Friday 8 October 2021

Technique Time October - Double Emboss

Hello Squashettes!  Gail here today with another Technique Time.   


We hope these posts will help you find some fun new ways to stretch your embossing folders, or maybe just remind you of some techniques you haven't used for a while, so grab a cuppa and take a look. 

 Today I am investigating the effect of double embossing.  There are a number of ways to combine embossing folders and other embossing techniques.


Probably he first one that springs to mind is emboss your card with your folder, swipe the texture with sticky ink, sprinkle embossing powder and heat.  Here I used DoCrafts A5 Honeycomb embossing folder, yellow card and bronze embossing powder.  So pretty!!

You can also swipe the embossing folder with the ink, emboss and then do the heat embossing.  This will allow you to heat emboss your debossed areas.   I used a plaid embossing folder that came with Lisa Horton Inspired to Create issue 68 magazine.  OK, I admit I bought the magazine for this folder!!!  The flower die cuts were cute as well, and the enamel dots, but really, this folder!!  I inked the flatter side of the folder, embossed my off white card and sprinkled with Vintage Photo distress powder.  Not sure the distress powder was the best choice, but I am already seeing ideas for this experiment.....

Embossing powder doesn't mind going through an embossing folder.

I cut these blue baubles using Sizzix bigz die and white embossed some christmas sentiments using Rubber Dance stamps.

Then I embossed the baubles with the matching embossing folder and swiped them with some blue ink to highlight the texture.  Just wipe the ink off the white embossing to make it pop again.

You can also use embossing powder to 'enamel' a die cut or piece of card and then emboss it

Yet another UFO in progress LOL.  There is a veritable UFO convention on my desk at the moment!!!  I cut Sizzix mini old jalopy from a scrap of card and applied layers of black embossing powder until it got quite thick and glossy.   A bit uneven, but grunge is OK for this project.  

Then I embossed the word Voyage using Sizzix Journey Background texture fades folder.  If your embossing powder goes a bit dull a quick blast with the heat gun can liven it up again.  Do go careful with your pressures if you are embossing a thick embellishment like this..........

Something else I have done before, but not seen other people do, is to use two different embossing folders over the top of each other.  

This is the same Plaid folder I used already.  Totally different look here with the emboss rather than deboss side!  I inked it with Spun Sugar distress ink for some subtle colour.

Then I ran it through my bigshot again, this time using DoCrafts A5 Cherry Blossom Stripe folder.  Gosh, isn't that pretty!!!!  So pretty I had to make a card........

Sorry for the crazy changing tones.  Light levels are beginning to get low here in Norway and my camera did not approve of my subtle effects.  But Camera did like when I added this bright pink Unity girl and a pre-printed sentiment strip which says 'Good friends are precious as gold'

I hope you have enjoyed my embossing on embossing ideas. If you have any other ideas do share if you are experimenting.  We will be back on the 10th with another challenging challenge.
Maybe you can guess the theme???? 

See you there.




Dotty Jo said...

Wow, some great tips here, Gail! Can't wait to try matching complimentary folders and double emboss with them! Jo x

*Vicki* said...

Such a clever and interesting technique! Thanks for sharing your ideas!!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Brilliant inspirations, Gail! Thanks for sharing. Love them all and your double embossed card looks so adorable and feminine!

Dawn T said...

Awesome. Just last week I did the double embossing with two folders technique and it’s amazing. Can’t wait to get started

Suze said...

This is something that I haven't tried before. I like the idea of the last one and want to give that a try.

Robyn Oliver said...

Super clever Gail... I've tried heat embossing but not double embossing with folders

Marianne said...

Wonderful samples, Gail. Really like the result of the last technique you've used.
Marianne x

Jane said...

Great Ideas. I need to try the last one. Thanks for the inspiration.