Welcome, friends! This post today is all about embossing! I remember when I first began cardmaking and saw heat embossing for the first time, I was blown away! I thought there had to be some magic involved!
Embossing remains one of my favorite techniques today, and so I have three cards to share with you. All these cards uses the same embossing powder from BRUTUS MONROE, but I share a different way to showcase your embossing on each card.
First, I took my Brutus Monroe Emerald City EMBOSSING POWDER and inked and embossed the whole front of a white, A2 sized piece of cardstock. Sadly, this powder is no longer available in store, but there are many more powders that are equally amazing, so please check them out!
After the cardstock was completely embossed, I die cut it by running it through my PLATINUM 6 with a Tim Holtz background die. I was very careful to keep all the little pieces that came out of the design, as well as the design itself. This way, I had the positive and the negative die cut design.
First, I used the die cut cardstock as a guide to adhere down all those tiny little inside pieces to the front of my first card.
As you can see in the photo, this was a tedious and time consuming task, but I love the finished product! I adhered these little pieces down using my ZIG GLUE PEN. Then, I added the die cut heart, the die cut sentiment from some GILDED GLITTERSTOCK, and finished with a few sequins. This finished card #1!
Next, I used the the die cut design that I previously used as a guide and adhered it behind a black cardstock panel that I cut a heart shape out of. This way, I get two cards out of one die cut. I added another die cut sentiment using the THANKS DIE again with Glitterstock. I finished this card off with sequins, as well.
For my third card, I die cut my design out of black cardstock, and discarded the inside pieces. I laid this design over some paper that I inked and embossed again, so that the embossing powder would show through the die cut design.
This card also has the HELLO DIE CUT SENTIMENT. It looks very similar to the first card, except the design is flipped and the embossed area is behind the design, instead of the design itself. Again, I finished this card off with some sparkling sequins!
So there you have three matching cards, each one a bit unique and different from the next, but all showing off a fun way to use those dies with embossing powders!
Like I mentioned before, Brutus Monroe has an assortment of amazing EMBOSSING POWDERS!
Also, if you enjoy new embossing powders in all sorts of colors and kinds, consider the Brutus Monroe EMBOSSING CLUB! Each month they send out a unique embossing powder color to subscription holders. An additional perk to subscribing is that you will also receive a 15% off discount on ANY purchase ANY time in the Brutus Monroe store. Thats amazing!
Thanks for stopping by and please hop along to the rest of the teams’ blogs to see what they created! Happy Hopping!