Good Will to Men


11/19/20232 min read

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I purchased a set of embossing diffusers years ago, and had never used them - I stumbled over them while looking for something else and decided to have a play.

Let’s Get Started:

Card Base: 4.25 x 11, scored and folded at 5.5

Blue Border: 4 ⅛ x 5 3/8

Card Face: 3 ⅞ x 5 1/8

Card Face:

  • Following the instructions I put the diffuser in place on the card face, using the solid piece with the arc open in the center (this allows the pattern to form on the section that isn’t protected by the solid plastic). I put my embossing folder over this and ran it through the Big Shot.

  • I wanted the embossed pattern to stand out, so I brushed it lightly with silver pigment ink.

  • I put the card face into my stamp positioner and added the tiny angel with Versamark, sprinkled on silver embossing powder and used my heat gun to set the powder.


  • I die-cut the large Peace from silver mirror cardstock.

  • I stamped the sentiment with a blue ink that matched the border, and cut it out with the matching die.


  • I glued the border to the card base, centering on all four sides.

  • I glued the card face onto this, again centering on all four sides.

  • I glued the two pieces of the sentiment in place as shown.

Final thoughts:

I would have preferred a smooth blend of ink on the embossing, but this was difficult to achieve and I ended up with a variation in tone. I was trying to get “enough” silver on the embossed section, without extending onto the plain portion of the card face. I could have traced the arch onto scrap paper and created a mask - but I didn’t think of it at the moment.

Aside from that, I’m happy with this design.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

I have listed which products I have used, and where they may be purchased. It's a huge marketplace and in most instances, there are multiple sources and many alternatives to choose from.

Embossing Folder: Amazon

Die and Stamp: Creative Expressions purchased from Ecstasy Crafts

Embossing Diffuser: the set I purchased from Tim Holtz is no longer available, but these will also serve the purpose: Tim Holtz,

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Memento Ink: Stampin’ Up!


Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up!

Versamark: Simon Says Stamp

Silver Embossing Powder: Stampin’ Up!

Stamping Platform: Misti, Spellbinders

The platform I use has retired, but the Misti is very similar.

Blue Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! (retired)

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Card Base: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

Card Face: Accent 80 lb., Amazon

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