Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 177 – heat or dry embossing

I am hosting today and our challenge is Embossing which can be either dry or heat. If it’s not obvious please tell us where your embossing is!
As usual, you can enter anything you fancy, it doesn’t have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn’t exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule!


While I admire cards that have lots of embellishment, I’m not actually very good at producing my own, so my card this time is a CAS one, with minimal layering and embellies using dies, stamps and embossing folder I got free in a magazine.  It’s mainly white on white, which makes it a bit hard to photograph, so I would recommend clicking on the pic to get a larger version!

On the base of the card (which is an A5 folded portrait) I stamped the words Let it Snow in versamark ink, and then covered with with  white sparkle WOW embossing powder and heat embossed it.  Into the corners of the card I placed a single AB gem.

I used a hunky dory mirri mat as the base for my topper, and on top of that I used some blue speckled paper.  Finally, I ran a piece of white card through an embossing folder after having covered one side of the inside of the folder with versamark ink.  When I got the card out of the folder, the versamark ink was transferred to the debossed part of the image, so I covered that in the same white sparkle WOW embossing powder and heat embossed it.  This gives a really cool letterpress finish…

Earlier, using the free die, I had cut out 2 snowflakes, one from white card and one from the centre of the hunkydory mirri mat (what can I say, I’m tight…!) and I stuck them onto the edges of the layered topper.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment onto some white card, which I layered onto another part of the mirri mat base that I had die cut using a label shape.  The last touch was to put 2 more AB gems in the holes at each side of the label.

I hope you like this card – and give the letterpressing a go as it is really effective!



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