My favorite way to emboss is to emboss an image on vellum and then cut out and use as an embellishment. Once I have embossed the image I rub ink over the image so it resists the embossed area but gives the negative area a touch of color. In today's example I stamped the butterfly from the Dreams Petite Perks Stamp set in Black and Versa Mark then sprinkled it with an Irredescent embossing powder ( I have also used CTMH Clear Detail EP and Prisma Glitter Combined to geet a similar effect) I then gently heated to melt the powder, holding the gun far enough away to heat the image but not burn the vellum. Once it was melted I sponged Orange over the embossed images to get my emboss resist look. Then I gently cut out the butterflies including the antennea, (I cut out 18 of these without losing a single antennea). On my card for the first one I stamped the butterflies in chocolate on my background then applied liquid glass just to the body & antennea only. I placed these over the stamped image and once it had dried I gently raised the butterfly wings up so it looks like the butterflies are flying off the page. Of course once I got started I had to make several more butterfly cards.
|Paper Used: Twitterpatted, Chcolate, and Colonial White Cardstock, Vellum |
Stamp Sets: Treasure Life, & Dreams Petite Perks
Inks: Creme Brulee, Chcolate, Sorbet, Black, Versa Mark
Hallographic Embossing Prowder from Ranger
|Close Up of Butterflies|
|Additional cards made using the embossed butterflies|