52 Christmas Card Throwdown January – Technique

52 Christmas Card Throwdown January - Technique

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This week at Christmas Card Throwdown, we have a Technique Challenge:  HEAT EMBOSSING.  A great technique.  I embraced the challenge and actually heat embossed a dry embossed image.  I covered the raised side of my embossing folder with Versamark.  A tip before sending the folder through your “Cuttlebug”, make sure you have treated your cardstock with an embossing buddy (corn starch to blunt the effect of finger oils you made have added to the card).  After running the embossing folder through, the Versamark will be transferred to the cardstock.  Add your embossing powder, brush away any stray bits of embossing powder with a dry brush, and heat.  I love the effect.  I used red Stickles for the berries.

Supplies: Sizzix holly embossing folder, Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Holiday, Versamark, Hero Arts gold embossing powder, Stardream, red Stickles

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