Technique: Creating a Congratulations Card Using Reverse Embossing
As my nephew would say- WHAT THE WORLD is Reverse Embossing? Yes, he leaves out the “in” in that sentence. It’s so cute.
Reverse embossing is when you heat emboss with a clear embossing powder, and then go over it with ink. Let me show you.
Okay, take a gander at this picture below. Here’s what I did. I stamped the image on watercolor paper using Versamark ink. Then I used clear embossing powder to heat set it. If you have never heat embossed before, you can see a video on that here.
Next, I filled up my Aquapainter with water, dipped it in Pool Party ink and then rubbed it over my image until it was the color I wanted.
Finally, I used a paper towel to rub off any ink left on top of the embossing. This was the result.
Pretty darn cool, wouldn’t you say?
Once that was dry, I punched out some random circles with different card stock and attached them to the card. Simple and adorable. Hey- that’s me.
Although, my husband may not agree that I am “simple”. ha ha… that’s a story for another day
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