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I have a technique for you today which I discovered a short time ago.
It involves both heat and dry embossing and can achieve some stunning effects.
This is the card I made and here are the tools and products that you will need to make it
Begin by taking two contrasting Embossing Folders, one with a definite design and the other with a more all-over random pattern.
Ink the inner, de-bossed side of the definite design folder using Versamark. My folder is the Dandelion clocks from Craft Concepts. I removed any stray ink from the centres of the flowers with a Q tip stick.
Place the card inside the folder and run it through the die-cutting machine for the first embossing.
Sprinkle liberally with embossing powder. I used Ranger Distress Embossing powder in Aged Mahogany. For this technique, I love the rough, dull effect which distress powder produces.
Shake off the excess powder and apply heat from a heat gun. The powder does not change as radically as regular embossing powder, so check that it has in fact melted.
Once cooled, place the card into the second embossing folder and run through your machine once more.
I used a Cuttlebug harlequin design.
To get a greater distressed look, I sanded parts of the image, cut it to the size I wanted and distressed and inked the edges before mounting it on some toning card and punching the edge to add a little interest.
The ribbon and butterfly completed the card.
Here you can see the effect of the sanding on the secondary embossing over the diamond shapes of the folder
Embossing is one of the things which I still find magical in the card making process... it's one of the things which makes it such fun!
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