Sunday, August 4, 2013

Embossing time - with Frosted Designs!

Our first Frosted Designs challenge for August is to use embossing on your project.  You can use dry embossing or wet embossing, whichever you prefer. 

Before I started this challenge, I searched the web for some ideas of using embossing folders, (which is another supply I tend to collect instead of use).  I found a technique that combines dry embossing and wet embossing, so that's what I did on these cards:

For this technique, you need an embossing folder, Versamark or embossing ink, and embossing powder or an embossing powder/glitter mix.

Open your embossing folder, and rub the Versamark ink pad over the flat side, not the one with the raised images. Most of the time, this is the side with the manufacturers name on it.  Insert your cardstock and run through your embossing or die cut machine like you normally would.  Now take your inked and embossed cardstock and sprinkle embossing powder over it, shake off the excess, and heat emboss.  The embossing powder will adhere to the flat portions of your cardstock, while the raised areas retain the color of your base cardstock.   For the snowflake card on the left, I used a 50/50 mix of blue glitter and clear embossing powder, and for the snowman card on the right, I used a white sparkle embossing powder.

Our sponsor this week is Molossi, and they are offering a great prize package of $30 worth of chipboard and bling.  Just link your embossing project to the Frosted Designs blog for your chance to win!

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