Monday, November 2

Day 2 - Embossing

Embossing is one of those techniques that gives you lots of bang for your buck.  It's relatively easy to do and adds great texture and dimension to your work.  Embossing can be done either by the heat technique, which involves heating and melting embossing powder onto cardstock, or by the dry technique, where patterns and shapes are pressed into the card.  You can combine the two techniques, as I did today, by adding Versamark ink directly onto the embossing folder with a brayer, embossing the cardstock to transfer the ink and then adding some embossing powder and heating it with a heat gun.
 
 
YOUR TURN: Create a card that features either heat or dry embossing... or both!
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16 comments:

Marianne said...

Wonderful inspiration, Beccy. Love the white and gold.

Moni said...

Wow, these are wonderful cards, thank you for showing .
Hugs Moni

KT Fit Kitty said...

These look amazing! I have not thought about using Versamark and embossing powder with embossing folders. The gold looks so elegant! I will check out my embossing folders to see if I have any that would work for this. I think it would make for a quick card as well, which I like, especially ramping up to Christmas when I need some last-minute cards in a hurry. Awesome idea, thank you, Beccy!

Suze said...

I've never tried combining wet and dry embossing but looking at your two wonderful cards it is very effective. I will have to dig out my embossing powders and give it a try.

aussie aNNie said...

One trick for the book. The embossing both wet and dry looks fabulous and one to try. The effect is one of 'class' and beauty.

Teresa said...

How neat --never did that and will have to try it out!

aussie aNNie said...

One trick for the book. The embossing both wet and dry looks fabulous and one to try. The effect is one of 'class' and beauty.

Mel C said...

Thanks for this tip, I love this look of dried embossed white & gold, it looks elegant!

Maxine D said...

Love using heat embossing, and although I enjoy dry embossing, I really don't use it enough!
Blessings
Maxine

Nikki C said...

These look wonderful

Margreet said...

Love your technique....gorgeous card....will give it a try!
xxx Margreet

crafty said...

Love the effect. I must give it a try

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. I haven't done this before, thank you for the tip.

Donna said...

)h my, that gold just pops off the page and is just so elegant, Beccy! I love that embossing folder with all the Christmas words. I've never seen one like that before. I've done both kinds of embossing but have never used both on the same card. I will be giving that a try. Thanks for the inspiration! Have a great week.

Crafting Queen said...

Two great cards, very elegant.

Debi said...

Beautiful CAS cards. TFS