Posted in 2022-23 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, 3D Embossing Folder, Designer Series Paper, flowers, Gratitude/ Thanks

Bruno & Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop-May 2022-Stampin’ Up!® Nature’s Prints

You can make this beautiful thank you note quickly with the Nature’s Prints stamp set and the Sun Prints Designer Series Paper!

Hello and welcome to our Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for May 2022. I’m so happy you are joining me today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world taking part in training to help us build a successful Stampin’ Up! business and reach some goals we have set.

Today I have a quick and simple thank you card made with the Nature’s Prints stamp set and Sun Prints Designer Series Paper(DSP) available in the new 2022-23 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

Here are all the wonderful patterns in the Sun Prints DSP pack.

You may be starting here or have come from another blog – either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see the great ideas in every blog post today.

Measurements and Supplies- Nature’s Prints Thank You card

  • Night of Navy Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches scored at 4 1/4 inches.
  • Basic White CS: 3 x 4 inches cut with the Scalloped Contours Dies and 4 x 5 1/4 inches for the inside of the card
  • Sun Prints DSP: one design: 2 x 5 inches and a second
    design: 1 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches
  • Fern 3D Embossing Folder
  • Pastel Pearls
  • Night of Navy Ink

Instructions for Nature’s Prints Thank You card

  1. Place the front of the Night of Navy CS card base in the Fern 3D Embossing Folder and run it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.
  2. Ink up the leaf image with Night of Navy Ink and stamp on the left lower corner of the Scalloped Contour Die cut.
  3. Use the Night of Navy Ink again to ink the sentiment “A Heartfelt Thank You” and stamp in the top portion of the Scalloped Contour Die cut.
  4. Adhere the 2 x 5 inch Sun Print DSP to the left hand side of the card front, about 3/4 inch from the left edge.
  5. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere the 1 3/4 x 3 1/2 inch Sun Print DSP so that about 1/2 inch of the first layer of Sun Print DSP shows on the bottom.
  6. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals on the top half of the back of the stamped Scalloped Contour Die cut and adhesive for the bottom half. Adhere to the card front.
  7. Apply the blue Pastel Pearls as desired.

Instructions for inside of card

  1. Use the flower image with the Night of Navy Ink and stamp into the upper left and lower right corners of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS.
  2. Stamp the fern in the corners as well.

Voila! You have a beautiful quick and simple Thank You card!

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Posted in 2022 January-June Stampin' Up!® Mini Catalog, 3D Embossing Folder, beginner stamper, encouragement, Friendship, Fun/Fancy fold card, Inspiration, Love/Affection, Nature, Stamping-off technique

Fun Fold Friday: Stampin’ Up!® Blessings of Home and Slim Line Sayings

Hello! Yay for Friday! I have a nice Fun Fold card for you today using both the Blessings of Home and Slim Line Sayings stamp sets. The Heart & Home Designer Series Paper (DSP) really adds a beautiful touch.

I recommend trying to cut this card out with plain paper first. It took a couple of tries for me to get it the way I wanted. Hopefully you’ll get it on the first go around!

Measurements

Blessings of Home and Slim Line Sayings You Are Fabulous Fun Fold Card

  • Night of Navy Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 11 inches
  • Night of Navy CS: 2 3/8 x 3 1/2 inches
  • Misty Moonlight CS: 3 1/8 x 5 1/4 inch
  • Basic White CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inch, 3 1/8 x 5 1/4 inches, and a label from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Heart & Home DSP: 3 1/8 x 5 1/4 inches

Ink: Night of Navy and Misty Moonlight

Preparing the Card Base

First make a score line at 3 3/8 and 7 5/8 inches. Then make a small notch on the horizontal axis at 1 1/8 and 9 7/8 inches, and on the vertical axis at 1 3/4 inches on each side.

Next make a cut between the score line and notch on the upper part of the card base bilaterally. Finally, cut between the 1 3/4 inch notch on the side and the notch on the bottom bilaterally.

Preparing the Front Panels

I found it easiest to make a pattern to use for this piece. Make a notch on the 3 1/8 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS 1 5/8 inches down the right-hand side and 1 1/8 inches in on the bottom from the right. Use this to cut the 3 1/8 x 5 1/4 inch Heart & Home DSP.

