Hello Squashettes! Gail here today with another Technique Time.
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.
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
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........
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.