1. Cuttlebug embossing using divine swirls folder on vellum:
Tip: Vellum tends to crack when embossing like this, I found misting it with water first really helped.
2. Dry embossing by scoring a border with a stylus, then sanding the raised edge to reveal the white core of CTMH cardstock:
3. Heat embossed text, using clear detail embossing powder on sentiment while ink is still wet, then melting it with a heat gun. The effect is subtle and hard to photograph, but IRL you can see the shine and feel the raised edge of the font:
4. Heat embossing the main image with white embossing powder, which was then cut out and popped up on 3D squares to give it some dimension:
And, I put them all together to make this scene: (you can click on the pic for a larger view)
I then added a Christmas star, embossed it with white daisy embossing powder, then filled it in with some stardust glitter gel, which I also used as glistening snow. I finished it off with some tiny stars (Northern Lights can only be seen on a clear night) using a CTMH White Daisy marker. I just love the sentiment, it couldn't be more true!
Isn't embossing fun?! Now, pop on over to H2H for some more fabulous embossing inspiration from the uber-talented design team, then play along and create something using an embossing technique. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
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Stamp Sets: C1424 Nature's Gift (bear and sentiment)
D1305 Gloria (star)
Papers: Cardstock in White daisy(snow and card base),
and Outdoor Denim(sky)
Embossing powders: White Daisy and Clear Detail
White daisy pigment ink pad
White daisy marker
Versamark ink pad
Summer Soft Chalks
Glitz Glitter gel in Stardust
Tools: Dry embossing/scoring stylus
Cuttlebug and Divine Swirls embossing folder