Friday, March 22, 2013

Scrap Your Story - embossing

Heat embossing, dry embossing either way you see them a lot on cards and at Scrap Your Story we wanted to see how well we could implement those techniques in our layouts.

I ended up using both processes. The dry embossing was done using two different Lifestyle Crafts embossing folders. A doily folder that I inked blue before running through my Big Shot, which gave just a bit of depth and texture and sort of cooled off the white white of the paper. Then the other was a small flower pattern that I ran the paper through in two positions to fill up the banner, I was going for a snowfall look there and a different folder may have done better but I still like the texture it gave.

My heat embossing comes in on the top of the page and then on the photos. I used white Martha Stewart pigment ink and white Zing! embossing powder for both the Martha Stewart snowflakes and the Unity Stamp Co. lace border.


I'm also linking this up with a couple of challenges:
S.W.A.T. - use 4+ pictures on a single page layout
About a Boy - use hoarded (1 year or more) product. My hoarded items are the brads, white ink and embossing powder, and the Echo Park for the Record paper

19 comments:

  1. I loooved all the embossing you put into this and the paint is just such a great added texture!!! :) :)

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  2. Beautiful layout - Thank you for playing at About a Boy!

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  3. Wonderfully done, thanks for joining us at AAB!

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  4. Oh Wow! Great LO. LOve the white behind the photos! Glad you joined us at About a Boy

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  5. You've got some amazing texture on this layout! I love how there are bits of white in different forms all over, I'm seeing new things each time I look :) Thanks for playing again at S.W.A.T!

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  6. This page is really a study in the use of embossing of all kinds. You really hit the mark and I think the effect behind the photos really works!

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  7. Such a great LO! Thank you for playing along with us here at S.W.A.T!

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  8. I love the embossing on the doily. Looks great. Love the layout. Thanks for playing along at SYS.

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  9. Lovely layout! Love all of the different elements!! Thank you for joining us at AAB and S.W.A.T.!

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  10. Oh how cute! Love what you did with the embossing and your hoarded supplies! Thanks for joining us at AAB! :)

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  11. Love the texture you created. Great job. Thanks for joining in at SWAT.

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  12. Jessica, this is FABULOUS! and the doilies are perfect for that snow-fall look. Thanks for linking up with SWAT.

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  13. Wow Jessica, what a great page! Loved that you embossed on your photos. How did you keep them from warping? Thanks for joining us over at SWAT!

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    1. They are a bit warped, but the paper is warped too because of the gesso so it's not very noticeable. LOL. How's that for a horrible answer!

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  14. Great layout! Love seeing multiple picture on a single pager. Love that big banner piece too. Thanks for playing with us over at About A Boy.

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  15. Very nice work. Thanks for playing along at AAB.
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  16. Love your layout! The doilies look really pretty and I like the "messy" background! Thanks for joining us at AAB!

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