Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Embossing Class

At my monthly club workshop the other night we did some basic heat embossing. Here are the two cards we made. For each one we stamped the image in versamark and embossed with black EP.
The hostess this month had also requested a quick review of wheels as she had a freind with some questions. So we started with the Groovy Guava strip in the middle. It is wheeled with the "Whimsy" Jumbo image in black ink. (TIP: I clean my wheels with stazon ink cleaner. It helps to get that stubbor ink on the rubber much easier.) The card actually opens in the center, just under the Guava piece. To create this fold I scored my paper 2-1/8" from each side.
We then embossed the flower/heart image from "Merci" onto the Whisper White cardstock. Using aqua painters and several In Color ink pads, we colored in the image. It is then matted onto a piece of Wild Wassabi, and attached with dimensionals to the card front. Using the slot punch we made a small hole in the right hand side of the card. This made attaching the stripped grosgrain ribbon much easier. This card doesn't take long to make and people love that it opens in the middle.
For the second card, we embossed the flower cluster from "Embrace Life" onto the Whisper White cardstock. To add some texture, we used a little strip of pattern paper from "Ginger Blossom" and some textured Groovy Guava for the background. The image was colored in with a Stampin' Write Marker this time. We also added a little glitter with a two way glue pen to the tips of the flowers. The best part about this card is that you can use any of the sentiments from the "Sincere Salutations" stamp set and have a card for any need. Special thanks to the person on SCS whom I CASED this card from. It is one of my favorites.
Also at class I showed everyone the basic techniques for stamping with craft ink and clear EP, heat & stick powder for glitter and the look of Irridecent Ice EP on a project.

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