Hi once again. I was inspired by the current challenge at Just Us Girls to try a technique – heat embossing with embossing folders. I have tried this before – with very poor results – but this time their link to the Jennifer McGuire video helped me a lot:
I played with numerous different colours of card stock, and different colours of embossing powder – but this the one which inspired me the most. A dark blue card with silver embossing powder.
I used the Lawn Fawn snowflake dies to create a matt silver and glittery large snowflake and smaller snowflake, and layered them as you see.
Here are some of my other ‘trials’:
The tip which helped me the most was using a brayer to add the embossing ink – that seemed to create a better overall coverage.
The other thing I noticed – the purple and silver piece is an A4 piece of card. I used an A4 folder, and my 12 inch Big Shot Pro – it seems I don’t get an even pressure across the whole piece – I will have to use a little shim in the future – but I actually like the effect of almost outlining the images instead of fully heat embossing the background.
On the blue floral piece, I used a thicker embossing powder, with larger embossing bits – not exactly a powder……maybe granules would be a better word? Anyhoo – I heated from the back, and created an uneven almost distressed and vintage look to that piece, which I’m liking too:
So – the outcome is that I enjoyed playing an experimenting, and also have some pieces which can be used as backgrounds, or even for die cutting in the future.
I shall be entering the card into the following challenges:
Just Us Girls – heat embossed embossing folders
Peace On Earth At Christmas – Christmas Inspiration Board (snowflakes and snow)
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends – anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge – anything goes Christmas