Over at Get Creative
this month each member of the DT has been given the opportunity by our lovely leader Irene to set our own challenge and offer a prize to the winner of each category .
Today is the tenth challenge and it is my turn to choose the theme which is wet or dry ( heat ) embossing
Embossing can create fabulous texture on your projects and there are so many possibilities . Here are a few cards I made using both wet ( heat ) and dry embossing using a variety of materials, felt, vellum and card or whatever your imaginations allows and of course your embossing machine !
Here I made a simple card using one of my Spellbinders nested die sets to cut the base card and the two layers of felt. The base and the larger felt layer I embossed with SU script embossing folder.The top layer of felt I double embossed. Using one of my favorite embossing Sizzix embossing folders and using my Brayer rolled ink onto the inside of one half of the folder placed the felt carefully inside and then passed it through the big shot. As you can see the ink has adhered only to the raised part of the design. One tip here if using felt ensure that you choose a light color and a dark ink for best results.
Wont bore you with all of the details here just wanted to show the effect after inking the indented side of the same embossing folder this time the background is colored and the raised image remains untouched.
This next card has to be one of my favorites . Using one of my Tim Holtz on the edge dies I cut my card base , I then used Spellbinders nested dies to cut out the three corresponding shapes , the black border is cut out of foam rubber although you would never know looking at the photo ! The aperture window is cut from vellum and the black central piece from very heavy card and both embossed with the same folder. I heat embossed the centre using Hero Arts gold embossing powder and set with my heat gun. It was covered with glossy accents which gave it that lovely shiny effect and as it was drying added the black and gold button which matched perfectly.
This next one although a little on the kitsch side I have to say looks fabulous ( yes thats me saying I like something I have created ). I used gold mirror card for the top which I embossed and then double embossed a piece of cream card stock for the bottom using the brayer technique inside the embossing folder. I used Versamark clear embossing ink passed the card through the big shot and then sprinkled the card with Hero Arts Gold embossing powder and set it with my heat gun. Depending on which side of the embossing folder you ink you will get a different effect in this case I wanted the background to be golden. the little round circle is also heat embossed using a crackle stamp , hero Arts embossing powder and glossy accents.
For this card I created a simple background with my brayer and various distress inks until I had reached the desired effect i.e. mess. Embossed the base card and some cut offs from my brayered background. The sentiment is Hero arts stamped with DI embossing ink and heat set. Distress embossing powders are non shiny and this think suited this particular card.
You all still with me !!!! OK one more left to go !!
This card is only embossed on the inside I embossed the sentiment with my big shot and made a little pocket which i sewed into the card. Made a little tag which I only half embossed leaving the rest blank for a handwritten message and used a little DI ink to lightly highlight the text.
the winner of my challenge will win a set of Sizzix embossing folders some Ranger Distress embossing Powder in Antique Photo and some Prima retro buttons.
For those of you that stayed with me thank you for your patience !
Why not pop over to GET CREATIVE and maybe take part in one of the ten challenges that are currently running all of which have some wonderful prizes on offer. There are also a few more to come right up until the end of the month.
So what are you waiting for ………come on and GET CREATIVE !!
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