Today I’ve got something to refresh our embossing skills and it starts with a question. When you decide to emboss have you thought about which side you’ll be heating? Since I’ve been using Stampendous Essentials it’s just second nature for me to think about this step. You can add more spontaneous texture and color to any project when you choose to emboss from the backside of your paper. This means that when you add your powders, other chunky textures like Color Fragments, Mica Fragments, Glass Glitter or Ultrafine Glitter can be thrown in when heat setting it from the back of your paper.
Here’s a close up of this type of heat setting.
I used an embossing powder lid, a plate and a spaghetti jar lid for circle masks on the 12 x 12 cardstock base. I positioned the small and large circle objects first and sprinkled down some Aged Scarlet Embossing Powder first then some Red Mica Fragments. Once the circle masks were carefully removed I turned on the heat tool from the back side of the paper. I repeated this once more with the spaghetti jar lid as a mask so it would overlap onto the larger circle and other paper layers. (It takes much longer for the heat tool to get layers of paper hot enough to melt the powders, so be patient and give the bottom paper a few breaks from direct heat.)
Remember to ask yourself which side of the paper you want to heat your embossing powders. It opens up an array of textures that would otherwise blow away when heating from the top of the paper.
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Supplies Credit: On the Farm Perfectly Clear Stamps (Stampendous), Red Mica Fragments (Stampendous), Aged Scarlet Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), edge punch (Martha Stewart), shaper scissors (Fiskars), font dies (Cuttlebug, Sissix), red twill ribbon (May Arts), mini stapler (Tim Holtz, Ranger) You can also see my original post about this layout on my blog here. Disclaimer: Those adorable kids are not mine, but I have an awesome friend you shared photos for this layout.