Embossed snowflake

Embossing can be tricky

I’m learning the art of embossing, and I’m making lots of mistakes.

I used these tools and a heat tool

I experimented on a card I made with my Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine.

I got a blobby tree

Christmas tree stamp embossed
This is not good,

This looks like a gruesome murder.

The word peace badly embossed
This is frightening.

I added silver to reduce the crime scene look.

Improved embossed peace
I don’t love this, but it’s passable.

I learned a few things.

  • Embossing works better on a more detailed stamp pattern.
  • Be more careful about stray powder.
  • To avoid smears, put acrylic stamps on a block.

Maybe I should get a Cuttlebug. It makes embossing a lot easier. And there’s no mess.

Cuttlebug Overview
Cuttlebug Pennant Banner Project

So I gained some more experience with embossing, but I’ve still got a long way to go. It’s fun to do, though!

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