Sunday, April 6, 2008

Embossing

One of my readers "Ilona K." sent me the other day a big Scrapbook Magazine from Germany to the US. (Thank's again Ilona) I was really surprised when i read a big 2 spread article about embossing but no comment about a little "helper" that makes a big difference for us cardmakers. The litte helper iam talking about is called the "embossing buddy". It's the little pillow you can see in the middle of my picture below. On my card for today i embossed the sentiment with white detail EP - simply because even tho i do have white craft ink it would have not coverd the strong colors of my DP as much as i liked it to be. For embossing sentiments i use detail embossing powders, Versamark, embossing buddy and the heatgun
you simply rub with the embossing buddy before you stamp a couple of times over the area and work in the same steps as you would usually emboss. On the next picture you will see the difference
on the left side the sentiment is not as clear and you have lots of spreckels from the powder still sticking on the cs were your hands have touched. On the right side the sentiment is nice and clear.
The embossing buddy is just a few dollars and well worth it.

10 comments:

Katharina said...

Danke für den tollen Tipp! Den merke ich mir.

Ineke said...

Oh I made my own embossing buddy with talkpowder and pantysocks,
but it doesn't work on dark paper,
now I got to have one like this !!

Irene said...

Hi, der Buddy ist ja richtig genial. Wo kann man den kaufen? In Deutschland hab ich den noch nicht gesehen.
Viele Grüße
Irene

My Little Space said...

thanks for that Claudia that was really interesting. I have one of these wee buddies but was never sure what it was supposed to do! I get it out of the packet and it always seems to leave dust everywhere!

Mandy

ink'n'rubba said...

one tip I learnt though, don't let your puppy dog get hold of your embossing budy as it doesn't work if it's been chewed!

stampingbalou said...

Wow, danke für den Tipp, das kannte ich ja noch gar nicht. Das linke Bild ist bei mir genau der Grund, warum ich nicht mehr embosse... Hmm, mal sehen, wo ich den hier bekommen kann... DANKE !!!

Andrea said...

Hi Claudi, ich habe dieses Teil auch zu Hause und bin sehr zufrieden damit. Leider embosse ich viel zu selten, muss die Sachen mal wieder hervorkramen.

LG Andrea

stampingbalou said...

Ich hab mich hier mal in Shops und auch in Bastelläden heute umgesehen, so ein Teil kennt man hier gar nicht, also konnte ich auch nichts finden *hmmm* Kannst Du mir vielleicht verraten, wo ich den beziehen kann, meine Liebe (aber nur, wenn es geht...) Big Hugs, Heike ;o)

Conibaer said...

Ok, ich habe den zuvor auch noch nie gesehen und wüßte gerne, wo es den gibt!

Linn said...

if you don't happen to have an embossing buddy. you can use a dryer sheet (fabric softener sheets, you place in the cloths dryer) and it works just as good :)