By Martha Lucia Gomez –
Hello there! In today’s crafting tutorial, I will be sharing two easy ways to upgrade the basic embossing techniques using a Brilliant Ink and embossing power or MBoss. This is a great idea for any occasion, however like summer is around the corner, I created a Patriotic Card honoring 4th of July.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Time to Complete: 1 hour
Select a piece of card stock and embossing folder. Use a piece of cardstock larger than the folder. Dry emboss it in the normal way using your die cut machine.
Pick a brayer or any type of roller to add ink to the emboss design. Noticed that you can use any face of the embossed piece to develop this technique. I am using Brilliance Pearlescent Sly Blue and Shimmer White Cardstock.
Ink your brayer completely and apply the Brilliance Ink over the surface with a soft movement. You don’t want to transfer the ink to the debossed part.
Repeat the step 3, until you are satisfied with the color of the layer. In my sample, I made this step three times to have a great covering.
Create the card base and layers that you wanted to use. In this model I am using white card base, and blue die cut layer to create a contrast. Resize your inked embossed piece to use it as top layer over the die cut piece. Select a shadow die set with a sentiment or any other type of image to create a window over your inked layer. Don’t paste your layers yet.
With the shadow or die base of your die cut, create a window over the inked layer. If you want you can save the die cut layer to use in another project.
Paste the inked embossed layer over the die cut layer using your favorite adhesive. If you want to have more dimension, you can use foam tape. Paste the decorative piece over the card base.
Cut the word or image according with the die cut that you selected.
With masking tape, cover the half of the die cut word and made a partial hot embossing using VersaMark Ink and your favorite color of embossing powder or MBoss. In my model, I am using the Metallic Berry.
Don’t remove the masking tape if you want to repeat the above step and obtain shinier and dimension with the hot embossing. I repeated this step twice.
Paste the embossed word and decorate with a complement sentiment and/or embellishments. I used a tiny sentiment stamped with Memento Paris Dusk and a few die cut stars in white cardstock.
• Brilliance – Pearlescent Sky Blue
• Whimsy Stamps – Slimline Embossing Folder Wave Length
• Joy Clair Designs – White Smooth Cardstock and Loopy Rectangle Slimline Dies.
• Birch Press Design – Big Sending Sugar Scrip
• Scrapbook Adhesives – Crafty Foam Tape
• Die Cut Machine
• Heat Tool
• Heat Tool