It's time for another fun challenge at AAA Cards and this week it is all about Spectacular Embossing!
There are so many different techniques that you can do with embossing - whether you chose dry embossing or heat embossing or even faux embossing using die cuts - the biggest challenge will be deciding which one to go with!
For my card(s), I challenged myself to try something different so I did some dry embossing detailed with some Pearl Ex pigment.
For my first card, I started with some Simon Says Slate card stock and I used the Tim Holtz Winter Berries embossing folder. I then mixed my Pearl Ex powder with a little bit of gum arabic to create a liquid that I painted on top of the embossed areas. It creates a really cool shimmer that I absolutely love. I finished the card with a piece of torn vellum and a heat embossed Clearly Besotted greeting. The whole panel was popped up on a Slate card base.
For my second embossed card, I decided to get more adventurous with the same technique by dry embossing and "painting" vellum instead of card stock. I used the Sizzix Flowers and Flourish embossing folder with Interference Gold Pearl Ex and I absolutely loved the effect. I heat embossed a Clearly Besotted greeting in gold then I stitched the vellum panel to a cream card base with gold thread after sandwiching in a few coloured sequins. A flat, easily mailed shaker card! I have to say that this is one of my favourite cards lately - I really couldn't get the camera to do it justice. This "new to me" technique is definitely something that I will be doing more of...
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