Thursday, June 30, 2011

Embossing is a Challenge

Yvonne Yam always has the most interesting guest designers and I am not just saying that because I was one :>) .   I love to play along with the challenges, but sometimes the challenges are well, a challenge!  The latest guest is Ujjwal Gupta and she is challenging everyone to use embossing on a simple card (the deadline is July 1st!).  Well, I am sure many of you are thinking that is an easy challenge.  It turned into a multiple challenge for me.  I could have gone the dry embossing route, but it has been so long since I used embossing powder.  First, I had to find my powder.  That took 15 minutes.  Then I had to actually emboss.  I now remember why I do not emboss.  I make a huge mess!!!  Then, too top it all off  I ended up sticking my fingers on my first attempt before the embossing dried.
After all that, here is what I ended up with.

This is all embossed and I admit, the embossing gives this otherwise CAS card a bit of ooomph.  Just enough shine and just a bit of dimension.  Okay, I like the results.  I just don't like the mess.
Details:  Stamps:  Better Get Better (TCP) and For the Love of Dots (Practicing Creativity), Ink - Black (Colorbox), Embossing Powder - Black (Personal Stamp Exchange) and CS - White (PTI).


  1. I am SO with you on the embossing... it is messy... I love the look too but not the mess so I don't do mush either... You card makes me want to try again but then I have to find my STUFF again... maybe later in the week...

  2. Love the ooomph :)

    I actually really re-discovered heat embossing this doing it because some images just seems to scream to be embossed.

  3. I only do embossing when I know I will vacuuming

    This is a really cool the sentiment and the embossing really adds that little something extra!

    Thanks for playing along with my guest Ujjwal's embossing challenge!

  4. I'm with you girl. That's why I rarely emboss anything because I am a messy crafter LOL! This turned out perfectly though! Love it!

  5. This is awesome! Great design! I don't emboss often because I hate messy techniques. Glitter is the most evil. I'm also lazy.

  6. Fabulous design! I love embossing but only with detail clear...that way I usually don't have to do the whole static bag thingy. lol Lazy too, I guess! ;o)