embellishments made by embossing and debossing the stencil into card coloured with distress inks and coated with embossing powder.
This was embossed, then inked, then embossed with 2 coats of clear embossing powder.
These were coloured with distress inks, then triple embossed, THEN debossed into the triple embossing.
The effects to me are stunning, but I admit to being a bit of a nut case when it comes to distress inks, triple embossing and the Bug! You can start off with something like this...
a piece of scrap card coloured with ink and spray with water, and finished up with
There's always that element of excitement every time because every piece is different and until the colours come to life with the embossing powder you never know what you will end up with!
The embellishments are like glazed tiles, and difficult to photo to show them off
but here's a tag mounted onto an embossed card I showed you in an earlier post
To summarise: My thoughts on the Impressabilities dies have changed, I can now see that they are a useful piece of equipment to have in the Cupboard.
If you have a Wizard or Big Shot, you'll not have had the problems that I've encountered, but the Bug is not as sturdy and adjustments are needed to get a good impression of a heavier weight card. It seems from the comments I've received that various sandwiches work. You need to try different ones until you get the clarity of embossing you are looking for as all machines are different. Again the Golden Rule - never force or you'll break!
Impressabilites can be used for embossing and debossing die cuts for matting and layering. You can use techniques like letterpressing or stenciling to colour them. You can use them in the whole. Or like me - cut them up so you can embossed different patterns straight onto your card base or make your own unique embellishments. The only problem I've now got is.....where did I put that little butterfly?
Thanks for dropping by, hope you have found the week interesting and useful.