunny...have him in my stash, but would never think to make him green! (I will now!) Sweet, fun card!

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  28. I love anytime I can save money & make it myself. Thanks for the instructions.

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