Hi, it's Jo here again and I'm happy to be sharing a little technique tutorial with you.
I was chatting with Gail a couple of weeks ago and sharing my woes after embossing a beautiful stamped sentiment which I had heat embossed and then run through an embossing folder. In my head it should have looked wonderful but it was an epic fail.
This set me thinking about whether you can emboss sentiments - if you follow these simple steps then I think you'll agree that the answer is 'Yes'!
Select a suitable stamp! I think this is where I went wrong before as the sentiment I'd chosen was a bit too dainty. This time I went with a nice, simple, bold sentiment without too many words.
This set from Colorado Craft Company has some lovely sentiments that are nice and 'heavy'.
Position the stamp and card. Seriously, what did we do before the arrival of the MISTI!
And stamp! I picked black Versafine ink. You need plenty of contrast between your ink and your card.
I picked a folder where the embossed images wouldn't be too crowded or break up the wording too much.
(Oh dear, I've just noticed that my bin is just visible in the corner of this picture. Ha ha, bet that never happens to Jennifer McGuire!)
There'll be a brand new challenge along on 10th November, so please drop back and join in the fun. As always, your comments and queries are very much welcomed and appreciated as Gail and I would love this to be a forum for sharing tips, hints, and inspiration. We're in no way experts and are always interested in your comments and advice as we all travel along together on our embossing folder journey!
Great tutorial - thanks.
Great tip and I like your tutorial very much.
Have a great Sunday.
This looks great, Jo.
BTW, I hadn't noticed the bin until you pointed it out lol.
Maybe it does happen to Jennifer, but I bet she spends a lot more time on planning and editing, since she does crafting as a profession.
Thanks for the tip Jo , definitely something I will try!
Great!! I think I can do this!
So cool. Love how readable the sentiment is after being embossed and love quick and easy with such a stunning result. Hugz
This looks great! I tend to forget about the sentiment until the end and then try to stamp it on the embossed panel - it rarely works out!
Wow! I like this, my sentiment is usually an afterthought, looks like it wont be anymore.
Thank you for sharing.
Just need to think ahead! Jo x
Like I said to KT, you just need to plan ahead and decide whether you want your sentiment to be part of the design or not! Jo x
Thanks so much, Jo x
Thanks, tina, hope you have a happy Sunday too, Jo x
Thanks, Marianne, Jo x
It's good to try different looks, Jo x
Thanks, Julie, Jo x
Not something I'd tried before, but I'm pleased with the result, Jo x
Thanks for the encouragement to try it! Jo x
I tend to add the sentiment at the end and raise it up on mount tape. This is a great idea and I'm keen to try it. I tend to use digital sentiments but as far as I can tell it should work with those as well. I have that same embossing folder. BTW - I wouldn't have noticed that bin unless you had pointed it out - too busy looking at the Cuttlebug.
Are you teasing us? I'm wondering if this will be the challenge for next time!! You've aced it, Jo!
I have never tried this, thanks for the tips!
what a great technique Jo. Can't wait for the next challenge.
I think this would work great with digital sentiments too, Suze! Jo x
One more day to wait, Michele! Jo x
Happy to help! That's what this blog is all about, Jo x
Coming soooooon! Jo x
Beautiful result with your embossing after stamping, Jo - must remember that tip!!
Thanks, Linda, Jo x
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