Tuesday, April 12, 2011

What Not to Do: Heat Embossing

Ever have one of those super simple "oh this will be a quick card" ideas, that quickly turns into an ordeal?  Yep, it happened to me while embossing recently.  To be fair, I went in with the intention of experimenting a little bit, but quickly learned a few important lessons!  I thought it would be fun to share so (a) you could learn from my mistakes and (b) it's fun to see craft fails! ;)

Before the fails, let's look at the final product:

Gorgeous, right?! :)   Here's the not-so-gorgeous..

(it's adjacent to the leaf on the flower....sigh...)

So I made my fourth and final attempt, which was a success!

I finished the card by using my stylus and paper cutter to dry emboss the lines around the edge of the card.  Have you ever photographed your craft fails?! :)

Supplies for these projects:
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ink:  Versamark Watermark Ink, Cherry Cobbler Craft Ink Spot, Always Artichoke Craft Ink Spot
Stamp Sets:   Because I Care (Hostess Level One set)
Accessories: White Embossing Powder (for sentiment), Clear Embossing Powder (for flower), Stylus, Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Beautiful card!

    My embossing what-not-to-do: do not emboss over carpet. It melts.

  2. I totally hear you... me and embossing do not get along!! I do loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your card! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. You had quite an adventure creating this card but the end result is awesome. Definitely worth all of the work!

  4. Great work, I love embossing I just don't do it enough. I am following from SC, please come follow me at www.lookatmycutestuff.blogspot.com

    and Please drop by my challenge blog I am doing with an SU friend, we are giving away a bunch of SU stuff to one of our followers when we reach 300.
    this weeks challenge is a sketch with or without an Easter Theme, so cute and fun!


  5. Looks great! I'm a new follower from SC Check out my blog!

  6. Looks great! I'm a new follower from SC Check out my blog!


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