Saturday, March 3, 2018

Emboss-abilities With Winnie & Walter (Giveaway too!)

EEEEKKK!!!!  I can not believe I am Guest Designing for the whole month of March,  on the Winnie & Walter Blog!  This is a dream come true, and I am so very grateful to Shay for this amazing opportunity.  For my posts throughout the month I've decided to go with five various themes, with the hope of inspiring you and maybe even showing you something new so that you can get your Winnie & Walter goodies out and loved! 

Today's theme is titled Emboss-abilities, and I have three specific forms of embossing to share with all of you.  The first being the most typical method of embossing: Heat Embossing.  This technique never get's old when you get to watch the magic of your image coming to life as the embossing powder melts.


For this first card I've used the For Luck Stamp Set (this set will be available soon for purchase!), and I've heat embossed the three clovers within the set.  While the smaller two clovers are embossed with Gold Embossing Powder, I chose to give the largest clover a little more interest by embossing the top in Gold and the bottom half in Rose Gold.  I also chose to emboss these clovers onto vellum rather than plain cardstock.  I knew that I would be popping these up on patterned cardstock, so the vellum was perfect for allowing the patterned paper behind it to look softer around the clover.  I also chose to emboss my sentiment strip edges with gold embossing powder by rubbing the edges with my Versamark ink pad.  Finally, I cut my background panel with the Essentials: Lana Cutaways, adhered my clover, and added a few Metallic Gold Cupped Sequins.


The second type of Embossing that I wanted to share with all of you is Embossing Paste.  Embossing paste comes in lots of various forms, including with glitter as I have used here.  This specific Embossing Paste is called Glimmer Paste by Nuvo and this stuff sure shines! (I swear you're going to think I'm a Raccoon by the end of this post with all this glitz! And you might not be wrong lol)


I really love how this card turned out.  First, I needed something to run my embossing paste over so I created my own temporary stencil of sorts by using the negative of the large Love cut from the In a Word: Love Coordinating Cutaways and masking paper.  Once my mask was cut, I covered 3/4's of the word with Tanzanite Lavender and the top most part with Golden Crystal pastes.  After I had applied both colors I then removed the masking paper to reveal my embossed word.  You do not want to wait long to remove the paper as you will run the risk of the paper sticking to the paste and not giving you the crisp lines.  Another tip is to make sure your masking paper is pressed firmly onto your background, so that no paste can get under the paper.

Various embossing pastes have different drying times.  While mine was drying I worked on the rest of my card.  I wanted to layer my sentiment, so I chose the thin script love sentiment in this set and die cut it with Gold Cardstock.  I then stamped, heat embossed, and cut some floral images from the In Bloom: Ashlee's Rosie Posies with Lydia Evans and with it's coordinating dies.  I love the whimsical look of the flowers in this set, and I went with complimentary colors.  Once everything was dry I cut the panel from the Essentials: Audrey Cutaways.


For my final card today I chose to Dry Emboss the main sentiment using the In a Phrase: Hugs & Kisses with Angelica Suarez Cutaway.  Now, I know that this almost looks like it has been in-laid rather than embossed, but I promise you it wasn't I simply used the deep emboss technique with my Gemini rather than the lighter one. You can also tell it is embossed by the impression of the dies outter edge lines.


I love the dry embossing technique as it gives your dies one more way to be used!  Along with the hugs & kisses sentiment I also chose to dry emboss some hearts from the Essentials: Audrey Cutaways, and a small border die from the Georgette Border Cutaways.  I then stamped a few words from the Sentimental: Love Stamp Set in a contrasting black ink, and adhered my panel onto some patterned paper.  Next, I stamped, colored and die cut that sweet little pup from the Dog-gone Cute with Evelin T Designs and it's coordinating cutaway set.  For a finishing touch I added a few sequins.


Thank you so much for stopping by today for my first post as a Winnie & Walter Guest Designer!  I hope I've inspired you to get crafty, try something new, or pull out an old trick.  I would love for you to stop by my blog, Lisa's Creative Niche,  for a chance to win a $30 gift card so generously donated by Shay to the Winnie & Walter Store.


Happy Crafting!
Lisa

34 comments:

Denise Bryant said...

