I started to prepare the embossing section for this project. I took the clicked out cross and removed about a 1/16" off the perimeter. This will provide enough clearance when you wrap it with the chrome tan cover.
I marked the under side of the chrome tan with a pen. Once I finished marking, I applied glue on both pieces. When the glue dries, I apply the trimmed cross (carefully) to the underside of the piece of chrome tan. Turn it over and apply pressure evenly to make sure the two piece adhere well.
I then cut a piece of thin board for the applique backing. When I have all the piece ready, I apply contact cement to both pieces and set them side for it to dry.
When I adhere both piece together I am careful to make sure that the elevated piece makes first contact with the backing piece. I then turn the applique piece over and with a modeling spoon, I work carefully going around the immediate perimeter of the cross to make sure that it make solid contact with the backing board. Once the board makes contact around the cross, I pushed out towards the ends until I feel that contact hass been made well.