To make the other side, flip the pattern over. Note: This isn’t critical with a solid color, but would be if you were using a DSP on both panels. Cut the 3 1/8 x 5 1/4 inch Misty Moonlight CS. Then run this piece through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Hive 3D Embossing Folder.

Stamping

Using the Misty Moonlight Ink Stamp Off once, then stamp the bunch of flowers from the Blessing of Home stamp set onto the label. Use the Night of Navy Ink to stamp the sentiment “You Really Are FABULOUS” onto the label. The sentiment is from the Slim Sayings stamp set.

Use the Misty Moonlight, Stamping Off once, to stamp the larger flowers onto the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS. Then use the Night of Navy Ink to stamp the sentiment. This sentiment is in the Blessings of Home stamp set.

Assembling the Card

This is the back side of the card. Adhere the embossed Misty Moonlight CS to the left side and the Heart & Home DSP on the right.

Turn the card base over and adhere the inside panel.

Now adhere the sentiment label to the 2 3/8 x 3 1/2 inch Night of Navy CS. Place the sentiment label on the front of the card for placement.

Holding the sentiment in place, open the card. Draw a line with a pencil to mark the edge of the front of the card. Place Stampin’ Dimensionals where the label will adhere to the card front. Adhere the sentiment to the front of the card base.

Add some Bumblebee Trinkets and Voila! you have a fabulous card for someone fabulous!

Thank you for being so fabulous and visiting my blog. Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!

Theresa

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Posted in 2021 Stampin' Up! July-December Mini Catalog, 3D Embossing Folder, Animals, Birds, Christmas, Coloring Techniques, Fun/Fancy fold card, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!® Happy Holly Days Happy Christmas card

I am on Day 9 of the “12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge” with my stamping buddy Christy. Today’s card is a Stampin’ Up!® Happy Holly Days Happy Christmas Card. Each day of this challenge my blog will focus on a new holiday card. The challenge goes until December 10, 2021. I plan to showcase a different stamp set with each card. This will allow you plenty of time to see the fabulous products that are available in the 2021 Stampin’ Up! July to December Mini Catalog, and to order in time to make your own Christmas cards! You can order HERE when you have your list ready! Tomorrow there is FREE shipping!

I was inspired to make this particular card by a Color Challenge that Stampin’ Up! puts out every month. This months colors are Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Crumb Cake and Gold. This Happy Holly Days Happy Christmas card shows all of these colors.

Measurements

Happy Holly Days Happy Christmas card

  • Mossy Meadow Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches scored at 4 1/4 inches. One end has been cut 1/2 inch shorter with the scalloped pattern in the Basic Borders Dies.
  • Basic White CS: 2 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches, 2 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches, 3 x 3 1/2 inches and 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches(not shown).
  • Real Red CS: 2 x 5 1/2 inches
  • Gold Brushed Metallic CS: 3 x 4 1/4 inches. Cut with the 3rd smallest Scalloped Contours Die.
  • Crumb Cake CS: 1 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder

Stamping

Stamp the bird image in Sahara Sand Ink onto the 3 x 3 1/2 inch Basic White CS. Then stamp the holly image 3 times onto the 2 3/4 x 5 1/2 inch Basic White CS.

Next stamp the holly image 2 times onto the corners of the 2 3/4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS. Then stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow Ink. Also in Mossy Meadow Ink, stamp the sentiment “Happy Christmas” onto the 3/4 x 3 1/2 inch Basic White CS (not shown).

Coloring With Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers

I love the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers because you can blend the colors and create beautiful images. My bird doesn’t look as realistic as some, but I am satisfied with the results. I learned to use the Dark Blend first for small areas to create shadows. Then blend in the Light color. The colors here are: Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Basic Black, and the Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Real Red and Mossy Meadow.

The same procedure, Dark Blend first followed by the Light, is followed for the holly images.

Fussy cut the bird and holly. Also fussy cut the “Happy Christmas” sentiment (not shown).

Tip: Sometimes it is very difficult to cut exactly and not have any white edge. I just use the Light Blend along the outer edge to hide the white.

Assembling the Card

Adhere the inside sentiment and the embossed Crumb Cake CS strip to the inside of the Mossy Meadow CS card base. Adhere the 2 x 5 1/2 inch Real Red CS to the front of the card base.

