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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Highlighting Dry Embossed Images

 

I've posted 2 samples today to show how you can highlight the images produced by an embossing folder. The embossing folders create a raised pattern on your paper, sometimes the pattern is so subtle that you need a way to highlight the image.

The image on the left was created with the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder. To highlight the embossing the colors were sponged on with Sponge Daubers (#102892) in regular Classic Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry and Tempting Turquoise. The butterfly and the sentiment are from the Strength and Hope set. The sentiment was punched with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch an layered on the Extra Large Oval Punch (#119859).

Now, the card on the right was created with the Flower Garden Embossing Folder. This image was embossed on Designer Series Paper. The trick here is that the 2-sided designer papers are printed on a white core. So to get the image to show up white I sanded the raised image and removed the ink that was on it. And YES, we do sell the sanding blocks (#124304) The colors on this card are black, white and Poppy Parade and Crumb Cake. The cute border was done with the Pinking Hearts Border Punch (#117649). The sentiment uses the Extra Large Oval Punch (#119859) the Scallop Oval Punch (#119856) and the Word Window Punch (#119857). The sentiment is from a set called Teeny Tiny Wishes.I did add a little glitter to the center of the flowers.

Oops! It was definitely not my plan to have a card expressing hope for a cancer patient next to a sympathy card. That was an unfortunate choice of sentiments to put together. However you should know that the Strength and Hope Stamp Set is a philanthropy set, $3 of every purchase goes toward Breast Cancer Research. Even without that caveat, the butterfly in this set is gorgeous and should be incentive enough to think about adding it to your collection of stamps. But this is in the summer mini-catalog and only available until the end of August. So don't wait. If you like this set, now is the time to buy. And remember that during August there is a Buy-3-Get-1-FREE deal on Designer series papers. Check out all the great embossing folders Stampin'UP! has and try this really fun highlighting technique.

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Happy Stamping
--Katie

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