Welcome to the November Hop. You most likely came here from Nikka's Blog so you're on the right track.
The product spotlight this month is embossing. Embossing creates a raised image on the paper. It can be done either with an object pressing into the image or chemicals heated onto the paper.
My project shows how you can emboss an image using a sharp instrument to create raised lines on the paper. I placed the cardstock into the paper trimmer, but instead of cutting, I used an embossing tool to create embossed lines into the card. Then I lightly inked the raised edges to show the raised lines.
I decided to go with the other side of the cardstock, or the debossed side. The scored lines actually show the valleys. I stamped my images directly onto these lines causing the areas that didn't take the stamp.
My second sample was done using the chemical method. If you look at these two stamped sentiments, one is darker and shinier than the other. The darker, shinier image was created by first inking the stamp using a Versamark inkpad, then inking directly into the colored ink. After stamping the sentiment, I added clear detail embossing powder and heated it. The result is a darker image than just using ink.
The final example of embossing is done using a die and a machine. I used a Spellbinders die in the Cuttlebug machine. The die creates an embossed and debossed oval. If you look carefully at the edges of the oval, you can see the debossing causing the center part with the sentiment on it to be raised (embossed).
Finally, I put all the pieces together to make this lovely card.
Now, hop on over to Haley's blog and see what she has in store.
Whispers Available for Art Philosophy
Whispers are little "Cheat Sheets" that help you get the most out of your cricut cartridges and devices. Cara Miller, my favorite Cricut instructor from My Creative Classroom has Whispers available for several cartridges, Gypsy, Cricut Craft Room, etc. You can buy Whispers from Cara Miller's Blog by clicking HERE.