AECP: How to Ink Smoosh & Emboss

Apr 13, 2019Hello, Just Because & For You Cards3 comments

AECP: How to Ink Smoosh & Emboss

Apr 13, 2019Hello, Just Because & For You Cards3 comments

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What can you do with embossing powder?

I think our craft supplies are only limited by our imagination. All it takes is the willingness to try something that comes to mind in order to discover a really cool technique or effect or, to find out that it doesn’t really work. As far as embossing powder is concerned, there are so many ways it can be stuck-to and heated that creates any number of visual effects!

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Class #5: Impressive Heat Embossing

All this talk of embossing is inspired by my latest course completion over at Altenew Academy – Impressive Heat Embossing. Svetlana takes attendees through six lessons. Each explores different ways to use embossing powder to create different looks in your designs. 

My Project

Inspired by ideas from the class, I struck out and combined a few embossing techniques – embossing on vellum, and embossing on ink smooshing. The latter is a stunning effect that is easy to create!

The Technique & Design

Pink and gold is a classic color combo. Adding in vellum helps to soften up the look for sure. I started the project, not knowing where I would end up. After I completed the background panel with the ink smooshing and gold embossing, I started to think that a floral arrangement would be the next step. The problem was that I didn’t want to cover up any of the background. So, I figured vellum would be my go-to. 

I created the vellum elements, even curving the sentiment to follow around the circle edge. When I started to arrange them, I realized that the flower wasn’t going to stand out enough. So, I watercolored a bit of Rose Quartz to the back side of the flower then diecut the flower in white and added it to the back side of the vellum circle to help the bloom pop.

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Crafter’s Toolbox Video

Let’s take a closer look at how easy it is to add embossing to smooshed ink!


5 down, 5 to go!

I’m half way done with Level 2 coursework. It’s all downhill from here! Has a project piqued your interest? Is there something you’re hoping to see? Well…

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AECP: How to Ink Smoosh & Emboss