Emboss Relief


The Sisterhood of Crafters has an embossing challenge just started and I had seen a technique at SplitCoast Stampers HERE that I wanted to try. My issue with this was I didn’t have many of the suggested supplies so I improvised. I’m not sure if I like the result but it was fun to give this a try nonetheless. Apart from the supplies I followed the tutorial and video pretty closely. Instead of using a lot of die cuts I used a 3D embossing folder by Crafters Companion and then I cut 2 layers of the word die that you can see on the card front. Not having Liquitex I used distress collage medium initially and then my paints were mainly from Pebeo as I don’t have any acrylic paints. My end result has a glossy finish because these paints dry glossy. I couldn’t get the white highlights either and wasn’t happy until I had the bright idea of swiping some golden ink over the top using an ink pad by Delicata. This gave me better results and softened the paint colours underneath. I’m still uncertain as to whether or not I like the card, but it was fun to play. Using a gold pen and ruler I added the frame at the edges and I also added a few tiny gems to finish the look. If I try this again I will ensure I have the right supplies on hand.

15 thoughts on “Emboss Relief

  1. I like the embossing folder you used. Your try is commended. I read this tutorial and let it go as I do not keep those kind of supplies nor do I enjoy this kind of mess. Glad you gave it a try with what you had.

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    1. You are right it was kind of messy, but sometimes I don’t mind messy. I like the 3D folders but am never quite sure what to do with them. Thanks for the support.


  2. Your background and colors are pretty awesome. I, too, saw that tutorial but decided to pass. I’m glad that you accepted the challenge and succeeded in created a very cool background.

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  3. Well you just cheered me up thanks. The support coming from our buddies really helps when I’m in the doldrums.


  4. Johanna, this is a pretty card. You did a great job with what you had, which is all we can do when we don’t have everything called for in a new technique. However, don’t buy new supplies, if you didn’t like it with what you had. Chances are, you won’t do it again, if you didn’t really like it. But, I, for one, like it. The colors you used are really pretty.

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  5. This one has grown on me a bit since I finished it, but I don’t believe I’ll do the technique again. I may use a 3D folder and make it look like metal. I’ve never tried that but always wanted to.

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