Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Gilli Challenge- Embossing

Today it's my turn to play along with our current challenge- Embossing! I still had Gilli's house on my craft table from the last challenge (that tells you the state of my craft room hee hee) and I got this sweet and simple card idea as soon as I picked it up!

I tried this card idea on a A2 size card (4.25x5.50) but it didn't work at all. Something seemed off and I realized that with the shape of Gilli's house she needed a square card- with rounded corners obviously ;). It worked perfectly!

When using embossing powder it is important to prime your paper first so that you don't have a million little bits of  your embossing powder everywhere to take away from the clean look of the card. I used a little pouch called an embossing buddy and wiped it all over my card. Be warned if you are using coloured cardstock it can leave a white powdery film on your paper so use a gentle touch. This eliminates the static of the paper and releases the embossing powder except where you want it to stay. For my ink I prefer to use Versamark watermark ink in clear. I ink up my stamp and firmly press it to the paper. I then used some detail embossing powder and pour it over my paper. Don't worry about how much you use as you can pour almost all of it back into your container. When you pick up your card the powder should only stay where you have put the ink. I give a light tap to my paper to further release any random bits that may be trying to sneak onto my card. You take your embossing gun to heat the powder and then watch the magic happen! All these years and I still enjoy watching that powder melt lol!

I added a sentiment as this card is intended for someone moving into their new home- it certainly would be a special day! I added a touch of ribbon and then whimsy hit me and I cut out some cloud shapes. I ran it through my Xyron sticker maker to add adhesive then I added white fluff and glitter to my clouds to make it pop out from the white card base. 

To play along with our current challenge click here to go to the House of Gilli blog and join us! You don't have to use a Gilli stamp to qualify and if you win you will get some Gilli goodies of your own! Good luck!

Cheers- Andrea


stampinganja said...

It worked perfectly, great card! And what a nice sentiment, lol! Thanks for a great day, Anja and Bella

Barbara, said...

this is so awesome, simple and cute- Must try

thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

My poor embossing powders...I did make a card recently with some! Yours turned out absolutely stunning! So loving this card! ;D