Get Creative Challenge no 10 Wet or Dry Embossing.

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 !!

Take care


P.S Blogger is being a so and so and has decided it wants to change the size of my font so for those of you who like myself who are visually challenged please forgive me for the tiny weeny letters !

48 thoughts on “Get Creative Challenge no 10 Wet or Dry Embossing.

  1. Hi MarieLoving your creativity.The second card looks like textile, I want to reach out and touch it.A great display of wet and dry embossing. WishesLynne

  2. It's ok Marie, I just had to press my nose against the screen to read the little writing! My, you have been a busy little dolly. I've been meaning to try embossing felt for ages, it looks fab, you've inspired me to have a go. These are all great – my favourites would be the embossed felt one, the elegant b&w one and the tag one. xx

  3. Γίνεται να μην παίξω μαζί σου;;;; Οι κάρτες σου είναι Τέλειες και το δώρο επίσης!!! Σε φιλώ, να έχεις μια τέλεια εβδομάδα!!!!

  4. My My Marie you've been a very busy bunny:0) Loving your creativity, clever use of your embossing folders! I think I have a favourite and it's the very inky one, I just love the background it's so unique but they all are unique. Great to see your embossing on felt, I would never have tried that, brilliant, hugs Gay xxx

  5. Dear Marie what a talent you have these are all beautiful!P.S. if your viewer need a bigger view they can press ctrl and the + sign and it will enlarge as many times as they do that. Press ctrl 0 to go back

  6. Wow Marie what a fabulous set of cards, all so different and all so stunning, what great ideas and talent you have. It would have taken me forever to come up with one idea.Kath x

  7. Marie, your embossing tutorials are wonderful and I'm going to forward the link to a crafting friend. We have made a couple of dates for November to do some Christmas cards and I think your beautiful cards will be good inspirations. Your writing is normal size to me. About my stamp people. the first one I made had the stamp underneath instead of on top. The correct way to make them is to have the stamp on top. I learned that after I had posted.

  8. My goodness – I can't even believe all this creativity! Every time I scrolled down I kept squawking! I adore the pink one (second one down) but then again the gold embossed one is gorgeous… oh I give up – I can't pick a favourite! It's very kind of you to include an eye test and you'll be glad to know I've made an appointment with the opticians! Take care, Vicky x

  9. Gosh Marie, you've been busy and with terrific results … so many ways to use embossing on projects. Got to try out some of these methods and techniques myself so thanks for sharing. Elizabeth x

  10. Hi Marie. Wow! You have been a busy bee! All the projects are totally wonderful. I especially like your felting projects. Thanks for sharing those and for the tips. My favourite is the one with the flower and the writing. Regards Florence x

  11. I used my magnifying glass when I got so far down – my specs aren't that strong!!! Absolutely stunning cards Marie – I couldn't even attempt to choose a favourite. I love that paper in the second to last photo – it's beautiful, and I would never have thought to emboss felt! Very creative and lots of inspiration (and a great prize)! Maria x

  12. Your cards are just gorgeous, Marie! I love the flower embellishments, and the embossing is wonderful. Thanks so much for visiting, and for your nice comments:)

  13. Fabulous collection of gorgeous creations, Marie! I am well impressed with the mixed media ones. I'm a boring soul who rarely puts anything that isn't card through the cuttlebug. You have got me thinking about all sorts now… I might try some funky foam and some felt. Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Marie! You are so awesome!!I love the felt embossed card, and the black and white is so awesome!! The flower on the pink one? is fabulous, how did you make that? Sweet!!The card and tag at the end is perfect!Very well done!xxDaniella

  15. Wow what a gorgeous selection of cards, embossing is something I rarely do so I will have to rectify that as your cards have inspired me. I especially love the pinky purple card it is so pretty. X

  16. Hi Marie, thankyou so much for sharing all those embossing techniques…….I have never thought of embossing felt, I loved the result and your card!Gorgeous cards….you are so creative.

  17. Hi Marie, just had to pop over and thank you for your very kind comments on my latest card … I'm fair chuffed, especially as when I compare my work to yours I often despair … your projects are always so terrific and inspired, like the above … wonderful embossing techniques. Elizabeth x

  18. oh wow hun,you sure are on a roll here hun these are all just brilliant the attention to detail on all of them is just amazing hun,you are such an inspiration just love them to bits,love hugs cherylxxxxx

  19. Hi Marie, Thanks for your lovely comments on my cards…looks like you've been busy showcasing different techniques :)The felt looks wonderful…something to try especially inking the folder too.I have been looking everywhere for the EK success plaid punch you used on the brayered card… doesn't seem to be in the UK! Is it a new design or old ??Jenny x

  20. dear Marie,First love yr new blog header!!!This post is totally amazing, never thought of uding felt, then you embossed it , brillant!Loved the Spellbinder card too. So many amazing things to see today.take care, gerri

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