Using Embossed Fonts as Backgrounds
(using CTMH stramps)
I found this technique on and I love it! I usually forget about using stamped images as background paper but stamping andembossing! Genius!
I love the softer yet shiny look this technique gives to layouts. It would even work great on cards or other project. Don’t you just love how this looks? It gives a great subtle look that is not overpowering for the photos or other elements on the page.
For a more subtle use of the alphabet, adorn yourschool-themed layouts with your own alphabet-patterned paper. On this layout, the alphabet pattern is made using the Classmate Alphabet (D1303).
Stamp your alphabet rows onto cardstock using VersaMark ink. Start by lining up your alphabet stamps in a single row from A to Z. You’ll need more than one block to fit them all. You can use both sides of the same block; just make sure you don’t overlap the images so you can still see clearly.
After you’ve stamped all your rows, dust the image with clear detail embossing powder, then heat using your craft heater. It’s easier if you focus on embossing in sections, two lines at a time. The resulting gloss will give your layout a subtle, but very “classy” look. Try stamping and embossing on Dimensional Elements tocreate your own Irresistibles! Now it’s your chance to go to your creative corner and put those ABC’s to good use!
When you are all done with the embossing remember to set aside for a couple of minutes to cool off and harden completely.  After you get your photos in you can finish up adding embellishments to complete your page! It’s fun and easy to do and gives a great professional finished look too!