Monday, October 18, 2010

H2H Challenge Embossing

This week the challenge over at Heart 2 Heart Challenges is Embossing.  Well since this is my favorite way to embellish items I figured I would enter several of my past projects.  I have nothing new right now cause I am in the middle of a major cleaning of my scrap area.  Since I have several projects I would like to enter I  will be posting several times today.

Here is my first contribution, it uses embossing in 2 ways. The first is dry embossing with sanding.  I scored (dry embossed) my paper every 1/4 inch then i sanded over the raised areas to make them stand out.  The next technique is called ghosting (I think) i found it in the CTMH "Wishes" Card confidence program.  I first heat embossed the mountain scene using Clear Embossing powder then I inked over the embossed area with desert sand, so the embossed area would stand out.  Next I took a piece of paper and placed over the image and ran over it with a hot iron until all my embossing area was on transfered onto the paper. My final piece has no raised embossed area as I "ghosted' it away.

Materials Used:
Barn Red, Colonial White & Twilight Cardstock
Sarsaparilla Paper Pack (my Favorite hated to see it retire)
Clear Detail Embossing Powder
copper brad from JoAnns
Stamp Sets: Beauty Seen, & Say it with Style


  1. Super card, Jenn! How wonderfully rustic and serene at the same time! Great earth tones and fabulous embossing technique! Awesome job with the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at Heart 2 Heart challenges!

  2. Wow, this turned out fabulous, I just love this stamp set, great card. Thanks so much for playing at H2H!

  3. Love that you included more than one kind of embossing - very cool! Thanks for playing along with H2H!

  4. Nice card. That stamp image looks great with the resist embossing.

  5. I never thought of using that set for embossing, it's really pretty. Thanks for playing along with H2H.