Fun with heat embossing

Last night was both a technique tuesday and a historic presidential election.  So, we ended up combining the two events into an election watch party in the living room and technique tuesday in the dining room. 🙂 We had a small group but had fun trying out a few different ways to add texture and interest to your projects with embossing.  I just had to share the cute cards we made.

emboss_monkey1 The first card we made was a bit of traditional embossing.  We stamped the Thinking of You image in versamark on the Chocolate Chip card stock and then embossed with gold embossing powder.  We then stamped the sock monkey image straight onto whisper white and then I stamped the flower image using markers.  Finally, we used the versamarker pen to color in the flower petals and embossed those with gold again.  (I also couldn’t help myself and had to sponge the edges with more mustard and chocolate chip ink.  Not sure I love the results but they aren’t bad either!)


emboss_thankyou The second card we made used embossing as a color resistor.  We first stamped the flower images using versamark and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  Then we were able to sponge on top with baja blue and pacific point inks to bring out the embossed flowers.  Finally, we straight stamped the thank you image, punched it out, and used a dimensional to attach it to the card.  Very quick and very fun.

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