This month we are highlighting the ever-so-wonderful technique, heat Embossing! The title is "Embossing is Back" because the embossing products left our Close To My Heart Idea Book for a short while but have no fear...it IS back and I am thrilled! You can find this technique on page 128 of the Annual Inspirations Idea Book and the embossing tools (Craft Heater, Embossing Powder, Versamrk) are located on page 179.
I will be honest, I have not embossed in quite some time so had to make sure I could do it. Yep...it is just like riding a bike. You never forget the process. (Sure... I do not know if I would be as smooth in riding a bike as I used to be. LOL)
If you are coming from Denise's Blog, you are on the right track! Keep moving through the Blog Hop in the links provided or you will find a list of all participants at the bottom of this post. Let's get started with my creation, shall we?
I think this is my favorite way to use the embossing technique! I love using clear or white embossing and then sponging over and around it (and then using a tissue to wipe any ink off the embossed image). For this card, I did use the White Daisy pigment-based ink pad (you can also use Versamark).
I sponged over the embossed image, using Sponge Daubers (one of my favorite tools), in Cotton Candy, Lagoon and Gypsy inks. Isn't the ranbow look fun and cheery? I layered the sentiment on Black cardstock and then used 3-D Foam Tape to apply.
I cut dove-tailed banners out of Cotton Candy and Lagoon cardstock and Black Shimmer Trim. I added Bitty Sparkles across them to resemble a "stitch" and for some added bling.
This one is "Happy Everything" and the Operation Smile stamp set for this time of the year. (I used the balloon image and stamped it onto some Paper Fundamentals - where you will find the heart pattern.) A little twine, and some Liquid Glass, and I have a fun balloon!Blossom Workshop on the Go for the sentiment. You can find it through Seasonal Expression 2 on page 10 (the page number located on the page)!
Heart 2 Heart to design my card. How simple, easy and fun?!
A list of participants:
- Melissa Robinson *YOU ARE HERE
- Sheila Bennett
- Wendy Kessler
- Haley Dyer
- Catherine Nowak
- Darlys Recker
- Di Crawford
- Michelle Loncar
- Judy Faye Garner
- Belinda McLane
- Denise Elliott