Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Selective Embossing

Hello friends!
You and I know how FUN it is to emboss images.
When you set the heat gun, the powdery images immediately become RAISED and solid.
I am sure you were wowed at your first try!
Today I am sharing a card with only part of the images ( Penny Black Youthful) that are selectively embossed. The reason behind this is that you do not always have to fully-embossed a large image. With some colors and shine in the mix, the design is so eye-catching!

I find that adding part of embossing does give the stamped image a new limelight. 
It works particularly great when you want to add some shine!
When you see today's example, you will totally get it!

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Before you set out to do this, you NEED two things:
1. MISTI or Tim Holtz Stamp Postioner
2. Embossing Dabber (such as this from Ranger or this from Stampendous).

👉👉you can check out my Instagram (yesvirginialu) where I share my self-made my Life-changing Brush.  It's very ghetto.... (LOL). The photo will disappear this evening.
That brush I made works beautifully with this technique!
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I started out stamping the image with Distress Oxide (Broken China and Cracked Pistachio).
This can be easily done with a stamp-positioner.

Once the ink are nearly dry, I applied the Embossing Boss Gloss to part of the stamped image.
I then silver-embossed the image.
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I decided to add some dry-embossing with the Square Frame Die (currently on sale over here). With the Tan Embossing Mat, I ran the entire iamge through the die cut machine. Thus, you get the subtle and gorgeous dry-embossed frame!


I hope that you like this simple way of adding shine to your stamped image.
I will have a new post about this Elegant Edger die soon. is currently having a Die-Cut Sale!
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Denise Bryant said...

Very pretty! Love the texture it adds!

Maria Giselle B. said...

Love the technique! Would definitely want to try this selective embossing. I have an embossing dauber but the sponge top is already warped. I'll probably use a sponge dauber as a replacement to try this technique.

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Beautiful.....the silver with the Distress Oxide! I have never thought to partially emboss an image. Thanks for the great idea.

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I will have to try this.

Janis Godwin Spear said...

this is such a clever way to add interest. What a lovely card. <3
Thanks for sharing.

Linda BL said...

Love the look of selective embossing! The silver looks so beautiful with the Broken Chins and Cracked Pistachio inks. I may even have one of those embossing dauber in a drawer somewhere.

Ustvarjalni dotik said...

Great embossing, kudos to an artist!
A day without a scrapbooking is a lost day. - Author Cestitka

MadeByMeghanK said...

What a cool technique! I have to try it! said...

Gorgeous card! I do like the effect of the
partial embossing!

Harriet said...

Beautiful card! i had no idea there was a product such as the emboss dauber................thanks for explaining this product! Oh my the possibilities!

Lorie said...

Thank you. This is beautiful. I looked for the photo of your brush however couldn’t find it?

Virginia L. said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone!
My tooth brush photo is located in my Instagram photo. You need to click on "My Story" with my profile photo to see it. It will disappear in 9 hours.

conil said...

Oooh! What striking effect you've creative. Love the flash of silver on those lovely blue colors. And, yes, I am a dry embossing junkie.

Shelly said...

This is beautiful! Love how you did the embossing!