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Emboss It! – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the Emboss It! CTMH Technique Blog Hop where we will be featuring a variety of projects using embossing techniques.  MissCarriesCreations-EmbossItBlogHop.jpgIf you have come here from Terry Metzger’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of ideas.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melissa’s Blog.

When it comes to paper crafting, there are two types of embossing techniques – Dry Embossing and Heat Embossing.  For my Birthday Wish card, I chose to feature Heat Embossing as I created a “faux” shaker card. I love how well the Mint and Almond play together with the vellum and white embossing powder. I began by stamping the background images onto Mint cardstock with VersaMark™ Ink using the Dandelion Wishes stamp set.  I found that the stamping was best done in stages. I stamped the top half of the cardstock with the large Dandelion image, added White Embossing Powder, then stamped the bottom half.

I then placed the three small “fluffs” onto a one-inch block, added a few random stampings, then sprinkled powder again. By stamping in stages, I was able to see where my images would best fit. After heating the embossing powder with a Heat Tool, I splattered Clear Shimmer onto the background.

The sentiment was also heat embossing on Vellum paper that had been inked on the back with Almond Ink. I chose to ink the vellum so that it would match the frame and dull the “whiteness” of the vellum. Once the Stitched frame was added, I adhered Sequins to the background to make it appear like a shaker card. I like how “faux” shaker cards have the look of a true shaker, but less bulk when mailing.

Now ‘Hop” on over to Melissa Robinson’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Remember, the Dandelion Wishes stamp set is only available through April 30th! Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit my website to order.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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