Thursday, January 21, 2010

Emboss it, baby!

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.


PenLight said...

I love embossing. I can't use my heat embosser over here in Italy (sucks too much power and the lights go out). So, I just dry emboss and glaze it with a pen. Fun. I love your project because of the "make me laugh." I have a great man who makes me laugh and it's precious. Okay....TMI. Great project and on to the next hop.

Heidi M said...

Wonderful layout! I love your title, circle cluster and embossing. Way to inspire :)