I can still remember the first time I saw the amazing process of heat embossing - I was in my 20's living in Los Angeles and took a rubber stamping class from a store called, appropriately, Stamp Stamp Stamp :-) I loved that place and it sparked my love of stamping all those years ago.
One of the fun ways to use Heat Embossing is the Emboss Resist technique, as I have done on this card. I have two stamp sets combined here - the Dragonfly Garden for the floral image and my sentiment is from the Sale-A-Bration set called Heal Your Heart. Remember there are only a few days left of Sale-A-Bration.
To begin, I stamped my greeting on my white panel. Then using Versa Mark ink I stamped by floral image, and sprinkled Clear Embossing Powder over it (white embossing powder would also work well), and 'melted' the powder by heating with my Heat Tool. I prefer to heat it from the underside at first, so I don't accidently move the powder before it melts.
Next step is to add color over the embossed image. The three colors I chose are Balmy Blue, Highland Heather and Mossy Meadow (don't those names sound like they belong together?) :-D This is where are new, wonderful Blending Brushes come in. Just ink in circles several times till you get the look you like, overlapping colors if you choose. When finished don't forget to wipe a tissue over the embossing to remove any extra ink and make the white shine thru again.
Here is a close up of the embossed area:
My bow is from the retired Pool Party Seam Binding - and my jewels are the Blue Adhesive Backed Gems that I seem to use often.
If you haven't tried this technique before, I hope you'll give Emboss Resist a try, or let me know if you would like to see a demonstration. Thanks for stopping by!