Tuesday 8 March 2022

Technique Time March 2022


Hi there, it's Jo bringing you a Technique Time post ahead of the new challenge at Let's Squash It! Gail and I have decided that not all of the challenges need a TT post, so we'll drop by any time we think we've hit on a fun technique we want to share... so watch this space!

Obviously, one of our goals here at Let's Squash It! is to help you s-t-r-e-t-c-h those embossing folders and what better way then to have some fun with debossing. 

What do I mean by debossing?

Embossing gives you a design that's raised up from the surrounding material, while debossing results in a pattern, wording or image that is recessed into the surrounding material.

If you're anything like me you probably discovered debossing the first time you accidently flipped your embossing folder before running it through your embossing machine!

Here's an example of how different embossing and debossing can look. 

I picked a gorgeous folder from Kaisercraft called Stained Glass for this little demo. The blue debossed pieces emphasize different elements of the design and give you a whole new look.  

And take a look at this sweet little border edge folder - two great looks for the price of one!

Finally, I tried using a Christmas Tree folder and, again, I added some ink just to emphasise the difference:

To be honest, I love both looks. This just needs spraying with water and I'll have a lovely background with which to work.

You'll need to choose your folders carefully as numbers, letters and certain images don't necessarily work when debossed as they'll come out backwards. However, I think this gives yet another really cool, quirky effect!

I hope this brief post has got those creative cogs turning. Our new challenge is only a couple of days away and I wonder what it could be??? Hurry back to find out!


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Another interesting Technique Time post, love especially the idea of using border edge folders, they seem really made for embossing and debossing on the same card!!
Thanks for the inspirations!

ionabunny said...

Some fun ideas here Jo. The ink really helps to see what a difference you can get using both sides of the folder. Love that border idea as well. Looking forward to the next challenge. Hugz

Tina Z. said...

So clever and great results.

Robyn Oliver said...

Super technique.... doubles the use of EF and with great results... cool ideas Jo

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Great examples with embossing and debossing - most of the time I deboss I didn't mean to do it - LOL.

Riet Harikini said...

Wow Jo, what a great idea. Thanks for sharing and spending your time on us.