Congrats on your Guest Designer spot! Looking forward to seeing more! Beautiful cards! Love those pretty shamrocks embossed in gold! Heat embossing is still my favorite technique... you're right, it never gets old watching the powder melt and look beautiful!

Anushree Vaish said...

Heartiest congratulations first of all for guest designing....ur work is lovely...glad to find u through W&W...I too love heat embossing and completely admired how beautifully u have played with the technique...thanks for sharing beautiful cards!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love your gorgeous cards. Congrats on being the W & W guest designer for March - your talents are incredible :)

Greta said...

Congrats on being the LL for March! Your elegant cards are so gorgeous & I love the adorable doggy card!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful cards! I love all the gold on the first two, and I love the dry embossing and cute pup on the final card! Congrats on your Leading Lady feature! Looking forward to seeing more from you!

Janis said...

Super congrats on being the March Leading Lady!!
This was such a fabulous and informative post. I love embossing, but usu stick to heat embossing and using embossing folders. Thank you for inspiring me to try the other techniques, too!!! Your cards each turned out so beautiful! Looking forward to what you have for us all month long!!!
<3 J

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Trina P. said...

Congratulations, Lisa! 🎉🎉🎉 Lovey set of cards featuring embossing. Heat embossing hooked me to this hobby and I still love it! Looking forward to seeing your creations this month.

Billie Dee said...

Congratulations and super cute!

Laura Peddicord said...

I really like the dry embossing. I have seen something else that was called dry embossing but it was feet different. I really like the way you did yours. Thank you for sharing your work. Being asked to be the W&W March Leading Lady is very well deserved. Congratulations!

McStamper said...

Congratulations! Love your beautiful and creative cards. The love card is really so fabulous. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Sue D said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful examples of embossing techniques.

Jean said...

Such fun cards!!

pcm said...

congrats on leading lady! I can't wait to see what else you come up with this month!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love all that glitz! Super pretty cards.

Mirella said...

Congratulations ! Great post and lovely cards!

Karenladd said...

I'm really looking forward to your Leading Lady month on W&W, and you started it out with a bang. Embossing, of all types, is one of my favorite go-to techniques. Your shiny gold lucky clover is the BEST!!

Helen said...

You've done a wonderful job as Guest Designer, Lisa! These cards are just beautiful. Thanks so much for the inspiration and sharing your wonderful technique for the 'love' card.

BethW said...

Never ever thought to emboss a shamrock gold-I love it. Just got a die yesterday going to do it right now! Thank you for the gorgeous inspiration.

sammi said...

Congrats on the guest designer spot! Your cards are gorgeous!

Sammibug aka Samanha Houp akak Sammi

$Million$ Dollar Designs said...

Beautiful cards! I love the gold embossing on the St. Patrick's Day card! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

F. Andre said...

Fab cards. Can't get over how adorable the little pup is!

mandalj said...

Great explanations and examples of the different sorts of embossing! Lovely cards!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Congratulations on being a guest designer over at Winnie & Walter ! And that’s a great start ! You made a wonderful set of cards !
[margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

Annette Gordon said...

Congrats on leading lady role! Love the gold elements in the first cards, and that puppy on the last one is soooo cute!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Ah, heat embossing is like crack... turns most scrapbookers to cardmakers like junkies! LOL ;-) Lovely cards!

SHartl said...

Congrats to you on your Leading Lady features. Those embossed cards are gorgeous and all the fun texture makes me wish I could just run my fingers over them and oooh and aaaah!

Arianna Barbara said...

Congrats on being the new Leading Lady, Lisa!!!
Love your gorgeous cards!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Congrats on your guest spot. Love these wonderful cards.

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous techniques and results. I agree, heat embossing is always a little magic LOL. Hugz

Char K said...

love your gold with the other colors and that puppy is so cute!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Wonderful cards! I love the hugs and kisses puppy - so cute!

BethW said...

You are going to get me in big trouble. I always want all of Winnie & Walter's pet stamps. They are so sweet. I also really want the stamp and die set you used on the flower card. I just organized my stamps and I only have one flower stamp! Your card inspired to get this new one!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Gorgeous !!! Love each and every card... 3rd one is so damn cute..

Rachel Vass said...

I love embossing too, and all your inspiration for us looks fab.

 
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