Friday, July 16, 2010

JAI26 - just add embossing

Hi there,
well welcome to my first offical post as a member of the Just Add Ink design team! Luckily for me this week the challenge is to add one of my favourite techniques - just add embossing.
Here is what I came up with. Heat embossing is darn hard to capture with photography so I hope you'll be able to see what I'm talking about below.

I used two different techniques that involved heat embossing to make this card. Firstly on the background DSP mat I first inked up my stamp in Versamark and then the coloured classic ink (Rich Razzleberry in this instance). I stamped that direct onto the DSP and then sprinkled over clear embossing powder and then used the heat gun.

The second technique is called emboss resist and I used this to create the top image panel. In this case I stamped my daisies using Versamark only onto the DSP, then sprinkled over clear embossing powder and then used my heat gun embossed the image. Now that the daisies were embossed I inked up my brayer with Rich Razzleberry and rolled over a thick coat of ink, then carefully wiped the Razzleberry off the daises, which because they are embossed resist the ink.

I matted the top image panel on a mat of scalloped Whisper White, made using my Scalloped border punch, this is mounted up on dimensionals above the base layers. Threaded below the top panel is some White Taffeta, with a bow on the bottom left of the top panel. The base DSP layer is mounted on a mat of Whisper White and a base layer of Rich Razzleberry. The inside is finished off simply to match by stamping off Upsy Daisy in Rich Razzleberry.

So this week why don't you give it a go and - just add embossing and then link your creation back to the Just Add Ink challenge post!

Thanks so much for visiting,


Recipe: All SU!
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Cottage Wall DSP, Scallop border punch, White Taffeta ribbon, Chit Chat rub ons, Brayer, Clear embossing powder, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive, double sided tape


  1. Beautiful, Kim! At first glance, I thought you'd white-embossed the daisies on Razzleberry card for the main panel ... looks even more gorgeous using the emboss-resist technique on DSP. Beautiful, rich colours, and the white taffeta ribbon is the perfect touch. Congratulations on your official first entry!!

  2. I love your card Kim - pretty colours, love that you embossed on dsp - clever.

  3. Wow, that is gorgeous! Love how you embossed over the DSP. I'm going to have to try that! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  4. Hey there Kim!

    What a GORGEOUS card!! I just love that daisy set, but havent used it in a while! Such a slacker I am! lol

    Thanks for leaving me such beautiful comments - I really enjoy reading them!

    Luv Karen

  5. Such a gorgeous card Kim! I love all the embossing, and the colours are fabulous too - congrats on getting on the DT! Kate xx

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous! Just might have to CASE this one. Congrats on your first submission as a Just Add Ink Team Member!


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