Hi everyone! It is Verity here again from Pretty Little Button, so good to be back up on the blog again. Following on from this weeks blog hop, I wanted to create another project using embossing to inspire you all. This time I used the beautiful Penny embossing powder which is a lovely copper colour. It pairs amazingly well with the lovely soft hue of Lunchbag cardstock. Lunchbag cardstock has soon become my favourite kraft card!! These two colours were perfect for creating a unisex multi-embossed card and tag.
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Unisex multi-embossed card and tag details:
Apply clear embossing ink to one side of an embossing folder. For the card below, I inked up the side where it will deboss into the cardstock. This is the side with the smallest amount of raised surface area. You need to be careful not to push down onto the folder as you will transfer ink to all areas and you only want it on the ridge.
Carefully place the card panel in the embossing folder and run this through a die-cutting machine using an embossing sandwich - refer to your machine for plates. Once embossed, cover with embossing powder. You can use a small brush to remove any powder in any unwanted areas and when ready heat set this.
To create the sentiment, I added clear embossing ink to a die-cut circle. This was heat set with Penny embossing powder. For a smooth finish repeat this 2-3 times. I also heat embossed the sentiment in Alabaster embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment from the Birthday Banners stamp set and covered in powder. Make sure your gun is hot and ready before bringing it to the sentiment, you want to heat this as quickly as you can without allowing the white to melt and blend away into the Penny. Short sharp moments heating the sentiment, removing the heat source briefly helps to prevent this.
The sentiment was matted onto a larger white circle and foam mounted onto the card panel. The whole card panel was foam mounted onto a matching card base with 1/4" border.
For the tag, I used the reverse side of the folder, covering this with ink. Once I had run it through my die cutting machine and removed any excess powder, I heat set this.
I cut a stitched tag from the background I created, and add a heat embossed sentiment on a vellum strip. To finish, I added some twine to the top of the tag.
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Till next week,