Now with Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere the Gold Brushed Metallic CS scalloped rectangle to the card front. Follow by adhering the bird with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Use Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the center of the back of the holly leaves. Adhere as desired under the bird. To finish, adhere the sentiment “Happy Christmas” under the Gold scalloped rectangle.

Add some Wonderful Gems to make the card front sparkle a little more.

Voila! You have a very festive Happy Christmas card!

I am submitting this card to the #sucolorchallenge and to my Glimmer Gals Team page for our color challenge as well. I hope you enjoyed Day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge. See you tomorrow with card #10!

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Posted in 2021 Stampin' Up! July-December Mini Catalog, 3D Embossing Folder, Christmas, Coloring Techniques, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Winter Holiday

Stampin’® Up! Great Tidings Religious Christmas Card

I am on Day 7 of the “12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge” with my stamping buddy Christy. Today’s card is a Stampin’ Up!® Great Tidings Religious Christmas Card. Each day of this challenge my blog will focus on a new holiday card. The challenge goes until December 10, 2021. I plan to showcase a different stamp set with each card. This will allow you plenty of time to see the great products that are available in the 2021 Stampin’ Up! July to December Mini Catalog, and to order in time to make your own Christmas cards! You can order HERE when you have your list ready!

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I really like how colorful this Great Tidings Religious Christmas card turned out to be. The Wise Men Tidings Dies and the Gold Brushed Metallic Card Stock really make this card shine!

Measurements

Great Tidings Religious Christmas Card

  • Night of Navy Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches scored at 5 1/2 inches.
  • Basic White CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches, 4 x 4 inches, and a 1/2 inch strip that is at least 3 inches long.
  • Gold Brushed Metallic CS: 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches.

Stamping

Use Memento Ink to stamp one each of the Three Kings onto the 4 x 4 inch Basic White CS.

Use Night of Navy Ink to stamp the sentiment “Wise men still seek Him” onto a 1/2 x 3 inch strip of Basic White CS. Also stamp, in Night of Navy Ink, the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS with the sentiment “Sending Peace & Joy to you”, the 3 Gifts and the Star.

Use Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers to color the Three Kings. For skin color, I used the Light and Dark Cinnamon Cider, and Ivory. Additionally, I used the Light and Dark of: Bermuda Bay, Just Jade, Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss and Night of Navy for the Kings’ dress. I shadowed the turban with Light Smoky Slate. Later I used Dark Poppy Parade for the gem in the turban and the jewel on the cloak of the middle King. Note: These are not the traditional colors for the Three Kings. Going left to right is Gaspar, Balthazar and Melchior.

Three Wise Men Dies and Hammered Metal Embossing Folder

The Three Wise Men Dies really help make the Great Tidings Religious Christmas Card shine. First die cut the Dome, placing the top of the die about 3/4 inch from the top edge and using the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Use the dies for the Star and the Town of Bethlehem to diecut from the left over dome piece. Save the remainder of the dome cut out for future use. Tip: This is a great way to make the Gold Brushed Metallic CS last longer- use every scrap!

Use the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder in the Stampin Cut & Emboss Machine for the texture on the 5 3/8 x 4 1/ 8 inch Gold Brushed Metallics CS card piece.

Assembling the Card

Adhere the inside card piece to the inside panel of the Night of Navy CS card base.

Start the front of the card by adhering the Hammered Metal Gold CS card piece to the front panel of the Night of Navy CS card base. Next adhere the Star with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Adhere the Little Town of Bethlehem flat to the background. Add the Three Kings using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Finish the card by trimming the sentiment and adhering it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add one large Gilded Gem to the center of the Star.

Voila! You have made a fabulous Great Tidings Religious Christmas Card!

For my family today is the second Sunday of Advent. Time is moving by so quickly! My son and husband are out to get the tree. I still need to wrap a bunch of packages to mail tomorrow. It is such a wonderful, busy time of year!

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Posted in 2021 Stampin' Up! July-December Mini Catalog, 3D Embossing Folder, Birds, Christmas, Grunge style, Nature

The Paper Players Color Challenge PP553

Today’s blog is a card I created for The Paper Players Color Challenge PP553 using Real Red, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight. All very festive Holiday colors in my mind!

