Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Embossing Embossing...

We have all heard of triple embossing, and I do love it! But I am also enjoying the effects you can get with Embossing Embossing. This technique uses 2 different types of embossing to create a lovely effect. Embossing is such a varied craft, from heat embossing to dry embossing and even wet embossing, you can create so many different effects, all adding texture and raised detail to your work, so by combining 2 different embossing styles you can really make things pop! To add that extra touch simply emboss your card using a mask through your die cutting machine (I find the traditional stencil style masks are most effective for this technique), then keep the mask in place and ink through with your perfect medium, or versamark ink pad. Remove the the mask and apply fine embossing powder (I use clear but a coloured powder can also be used) Simply heat set.
Top tips to keep a crisp image, before starting dust your card with talc to avoid stray specks of powder, and also when heat setting your embossing powder, heat from behind for a super glossy finish. I liked the effect of this so much with our dandelion mask that instead of it being a background for a card it became the main feature!!So a bit of ribbon and a few self adhesive sparkles, matting on to glossy black card and you have an eye catching card that will be suitable for anyone.
I was unsure how an all black card would look but I have to say I really like it!

Well I have allocated myself a few weeks to play some serious catch up and work on some new products, so watch this space...

Happy Crafting

Ali xxx


  1. Hi Ali, I like the sound of Embossing, embossing. Must give it a go. Thanks for all the great shows on C&C. Love hearing about little Red and Nigela.
    Crafty hugs. Jo.x

  2. Great effect ,Ali!
    Through your influence I now view most items in the house with a crafty eye.......have you ever tried die cutting skeleton leaves?
    I have been known to use fabric swatches for textured die cuts and also to photocopy jumpers etc textured to give me great textured backgrounds.
    Enjoy your playtime, Hils

  3. I now have this embossing folder and can't wait to play. Hazel xx

  4. Totally love this effect, I used the stencil, inked it with VM then brushed cosmic shimmer powders over in a rainbow style... very effect and I'm planning to use it as a card once I have got tired of looking at it... so that may be never! lol.

    Always great techniques Ali, i'd love to come to a workshop sometime but until then I sky+ your progs and watch them 3/4 times, I should ask DH to get me your dvd for my birthday:D
    Lisa x