Sunday, March 1, 2009

Faux embossing and Heat embossing

Double the Embossing Tutorial! Two techniques to try!

Stamp set – Winter Post

Cardstock – Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White

Ink – Classic Sage Shadow, Classic Chocolate Chip, Craft Whisper White

Accessories - Stamp-ma-jig, Heat Tool, Snips, Embossing Buddy, Dazzling Diamonds, White Embossing Powder, Rub-ons

I stamped my snowflake image randomly over Sage Shadow cardstock in Sage Shadow ink.

This is my base card.

I placed the Stamp-a-ma-jig over the top of these images, moving the plastic image to the right about one sixteenth of an inch.

Using my Whisper White Craft ink pad, I stamped over the snowflake image. This is also known as a technique called faux dry embossing or shadow stamping. It is very elegant looking without a lot of fuss.

Next I took my Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and white embossing powder to make my own version of glittering embossing powder or "snowflake powder".

I labled it for future use.

I dumped this concoction over my cardstock, and then embossed it with my heat gun.

I'm finished with the background base of my card.

Next I stamped my main image on whisper white cardstock in Sage Shadow ink.

I used the stamp-a-ma-jig again to stamp over it in Chocolate Chip ink.

This creates a faux embossing or shadow effect as well.

I matted the image on Chocolate Chip, tied the Chocolate chip 5/8 grosgrain Ribbon around my base, and inked the edges with a sponge dauber. I added the rub-on sentiments to finish the focal point.

Done! Easy! The glitter embossing gives the card great texture!

Stamp On!!

1 comment:

julie said...

Deb, this is a beautiful card. I'm off to make some snowflake powder.