March 2, 2008

Embossing - where did I go wrong?

Here's my another first - card with an embossing! I'd been longing to get an embossing tool set for sometime, so I finally got one thanks to the Michaels coupon :). The card did come out as I'd imagined but I feel that I'm missing something as far as embossing is concerned. It hasn't come out as "raised" as I'd thought it would. If you know what I could've done wrong please let me know, I would appreciate that a lot! Once again no PP! I've been leaving the sentiments out of my card... actually I want to get myself one of the sentiments stamps by Papertrey ink. So if I get them before I send these cards then I can bless these cards with those messages :).
  • CS: DCWV
  • Stamp: SU! Just for fun.
  • Stamp 'n Stuff Gold embossing powder, Top Boss Tinted Ink, Marvy Uchida Embossing heat tool, Victorian scissors.


Not the Queen said...

I think it's beautiful the way it is! The hearts look antique.

To get your embossing to "puff" more, be sure you're using the right kind of ink, first of all. Dye inks dry too fast to be good at embossing. You can do it, but you have to work very fast. Pigments are much better.

Next, check the kind of embossing powder you're using. Some "puff" more than others. You can also do a second layer of powder. Sprinkle more powder on top of the heated powder while it's still hot. Heat again, and you get twice the "puff."

Hope this helps! Thanks for stopping by.

Tejal said...

I've been wanting to get embossing tools and powders now! Hoping to get them soon!
Love the simplicity of this card!

I think PTI set would be great...did you check out Hanna's stamps, even they have a good sentiment set too!

Pam Thomas said...

If your embossing is flat it's probably because you have over done it a little with the heat gun

malieta said...

I think your card is very pretty! I also have a problem embossing also. I think that "not the queen" made some very good points though.