Welcome to the Back to the Basics! Technique Blog Hop where we will be showing you a variety of basic techniques that highlight a few of our new Seasonal Expressions products!
My goal this year has been to show you how to use your “stuff”, and today’s blog hop gives me the perfect opportunity to share some Basic Heat Embossing Techniques♥ with you. How many embossing powders do you have sitting in your craft space? Can you remember the last time you used them? Today, I plan to inspire you to pull out those bottles as I share four basic heat embossing techniques I used on my Grateful Sunflower card.
At the very bottom of the post, you will find a list of the supplies I used as well as a video I created♥ for my VIP group showing various ways to use embossing powders.
Simple Embossed Sentiments♥
This is how most of us use our embossing powders. After stamping the sentiment using a VersaMark™ Ink, I sprinkled White Embossing powder over the image, then used a Heat Tool to set the powder.
Combining VersaMark with An Exclusive Ink♥
There are times we want to create an embossed look using a specific color. On my project, I wanted to center image to be embossed in Saffron. Using my stamp platform, I first stamped the image in VersaMark™ Ink, then stamped the image again with Saffron Exclusive Ink, sprinkled it with Clear Embossing Powder, and heat the image.
Combining Multiple Embossing Powders♥
The center of the sunflower has a slight shimmer, which was achieved by mixing Clear Embossing Powder with a small amount of Copper Tinsel. You don’t need much and you need to plan on throwing the mixture away when you are finished. This time, I stamped with a Pigment Ink to get the color I wanted for the center of the sunflower.
Embossing Pens Add Detail♥
Our new Embossing Pens are a great way to add little bits of embossed elements. After stamping and shading my leaves, I used the Embossing Pen to accent the veins.
Here is another photo of the card showing all the details♥ I was able to create with each of the Heat Embossing Techniques. These are just a few of the ways you can use your stash of embossing powders.
Want to learn a more?♥ Check out the video I created for my VIP Facebook Group showing some more way you can use each of our Embossing Products. If you are not on Facebook, you can view a shortened version here.
Now ‘Hop” on over to Darlys Recker’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. I hope today’s post has encouraged you to start using your embossing powders to create something new.
♥I can’t wait to see what you create!
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