Embossing Arts & Crafts Tips : What is Embossing?
Hi! My name is Elizabeth and on behalf of
Expert Village, we’re going to begin a series now talking about embossing in card making.
In this series, we will talk about the different ways to emboss, the different tools that are
used, and generally how embossing can enhance the cards that you are making. I’m going
to show a few examples of cards that have had embossing done to them to give you an
idea of what you can do when using embossing. This card here, you may not even be able to
tell, but what they did with this card was a clear embossing on black cardstock. It just
adds a little shine to this stamp that they were putting on the card here. This card here,
using the metallic papers, they used a silver embossing powder. Embossing, if you don’t
know, adds not only shine but it raises. So it adds a little texture to the card that
you are making. This card here is a fun use of using white embossing powder. This was
a lined stamp that they used. They used white embossing powder, and then on the other side
of the vellum, they went in with chalk and colored it in. So, the embossing was actually
the lines for the coloring book if you will. This one here is similar; it’s silver embossing.
The words have silver embossing and then the flowers were actually aligned stamp, so the
outside lining of the flowers is embossed and then they took a marker and colored in
the stamp itself. This one again is embossing on vellum. Embossing on vellum takes a little
practice, and we’ll talk about that in a later segment, but they used a solid stamp
gold embossing powder right on the vellum. Then this one’s fun one, they took a silver
metallic cardstock, and then took silver embossing powder and embossed the image of the chapel
right there on the silver cardstock, as well as the embossed word stamp on the side. Many
fun uses for embossing to add a real layer of class, of shine, of texture to your cards.