November Technique Challenge: Embossing

One of my favorite items from the Little Moments kit is the gold sheet of stickers with embossed sentiments. In fact, these pretty stickers are the inspiration for our November Technique Challenge – Embossing! Your challenge is to use embossing of any kind on a layout. You could use embossing powder over a stamped image (like our exclusive Home Sweet Home stamp), you could use embossing folders and an embossing machine, or you could even do letterpress. I encourage you to create your embossing effect (after all, this is a technique challenge), but you are also welcome to use pre-embossed elements on your page.

I asked our November guest designer, Chelsea Miller, to start us off with some inspiration using the Little Moments kit:

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It was all about the texture for Chelsea: “I used my trusty Sizzix Big Shot and some embossing folders to add some depth and dimension to my layout.  I normally will just use these on cards, but I thought it would look great to have my papers from the 6×6 pad in the add on kit have a little more oomph!  I ran the patterned papers through after I already distressed the edges, because from experience it tends to tear a little more than I like if the paper has been embossed before distressing.  I used my ink pad to dirty up the edges and ran it gently across the tops of the papers as well to make the embossing more detailed.  For good measure I also ran through 2 other papers through the Sizzix, and used my punches to cut out a circle and star to throw on the page. Texture is good.  I think it adds something to the page without adding too much bulk, and there are so many fun patterns out there to choose from!”

I love that tip about distressing embossed paper – good to know! Well, are you ready to dust off those embossing folders or find your embossing powder? Here’s how to join in on the challenge:

1. Create a layout using the technique of embossing. We would love to see a Scrapbook Circle kit in action, but any materials will do.

2. Post your layout to your blog, our Facebook page, or an online gallery. Come back to this post and leave a direct link to your layout in the comments.

3. You have TWO weeks to play. Enter by Wednesday, December 3rd, 9 pm Pacific to be eligible to win this fabulous Chickaniddy Crafts prize!

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Good luck and happy scrapping!

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