Tuesday Technique Video #0004 – Coloring Tools – Alter and Embellish your embellishments and journal cards with heat embossing
Welcome to our scrapbook technique video for this week which supports our weekly challenge of adding texture & interest to your handmade embellishments and journal cards with heat embossing and clear embossing powder. In this technique, we will be using our Coloring Tools category to add texture and interest to handmade embellishments and journal cards from our scrapbook inventory and embossing powder. This technique video supports our fourth weekly challenge. For more information on our weekly challenges, <—- click here.
Today’s technique is all about adding texture and interest to your handmade embellishments and pocket cards for your layout. I have used these techniques in my examples here.
ScrapbookTechniques202304 – Project Examples
Here is a quick summary of each of our examples that we will be using today:
4×6 let me tell you a story pocket card – We will embellish this card with clear embossing powder to emphasis the “tell” and “story” words
3×4 Eifel tower pocket card – We will embellish the image of the Eifel tower with embossing powder to call emphasis to that image
4×6 butterfly pocket card – We will emphasize all 3 butterflies to make them appear to be embellishments instead of being preprinted on the card
3×4 floral card – We will use clear embossing powder to emphasize the leaves and flowers
4×6 floral card – We will use clear embossing powder to emphasize both colors of flowers
Heat embossing of flowers
Clear embossing of butterflies
If you would like to play along with our video, gather the following supplies (or you can purchase them by clicking on each item in the images below the video):
Cosette – Picture My Life Cards (X7291D)
Mix Ins Paper packet (April to June) (X9048)
Ranger – Clear Super Fine Embossing Powder
Embossing Ink Pens (Z3548)
Ranger – Handle it
Anti-Static Pouch (Z4220)
All-purpose Mat (Z2045)
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Ranger – Heat It Tool
The quick, easy way to melt embossing powder, this heating tool was specifically designed for speed, quietness and convenience. Can also be used to heat set or dry ink.
Ranger – Handle It Tool
Save your fingertips! The Ranger Handle It Tool to the rescue! An ideal tool to hold cards or projects that require a heat application like heat embossing, hot glue, and the like. 4-inch flexible stainless-steel handle. Soft silicone “hands” are sturdy enough to hold heavy cardstock and gentle enough to not leave any marks on delicate paper, even vellum! The soft silicone “hands” gently hold onto cardstock and can withstand the heat emitted from an embossing heat tool.
Ranger – Clear Super Fine Embossing Powder
Add color, dimension, and texture to paper craft, mixed media, & hand lettering projects with Ranger Embossing Powder. Available in a wide range of colors, textures, and finishes including Opaques, Metallics, Tinsels, Pearls, Super Fine and more. Use Embossing Powders with Ranger’s full line of Embossing Inks and Accessories
Sizzix – Funnel Tray
The Sizzix Funnel Tray is designed to make creating with Glitters, Embossing Powders, Sequins, and Beads. It provides a seamless experience to help to minimize mess and waste. The plastic tray is armed with an anti-static coating, ensuring glitters, powders and sequins effortlessly move about the tray and can be easily deposited through the funnel back into the material’s container.
Product Dimensions: 6 3/8″ x 8 7/8″ x 7/8″
Cosette Picture My Life Cards – X7291D
It’s a perfect time to rediscover the simplicity of scrapbooking in pockets! By pairing Picture My Life™ cards with Memory Protectors™ with multiple pockets, you can quickly catch up on your scrapbooking or just add photos, art, and journaling (and any other keepsake that you can fit into a pocket) to your albums. From how to tell a story to the creating of the artwork that goes along with it, pocket scrapbooking is a memory keeping style all its own.
12 – 4″ × 6″ pocket cards
12 – 3″ × 4″ pocket cards
Z3548 – Embossing Ink Pens
• 3 watermark ink pens for heat embossing and creating subtle tone-on-tone images.
• One each of broad tip, medium tip, and brush tip.
Z4220 – Anti Static Pouch
• Create static-free surfaces for heat embossing, applying glitter, hand lettering, and more.
Close To My Heart – Mix In Paper Packet (X9048)
Every Close To My Heart collection is designed using only colors from our exclusive color palette, ensuring that each paper element and coordinating product in your projects come together for a flawless match! Our patterned papers are a staple for cardmaking, scrapbooking, and other papercrafting projects.
Featured colors: Charcoal, Mink, Papaya, Pine, Seabrook, Toffee, White Daisy.
This Mix-in paper packet is designed to coordinate with every other paper collection in the April–June 2023 catalog.
Z2045 – All Purpose Mat
• Non-stick mat that easily wipes clean for use with all projects; 20″ × 15″.
• Features non-slip underside.
• Heat resistant up to 240° F (115° C).
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I hope this gives you some scrapbook ideas and techniques to try and I look forward to meeting you in our monthly crops.