Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Embossing X2 for CASual Friday

The challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays is embossing - dry, heat or a combination.  I use embossing folders on virtually everything so while do have that type of embossing on this card, I also challenged myself to heat emboss.

CAS Thank You

This is a technique that I love, although I have to admit that it has more impact on a slightly less solid stamp.  You clear emboss the stamp on patterned paper, then sponge the whole thing with a dark ink.  The ink wipes right off the embossed parts leaving a view of the paper.  This stamp doesn't have enough non-embossed parts for a huge impact, but I love the texture you can see in this close-up.  It looks like a little charm.

You can also see the dry embossed background a little bit better in this close-up.

  • Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Leaf Silhouettes
  • Paper: Stampin' Up True Thyme (long retired), Papertrey Ink Terracotta Tile, DCWV Autumn Melody stack
  • Ink: Stampin' Up True Thyme, Versamark
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink Canvas Impression Plate, clear embossing powder, corner rounder


  1. Awesome effect and I love the paper you used!

  2. Wow! This is an absolute stunner! So lovely! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Kim this is so gorgeous--love your embossing details!

  4. I bet this is even lovelier in real life. Beautiful idea & design. Hogs xxx

  5. Simple beautiful card, Kim. I love that you used both types of embossing. It's always a joy to see your work over at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. Simple yet so exquisite! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. That's a great technique Kim and I love the paper you used too..... it just looks gorgeous with all that white space around it :0)
    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this week at CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

  8. Beautiful card! Great technique ...I've to try it!Thanks for sharing with us @ CASual Fridays this week!

  9. What a delightful little leaf! And I love how you've made it the star of the show!


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