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Falling Back in Love with Embossing

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One of the very first things I learned to do when I started rubber stamping and making cards was embossing. I was always captivated by the way the powder magically transformed. As I moved from rubber stamping into other areas of crafting, I forgot about my trusty collection of embossing powders. Then, last year I noticed more and more people posting videos on Instagram of them embossing things. There was that magic again, and I knew it was time to dust off my stash.

I really love the look of bright colors embossed onto a dark surface, and with Halloween coming up I knew I wanted to pair black gift bags with orange powder. To see how I liked the combination, I began by simply repeatedly stamping a skull and crossbones onto a black bag. Though plain, it is still a special way to gift someone a few treats or perhaps a fall-scented candle. The same can be said for the skeleton bag, which I made a little unique by mixing two colors of embossing powders together. Using a more complex stamp really showed off the colors. Finally, on a third gift bag, I layered patterned paper with a strip of vintage images, which I made a little quirky by adding masquerade masks to. To make the masks pop, I dipped them in watermark ink and then embossed them as well.

 

I hope seeing these inspires you to pull your powders out of your stash. You’ll quickly remember how fun embossing can be!

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One of the very first things I learned to do when I started rubber stamping and making cards was embossing. I was always captivated by the way the powder magically transformed. As I moved from rubber stamping into other areas of crafting, I forgot about my trusty collection of embossing powders. Then, last year I noticed more and more people posting videos on Instagram of them embossing things. There was that magic again, and I knew it was time to dust off my stash.

I really love the look of bright colors embossed onto a dark surface, and with Halloween coming up I knew I wanted to pair black gift bags with orange powder. To see how I liked the combination, I began by simply repeatedly stamping a skull and crossbones onto a black bag. Though plain, it is still a special way to gift someone a few treats or perhaps a fall-scented candle. The same can be said for the skeleton bag, which I made a little unique by mixing two colors of embossing powders together. Using a more complex stamp really showed off the colors. Finally, on a third gift bag, I layered patterned paper with a strip of vintage images, which I made a little quirky by adding masquerade masks to. To make the masks pop, I dipped them in watermark ink and then embossed them as well.

 

I hope seeing these inspires you to pull your powders out of your stash. You’ll quickly remember how fun embossing can be!

 
Falling Back in Love with Embossing
Falling Back in Love with Embossing
Falling Back in Love with Embossing

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