Selective Embossing with DIY Diffuser

Hi all! Today I have a video that I did a little bit ago for Simon Says Stamp. Enjoy!

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.

Watch video below | Watch at YouTube


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  1. What a great technique for selective embossing. Thank you for yet another inspiring video. Love it.

  2. super brilliant! thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks for the great video and all the links. I had fun watching you work. :)

  4. I really like using the white on the eyes…haven’t seen that done before…cute card!! (And I think bunnies can be any color!)

  5. thanks for another great technique to use.

  6. Perfect!! Yet another idea to use what supplies we already have…only taking them to the next level!! Love the ‘diffuser’ method.

  7. Great technique – love the green bunny!


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