Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Crafts and Drafts Meetup

I'm Embossing!

Now that I'm getting more involved in card making and all the scrapbooking magazines have great ideas for embossing, I took my weekly coupon to Michael's and bought a Martha Stewart heat gun and embossing kit. The kit includes three embossing powders, embossing stamp pad and stamping block.

I'm in love with trying to emboss cards and using different stamps but I still need to practice how much embossing ink to use and how to keep the process clean. I'm hoping to get an embossing pen (if it even exists) so I can use it to add small embossed accents.

The card, right, started with a pre-made card that has a floral print on the paper and is blank inside. The accent is a piece of tan, rustic paper layered with white vellum. The vellum is stamped with the bird using a green embossing powder and accented with silver deco ink. I added some light blue rafia which I accented with staples and added an 'xoxo' embellishment. This card would be great to give to a loved one, family member or friend.

Check out the Heat Gun -