Hello! Today I share a simple tip for making your heat embossing look even more dimensional and smooth. It is easy!
I have always loved the look of heat embossing. However, sometimes I wish the results were more smooth and dimensional. I remember teaching this trick in classes years ago, but it is even easier to do with the stamp positioners that are now available.
For my cards, I wanted to have the sentiments in focus. To make them stand out, I embossed four layers of Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder. This gives dimension and smoothness. The sentiment is from the new Essentials by Ellen Totally Random Sayings Stamp Set and the circle die cut is from the Lawn Fawn Dotted Circle Die Set.
I made two cards with stamped backgrounds – one on Ranger Kraft Cardstock (darker… like a paper bag) and one on Neenah Desert Storm Light Kraft Cardstock (lighter). I used an image from the fun Essentials by Ellen Abstract Paint Strokes Stamp Set and stamped it repeatedly with various colors of Distress Oxide Ink. I then stamped right on top – but slightly offset – with Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink. Love this look!
By the way, there are thick embossing powders out there. However, with images such as these, you loose the detail with thick powder. Thus why I layer up detailed embossing powder layers instead.
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