I choose to use the Happy Holly-Days stamp set from the 2021 Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog which is currently available for you to order from. You may order from my Online Store here.

The background of the Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS) is embossed with the Timeworn 3D Embossing Folder. The background right behind the bird is stamped with the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set onto a Very Vanilla CS oval. The oval dies are from my stash. I distressed the edges of the Old Olive CS oval.

I used the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers combined with the Stampin’ Write Watercolor Markers to color the images. The bird is colored in Real Red as are the berries for the holly. The yellow is Daffodil Delight and the green is Old Olive.

I hope you stop by The Paper Players to see all of the entries for this color challenge PP553. I really enjoyed the challenge!

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Posted in 2021 Stampin' Up! July-December Mini Catalog, 3D Embossing Folder, Designer Series Paper, flowers, Gratitude/ Thanks, Nature, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers, Vintage

Kylie’s Stampin’ Up!® International Blog Highlights Gallery- August 2021- Harvest Meadow Suite Collection Thank You card

Welcome to Theresa’s Treasures today for my Thank You card using the Harvest Meadow Suite Collection #156280, which is now available for purchase from the 2021 Stampin’ Up! July-December Mini Catalog. I am Theresa and I am an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator in Arizona, USA. If you do not have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, live in the US, and would like a copy of the catalog, please send a request to my email: theresastreasures.az@gmail.com.

Today I am taking part in Kylie Bertucci’s Monthly International Blog Highlights Gallery. The theme is- Thank You. On this gallery, you can see thank you cards made by people from all over the world! I hope you enjoy my card and take the time to see everyone else’s inspiring creations by visiting the gallery. You can get to the gallery by selecting the “Vote For Me” button at the end of this blog.

My goal for this card was to use all of the elements in the Harvest Meadow Suite Collection. The stamp set is Nature’s Harvest and the coordinating dies are the Harvest Dies. You can purchase these together with a 10% discount by ordering the Nature’s Harvest Bundle #156813.

The background is the Harvest Meadow 12 x 12 inch Designer Series Paper #156494 which was embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder #156505 on a Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS) card base. I used the Stitched Rectangle dies to cut the Cork 12 x 12 Specialty Paper #156393. The cork card piece behind the sentiment is the center of the rectangle frame. A Cinnamon Cider CS Stitched Rectangle is the background for the flowers. The flowers and sentiment are stamped in the Saddle Brown Stazon Ink so that I could use the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers for coloring. The colors of the Stampin’ Blends are: Light Pumpkin Pie, Dark So Saffron and Light Soft Succulent.

The finishing touches included using the 3/8 inch diamond Weave Ribbon #156507 and the Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots #156506.

Thank you for visiting Theresa’s Treasures today. I would really appreciate your vote. Click on the Vote Button below to get to the International Blog Highlights Gallery and see all of the wonderful projects created from Demonstrators all over the world.

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Posted in 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, 3D Embossing Folder, Animals, Lake/Sea/Ocean, Sea, Turtle

Stampin’ Up!® Turtle Friends Birthday for the Paper Players PP542- Sketch Challenge

Today I have card for The Paper Players Challenge which is a sketch challenge.

Here is the card I came up with using the Turtle Friends stamp set by Stampin’ Up! This is such a cute set. My Mom loved turtles. She collected little turtle figurines. When she passed away, each of her 16 grandchildren were allowed to select one of the turtle figurines to take with them. This card is a tribute to her.

The paper on the lower third of the card is from the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper. The turtle is stamped in Shaded Spruce ink onto Just Jade Card Stock (CS). The bird is stamped in Pacific Point ink onto Balmy Blue CS. The card base is Balmy Blue CS and is embossed with the new Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. The rhinestones are from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Here is a peek at the inside. So adorable!

For more ideas from this sketch challenge visit The Paper Players to see how other crafters used the sketch for their cards.

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Theresa

Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, 3D Embossing Folder, beginner stamper, flowers, Gratitude/ Thanks, Sale-A-Bration 2021

Kylie’s Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop- February 2021-Thank You Cards with So Sentimental

Thank you!

Thank you for joining me for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Monthly Team Blog Hop! I am so excited that you could join us today! I know you will get lots of ideas and creative inspiration! My thank you cards are made with the So Sentimental stamp set. Be sure to visit all the different blogs and see all the different stamp sets and dies that will be used.

