Scrapology Challenge - Heat Embossing

 Normally I am really pleased with the cards that I show you but I do make "naff ones" or some that just don't turn out the way I wanted. 
This is one AND it's the one I sent in for the monthly challenge over at Scrapology this month. I SHOULD have given myself more time. I am cross as I really LOVE heat embossing..there are so many things you can do with it.
Anyway, for this card, I used some waltzing mouse stamps. The background was stamped with clear embossing ink ( judikins )  and that's where I went a bit mad (instead of using one colour, i used random coloured embossing powders), I think it spoiled the card.

 The centre panel works better as I just used a pearlized gold embossing powder.

I may do this one again .


To make up for the card, I thought I'd show you a nice idea that I sometimes use .

Embossing on vellum with my printer.

I have used the vellum that you can buy in packs for pergamano  as it is slightly thicker ( i bought mine from the range). 
I popped it into the printer and loaded up word. I also got my embossing powder ready, as you need to be quick - the powder needs be very fine - I have used clear this time but silver or gold look spectacular.
As i was using clear, I chose my font and colour. The size doesn't have to be big but it is better if it is 20 + and nice and bold. I don't print too much at a time as you need the ink to be really wet.

 I put two card sentiments on and then printed.

 The second it is out of the printer, sprinkle with the powder.

 This is what it looks like after heating - Cool if you dont have many embossing colours or need a particular font for a card.

I put the vellum back into the printer and printed the other end too.
Dont throw away the other bits as you can cellotape small pieces onto copy paper and print on that.
Also the left over bits are so pretty punched out either as flowers or butterflies for card embellishments.

I urge you to pop over to the Scrapology blog to check out the rest of the design team's inspiration.

Soojay xx


  1. This is gorgeous Sue, thanks for sharing.
    C xx

  2. Thanks for sharing Sue. I'd love to know how you heat emboss without the card buckling, the bane of my life :(

    And, I adore the card you made, so there :)


  3. Fab card Sue, love the colours.

    Can't remember the last time I did some heat embossing - must dig out my heat gun.

    Toni xx


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