Friday, March 15, 2013

Double Embossed Thanks

Last night my monthly techniques group met.  We always have great fun crafting together and learning new things to incorporate in our own creations.  One of the techniques covered last night was Double Embossing.  Have a look at this card we made:

Thank you card featuring the Established Elegance stamp set with sentiment from the Vintage Verses Sale-a-bration set.
I love this technique...especially for creating fantastic backgrounds on Vintage-style designs.  Here I used pewter embossing powder with First Edition DSP and the Vintage Wallpaper TIEF.  To achieve this look simply apply Versamark all over the SMOOTH side of the embossing folder.  Place the paper in folder with the desired pattern face-down against the inked side of the folder.  Run it through the Big Shot and remove the embossed paper.  Then sprinkle embossing powder all over the embossed paper, shake off the excess and heat.  The result is stunning!  The rest of the card is simply a collage of stamped images from the Established Elegance stamp set that I stamped on a label cut with my Window Frames Collection Framelits.  I used Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Gray ink to stamp the images.  I added a little paper-pierced detail around the label using my Occasions Paper Piercing Pack (still available!).  I also heat embossed the seal in the upper left of the focal image using pewter embossing powder.  The sentiment is also heat embossed in petwer on black card stock.  I added a pop of colour with some Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon and a silver Basic Designer button.  Lots of shine on this heat tool got a serious workout...but it is so worth the effort!

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