Sunday, August 7, 2022

Creation Station is Embossing

Being that it's the first Sunday of the month it's time to have a Creation Station Blog Hop.  This month we are having some fun exploring embossing.  It could be any type of embossing we wanted, so I opted for some basic embossing techniques.

Embossing technique #1 - heat embossing.  I stamped images from the Splendid Thoughts Stamp Set with Versamark Ink on Sahara Sand Cardstock.  Next I sprinkled White Embossing Powder all over and then melted and heat set the powder with a Heat Tool.

What's super pretty is that I painted the embossed images.  First with a coat of Whisper White Ink and when it was dry I watercolored one with Fresh Freesia and the other with Pool Party.

 Embossing technique #2 - emboss resist.  For this technique you start with heat embossing which I did on Watercolor Paper with Versamark and White Embossing Powder.  Next you add ink or paint and cover the entire image.  Once the ink/paint is dry you buff the image to fully reveal the embossed areas.

I watercolored with Soft Seafoam and Pool Party Ink Refills.  Once they were partially dry I splattered them with more Pool Party.

I love how the Stylish Shapes Dies compliment the Splendid Dies.  All the mini pierced holes look great.

Embossing technique #3 - dry embossing.  This is my most tried and true favorite embossing technique.  I love how it adds both visual and actual depth and texture.  It always looks intricate but is so quick and easy to accomplish.  

For this card I used the Hive 3D Folder.  To me it made perfect sense to tie it to the petite bee.

One last thing I'll mention is to take a look at the tied bow.  That is Linen Thread that I colored with a Fresh Freesia Stampin' Blend.

Coming up next is the awesome Julie Beltramo.  She's one of my Stampin' Besties and she always creates clean and classic, lovely and layered, inspirational projects.  Be sure to leave her some love.

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  1. These are simply gorgeous! It takes me a while to take in all of your details. Really, your creative mind never ceases to amaze me.

  2. Stunning trio of cards here Elizabeth. I love them all x

  3. What a beautiful set of cards, so much to see here!

  4. All 3 are amazing, beautiful cards 🌺☕️