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Username Post: Do you emboss?        (Topic#329990)
carpe scrapum 
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02-12-14 08:03 PM - Post#4098694    

I want to start. I love the look but I was always to scared to start. I also don't have any of the tools for it. So give me your opinions, experiences and likes. Talk to me.

 
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02-12-14 08:06 PM - Post#4098698    
    In response to carpe scrapum

I have done heat embossing and loved it, took quite a few tries to get it just right, I really should pull the tools out again and get some crafting on....


 
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02-12-14 08:06 PM - Post#4098700    
    In response to carpe scrapum

I bought a bunch off stuff to heat emboss years ago. I've never really used it... Go figure

 
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02-12-14 08:07 PM - Post#4098702    
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They need a like button on here. I keep wanting to like people's posts. Like Sarah!

 
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02-12-14 08:19 PM - Post#4098704    
    In response to Mon

For many years I was too scared to try it. Thought it was so complicated. I bought everything to emboss, it was easy enough but I just don't do it enough (feel a challenge coming on).

If you have pigment inks in colors maybe you could just buy a clear embossing powder and the heat gun, see if you like it. I really love the look. Look at some YouTube videos.

 
WorkingMommy 
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02-12-14 08:22 PM - Post#4098708    
    In response to luvscrappin

Do you mean heat embossing or embossing with a folder and a Cuttlebug or Big Shot? I like the look of heat embossing but the mess gets to me and it seems to only turn out okay half the time.

I love embossing with the folders in the Big Shot. You can also do some really cool ink techniques too.

 
3 Little Ladies 
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02-12-14 08:26 PM - Post#4098716    
    In response to WorkingMommy

I use embossing folders, but I've never tried heat embossing.

 
carpe scrapum 
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02-12-14 08:59 PM - Post#4098748    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

I meant heat embossing. I've been watching videos on YouTube and I really want to try it. I think I might give it a try! Greg just walked in and said I can spend $40 to start on my heat embossing tools. What do you think? Can I get a starter set for that much?

I do use my cuttlebug a lot and have recently bought more folders for it.

This girl from brandy's cards does magic with the embossing stuff. And I do believe we need to have an embossing challenge. I might post it her as well as the challenge forum. Give me some time to get my stuff.

 
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02-12-14 09:01 PM - Post#4098752    
    In response to carpe scrapum

Sure you can. Just take all your kiddies and print them each out a 40 % off coupon at Michael's LOL

Seriously though. I have taken a grand kid with me and done that. I think Michael's has embossing powders.

 
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02-12-14 09:03 PM - Post#4098756    
    In response to Mon

Ugh, I was just there! I was thinking hobby lobby tomorrow. Not sure if I'll have time though. I have two workout sessions scheduled.

 
WorkingMommy 
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02-12-14 10:24 PM - Post#4098788    
    In response to carpe scrapum

Make sure to use your hobby lobby coupon and I think $40 would get you started no problem!

Make sure you have something to hold the paper with (a clothespin or forceps or something). I'm not going to tell you about my experiences heat embossing but trust me on this one, LOL!

And buy a craft heat gun, even if you DH goes "you don't need that, I have a perfectly good one in the garage...."

 
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02-12-14 10:49 PM - Post#4098790    
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Hahahahaha oh no Jen I can only imagine lol

 
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02-12-14 11:21 PM - Post#4098794    
    In response to carpe scrapum

Yup - I do -

 
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02-12-14 11:53 PM - Post#4098798    
    In response to gingersfavorite

I got everything for heat embossing from Natascha as a birthday gift last year. I tried it when I did my Christmas cards. I love how it looks, but I have to do it more often to get better.

 
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02-13-14 05:23 AM - Post#4098820    
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  • WorkingMommy Said:
Make sure to use your hobby lobby coupon and I think $40 would get you started no problem!

Make sure you have something to hold the paper with (a clothespin or forceps or something). I'm not going to tell you about my experiences heat embossing but trust me on this one, LOL!

And buy a craft heat gun, even if you DH goes "you don't need that, I have a perfectly good one in the garage...."


That is so MAN! Mine wondered why I couldn't use the hair-dryer (so did I actually - you can't. I tried. What a mess.) and now he borrows my heat gun himself.

Go for it Vivi, it looks beautiful. My favourite effect is metallic embossing powder on black card-stock.

 
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02-13-14 08:20 AM - Post#4098838    
    In response to RedSquirrel

here are just a few I've done. I prefer using versamark with colored powders as the versamark is good and sticky. If you use another ink, you want pigment ink so it doesn't dry quickly so the powder can stick to it.
Start out with a few basics - the tool (buy it with a coupon for sure), black, white, gold, silver, and clear. With clear and versamark you can get a tone-on-tone look.

the angel



the chipboard letters



the image on the white background





 
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02-13-14 08:21 AM - Post#4098840    
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BTW - a fine paintbrush is good for flicking off stray powder.

 
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02-13-14 08:26 AM - Post#4098844    
    In response to RedSquirrel

Rosey, mine borrows mine too. It drives me crazy.

I have embossed a few times but I am not very good at it, or I don't have the right products.

 
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02-13-14 09:12 AM - Post#4098888    
    In response to motherto3girls

When I started out:

Already had ink in different colors
so I bought:
Versamark ($4-7)
clear embossing powder ($3-5)
embossing powder bag ($2-3) this removes static so that the embossing powder doesn't stick everywhere and only to your image
heat tool ($12-25)


Depending on where you buy this will depend on your cost.
If you only have one coupon to use, use it on the heat tool.


What I did (and pretty much still do) is wipe area with the powder bag, stamp the image with the ink color that I prefer, let it dry. Then use the Versamark to stamp over the image, sprinkle with clear embossing powder, use heat gun.
I use just Versamark, no ink, for a tone-on-tone look as Tam mentioned.

If you don't have black ink, or don't have many inks at all, then I recommend clear, white, and black embossing powders. Those three will get your through almost everything.

 
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02-13-14 11:21 AM - Post#4098920    
    In response to Judge Amy

I very rarely do heat embossing. I love the look of it, but I hate the mess afterwards!

If you buy colored embossing powder, you can even use that to change colors of brads! I've done this a time or 2 in the past....



 
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