Friday, August 15, 2008

Heat embossing resist and lessons learned....

Well as you know this weeks challenge was to use heat embossing. I have been so impressed with many projects I have seen lately that used the clear embossing powder over colored images then inking the rest of the paper. I figured I would give it a try. I am not very happy with the results, but it's my first try so what do you think?

So to make this card I stamped the image on plain white cardstock then colored it in with my Prismacolor markers. Next I used VersaMark in to cover the colored areas and applied clear embossing powder. Then I tapped off the excess and used my heat gun to melt it. After that was done I took a bunch of my blue and green ink pads and sponged color all over to give it an under the sea look. I then added blue snaps to the corners and glued the whole thing on my A2 card base. Like I said I am not that happy with it. Here is a close up :

supplies: stamp by Rubbernecker, inks by Ranger and Colorbox, Prismacolor markers, UTEE, heat gun, VersaMark re-inker

Now here is a list of what I learned:

1. I need a Versa Mark marker first of all. I covered my images using my re-inker. I thought I had an embossing marker, but it was tinted and left purple where ever I used it.

2. Don't use the ultra thick embossing powder. I might be able to use it just by correcting step one, but it was a little too thick for me.

3. The ink has to be wiped off any of the embossed areas (I used a baby wipe).

I really think the biggest problem was the marker. I am planning on trying this again once our company leaves and I get my craft space back:)

Did you give the heat embossing challenge a try? I would love to see it. Do you have any techniques or challenges you would like to see me try? If so leave a comment and I will give it a shot.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Mine is full with wedding plans!

Happy Crafting,



Jennifer E. said...

I think you've done a great job with this--especially for your first try! I love the blue-green colors. It really resembles a sea look. Looking forward to getting all this wedding stuff done so we can play! Talk to you soon!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim, Card is cute!! It has the look of an under-water photo.. I like it.. Talk to you soon.. ATW. (after the wedding) He He... :-)

forgetfulone said...

I love your challenges, but I don't have the materials and supplies to heat emboss. I think your card turned out adorable! To an amateur like me, it looks great. It definitely has an under-the-sea look, and vivid colors.

Beth Norman said...

Lovely, lovely card, Kimmy. I love how you did this.