Today I am thrilled to share a tutorial about embossing in the words of Sarah Webb. Sarah has been guest designing for us the last few weeks and she is incredibly creative and talented!!!
“Embossing folders. I love them. I have a lot of them that I have not used in quite sometime. So I thought today I would encourage all of us to dust off those folders and put them to use a couple of more times!
“I started my cards by using the scripty ‘Thank you‘ sentiment and heat embossing it onto vellum. A good way to prevent the vellum from warping is to let the heat gun warm up a bit before zapping the embossing powder. The powder will melt faster and you will have to spend less time with the heat pointed at the vellum.
“I decided that I wanted to dry emboss my vellum for more texture and I wanted to avoid the sentiment that I had just heat embossed. I lined up the embossing folder by picking a point across the pattern that would ensure the folder and the pattern were straight. In this case I chose the middle of the X’s. In this picture they aren’t lined up yet, but you can see what I am working for.
“I repeated this step for the area above the sentiment.
“Be sure to run the vellum through only one. If you run it through your machine twice, you may find that the vellum breaks and pieces of the pattern fall out.
“I created two different cards using this same technique. I chose to wrap the vellum around a piece of white cardstock in this first card. The vellum on the white background is much more subtle.
“This second card, I placed the vellum on a red background and the pattern shows up a lot more, giving the card a lot more visual interest.
“I hope you have some fun with vellum and your embossing folders!
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Sets Sarah Used: