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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Embossing

I like embossing - as long as it is dry embossing! When it comes to heat embossing - it is not one of my go to techniques. It is messy, and you can't always see if the embossing powder has been sufficiently heated. However, today on the 365 Card Blog the challenge is to pull out a technique that you don't often do - or don't like to do. When I first saw the challenge I immediately thought of heat embossing - but had already packed away my tools for doing this. Well, a discount coupon for my LSS gave me reason enough to go pick up a small jar of embossing powder - besides - mine is SO old I don't know that it would even do what it is supposed too. My heat gun hadn't quite been packed away yet - so I pulled it out and created this Fall card.
I embossed the leaves on the base mat and then stamped a few extra colors in just plain dye ink. I matted with the new Crushed Concord cardstock - which is a beautiful rich color.
I hope you have enjoyed my very simple card.I appreciate all your lovely comments as well.

~Paula~

2 comments:

Heidi said...

good for you! i love how heat embossing looks when it's done right, but it's so hard to make it look right! my problem is heating it too long, then it takes away some of the shine. i almost did heat embossing too, but still couldn't bring myself to do it! :)

and this is a beatiful card! love you created a background out of the leaves!

Paula said...

Lovely idea to combine heat embossing with straight stamping for the background. The dark royal blue sets it all off beautifully too.
Paula (PEP)