Sunday, September 23, 2012

Embossing..and lots of it!


The lovely ladies at Sunny challenges have given me another opportunity to be a guest designer. Along with a great sketch, the instruction this week is embossing. This is my favourite technique for adding texture and dimension to any project.

I have used both dry embossing (using a folder and the big shot) and heat embossing (using powder and the heat gun). I couldn't decide between gold or silver powder so thought 'what the heck!' and used both! I also sponged around the edges of the background embossing as this helps to make it stand out.

So make sure you check out the challenge and have a go.  I am in Bali at the moment, but will be checking in on what everyone is making.

Project Recipe
Stamp: Mixed Bunch
Card: Early espresso, pretty in pink and whisper white
Ink: pretty in pink and early espresso (sponging), versamark
Accessories: Gold and silver embossing powder, vintage wallpaper embossing folder, circles #2 die, 3/4" circle punch, blossom punch, early espresso tulle and self adhesive rhinestones

4 comments:

  1. This is really lovely, Carole. The embossed pink cardstock looks really elegant - I love it. Clever idea, using both gold and silver embossing - it looks great! Hope you're having a nice break :)

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  2. The gold & silver worked a treat Carole - love the end result. Very rich. The addition of the Rhinestones really picks up the embossing. Thanks for being our week Guest Designer at Sunny Challenges & Creations. Very jealous of you having a great time in Bali......

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  3. The heat embossing on your flower image really looks amazing. I love this flower as it can be used to represent so many different seasons. I agree that the sponging on the background embossing really brings it to life. Thanks for being a weekly guest designer at Sunny Challenges and Creations.

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  4. Gorgeous card ... and another I've seen 'in person'! Hope you're all enjoying your holiday ... will catch up when you get back.

    :o) Rhonda

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