Embossing Magic... 2 ways!

Embossing Magic... 2 ways!



Hey Terri here, today I am sharing a card that uses two types of embossing to create a stunning effect. Let's take a closer look and see how I achieved it.



I started out by ink blending a background using Distress Oxide Inks, I used Scattered Straw, Saltwater Taffy and Dusy Concorde. I blended onto 80lb super smooth cardstock making sure to go back and forth between the colours an few times for a smooth transition. I then added water splatters along with some white ink splatter for added detail.


Once dry I generously coated the panel with antistatic powder before running it through my die cutting machine with the Delicate Wreath 3D Embossing Folder. I then used a mini 1" cube Versafine Watermark Ink Pad to add embossing ink over the embossed area, I like the 1" cube as it gives me more control for this technique.


I then mixed a little Prisma Glitter with some Clear Embossing Powder and sprinkled it over the embossing ink, I then melted it with my heat tool. This gives the most magical look. I trimmed the background to measure 4" by 5.25" and mounted it to a white A2 card blank using foam tape.



My sentiment was die cut using the Hang In There Die, I cut it once from 110lb super smooth card and once from 280gsm white card. I ink blended the super smooth die cut using the same ink colours as used for the background, only this time I used them in the reverse order. I then used the mini embossing pad to add sticky ink all over and sprinkled with a mix of glitter and clear embossing powder before melting.


I adhered the ink blended sentiment to the white sentiment with a slight drop shadow and then added it to the card using foam tape, over the top of some thread. Lastly I added a few AB mini gems to add even more sparkle.



Adding the sentiment with the reverse ink blend allows the sentiment to stand out whilst still coordinating with the theme, I love this effect, I hope you do too.

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