When I saw that the next Frosted Designs challenge was focused on embossing, I was sooooo excited! I just love embossing...heat embossing, dry embossing (with an embossing folder or template/stylus), as well as using dimensional materials that give the illusion or texture of embossing.
I had already started working on a Halloween project and I was a bit "stuck" for ideas, so the embossing focus really helped me along.
As you'll see, I've used a few different embossing techniques and I can't wait to share them with you!
Let's start with some of the details, kind of like a "sneak peek"...
Now on to the next "sneak peek":
Here, I used some star stamps from the Technique Tuesdays "Eek" stamp set. I heat embossed the stars using silver embossing powder. I also used the Tim Holtz "on the edge" scalloped die cut.
Now let's take a look at the completed project:
I also heat embossed the trinket up in the upper right of the printers tray. It is a MME "dog tag" that was a distressed coppery color and I brightened up the embossed areas with silver distress powder...yes, you can heat emboss metal, too! I also added embossing ink/powder to the outside of the printer's tray and heat embossed. I do have to say that it takes alot longer to get the "heat" to melt the embossing powder on wood...but it was definitely worth the wait!
I added quite a few Graphic 45 stickers and chipboard pieces to complete the project.
The last "surprise" is what is behind the door...
I want to show you how the stamp comes out so you can see how I altered it a bit to get it to fit in the printer tray section.
Now get on over to Frosted Designs and play along. I'm sure you have an embossing idea or two that you can share with us all:)
Don't forget that for those of you who play along, you have the chance to win a most wonderful prize...now go on over and check things out. I can't wait to see what you make!
Patterned Paper: Authentique "Charmed"; Graphic 45 "Hallowe'en in Wonderland collection"; the girls' paperie "toil & trouble" line; the rest is ramdom pieces from my stash
Stamps: Tim Holtz "Just Thoughts"; Technique Tuesdays "Eek"
Embossing Ink: Ranger distress embossing ink
Embossing Powder: PXS (probably have had this a REALLY long time)
Die cuts: various Sizzix/Tim Holtz
Border Punch: I think it's a Martha Stewart border punch
Other: aluminum foil over chipboard,, brads, silver leafing pen all from my stash