Don't you just love a throw back to old supplies? There's something kind of fun in digging deep into your stash and bringing new life to a product. That's how I feel about embossing.
It's been so long since I "wet" embossed (using ink and embossing powder vs. "dry" embossing using a texture machine) that my poor heat gun has a layer of dust.
I finally got a chance to put that heat gun to good use with this week's embossing challenge at Practical Scrappers. Here's the final product:
I used both wet and dry embossing techniques on my layout. My favorite embossing powder is called Iridescent Ice from Stampin' Up. It's a clear powder with glitter, so it matches everything. Talk about a great investment. I distressed my red heart paper with VersaMark and poured the Iridescent Ice all over for a "emboss distressed" look. I also used the same embossing powder on my title letters and the chipboard swirly.
I dry embossed some coordinating teal cardstock with my little Texture Botique purse - super cute & handy. Once the cardstock was embossed using an embossing folder, I punched some circles out & added those to my layout.
Here's a better view:
In addition the the products already mentioned, this layout features Bazzill cardstock & chipboard swirl; Petalloo blingy florettes; and Close To My Heart heart paper, stamps, rub-ons, and ink.
Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to join us for the Practical Scrappers Valentine's Blog Hop for great projects & tons of prizes starting here.