Embossing is one of those timeless techniques that never seem to go away. It always seems a little bit like magic the way that embossing powder changes into a beautiful finish. Heat embossing was the very first technique I ever did with stamping. I had one stamp, one jar of embossing powder and just a light bulb for heat to melt the powder. Now that’s a long time ago! Years and years before I ever had a clue about paper crafting. I’d emboss a stamp on an envelope and that was all I thought of doing.
Today I’m returning once again to heat embossing. Heat embossing on vellum is nothing new to me but I’ve been inspired to try it again. It’s amazing how revisiting an old technique with new stamps and supplies or colors can make it “new” again.
What inspired me was this gorgeous card by Debby Hughes. It’s this week’s CASE Study challenge and Debby was one of our talented past design team members. I absolutely love the elegance of this design. While this past month’s anniversary was fun, I’m excited to be back creating weekly for this challenge again. It’s a joy each week to create inspired by the challenge pieces! Join us for the challenge and more inspiration here.
Elements that inspired my design…
- white on white
- white embossing on vellum
- reverse vellum coloring
- script sentiment
- partially inking a background stamp is a great way to stamp or emboss only part of the design. I love how this makes it so much more interesting that a fully embossed panel
- emboss vellum with white embossing powder for a beautiful subtle look
- use markers to add small touches of color on the REVERSE side of the vellum
- the sentiment is die cut from white cardstock using a darling little die I found by Memory Box
There’s a lot of fabulous inspiring designs created for this challenge by the rest of the design team. Check them out…