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!