I belong to a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® business. I am a Demonstrator in Arizona, USA. If you are not already an awesome Demonstrator, or do not have an awesome Demonstrator and live in the USA, I would love to be your most awesome Demonstrator! I really appreciate your support.

The theme for the cards today is: Thank You. I have many customers who support me and I like to send them a Thank You card every once in awhile. The following set of cards is for my fabulous customers which I will be sending to anyone who orders during the month of February.

The Thank You Cards

I made a whole set of Thank You cards using an Embossing Folder (EF) to emboss the first layer. For the second layer I cut the Flowers & Field Designer Series Paper (DSP) which you can get for FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration (January 5 – February 28, 2021) and adhered it to the first layer. The sentiment is made using the “I can’t Thank You enough” from So Sentimental and the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. The first layer of this card is made with the Meadow Moments EF and Cherry Cobbler Card Stock CS).

The measurements for the embossed layer are 4 x 5 1/4 inches. The second layer which is the Flower & Field DSP is 3 x 4 inches. The sentiment piece is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. This card has the non-floral side of the DSP showing. The Flirty Flamingo CS layer is embossed with the Absolutely Argyle EF.

For this card I used the Seabed 3D EF on Just Jade CS.

All Together!

I have a whole bunch of different combinations of DSP and CS colors!

Thanks for stopping by Theresa’s Treasures. Look through the list below to see who is next in line for the Blog Hop.

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Kylie’s Monthly International Blog Highlights Gallery- January 2021-Stampin’ Up!®-Art Gallery

Thank you for stopping by Theresa’s Treasures today. I am Theresa and I am a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator in Arizona, USA. Today I am taking part in Kylie Bertucci’s Monthly International Blog Highlights Gallery. The theme is- Thank You. On this gallery, you can see thank you cards made by people from all over the world! My thank you card with the Art Gallery stamp set was such fun to make! I hope you enjoy it. Please remember to visit the Highlights Gallery and vote for me! Thank you!

For today’s lovely thank you card I used the Art Gallery stamp set that is in the new 2021 January-June Mini Catalog. This is a two-step stamp which allows you to stamp the image in two colors to add dimension. Lots of fun!

The background is embossed with the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The Square Vellum Doilies are also found in the Annual Catalog.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Click on the button below to vote for my card and see all of the thank you cards in the International Blog Highlight Gallery.

Have a wonderful start on the New Year!

Theresa

Posted in 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, 3D Embossing Folder, Christmas, Coloring Techniques, Sponge Brayer, Sponge Dauber, Sponging technique, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!® Evergreen Forest & In The Pines Serene Season’s Greetings with Sponging Tips

Hello fellow crafters! To continue on with my 15-Day Challenge of making a Christmas card each day, I decided to create a peaceful forest with the Evergreen Forest 3D embossing folder. The “Season’s Greetings” sentiment is from the In The Pines stamp set.

To create the coloring I used the Sponge Brayer and Sponge Dauber so I will try to give you some tips on using those.

Measurements: Shaded Spruce Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Thick Whisper White CS: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches; Whisper White CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and 1/2 x 4 inches; Shaded Spruce CS: 3/4 x 4 inches.

The Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder is available in the 2020 August-December Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog. Note: The reason mine has a “One Navy Blue Plate” sign on it is because that is what I would use with my Big Shot. I now use the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine which uses a gray plate and is much smoother.

The first step is to roll some Night of Navy ink onto the inside of the embossing folder. Apply the ink to the side that has the “Stampin’ Up!” logo on it. Tip: To get the ink on the Sponge Brayer evenly, push fairly firmly and roll the sponge from near to far, lift, and roll from near to far again. Repeat until there is a nice layer of ink on the sponge. Roll the ink onto the embossing folder with the same motion- near to far, lift, near to far. If needed apply more ink to the Sponge Brayer. Roll ink onto the embossing folder until there is a nice even layer.

Tip: Spritz a little water onto the Thick Whisper White CS to help the paper be easier to emboss and turn out more 3D. Also spritz a wee bit of water onto the ink on the embossing folder. Place the paper on the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder and close. Run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine slowly to allow time for the ink to be absorbed by the paper.

Viola! This is the beautiful scene you have!