Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Post No. 2225 GET THE HEAT ON ( Embossing)

Get the heat on - that's our new theme over at Moo Mania & More and to realize what we mean:
Use some HEAT - EMBOSSING on your work!

Heat-Embossing is not easy to photograph as you maybe know.

So I give you an idea what I used - the heat gun and two different Embossing powders and those Emboss writers, things every stamper has in her stash or at least the most of the stampers. I have those things since many years but I don't like to use them, I don't know why - but embossing and all those amazing witchcrafts stampers use aren't my thing.
But o.k. for Moo Mania & More I will make an exception.

 I hope here you can see the Embossing - It's on the loop ( red powder) and on the berries ( white powder). Specially the white is  a really horrible thing to use since it doesn't stick like it should- it's  named "Seafoam White" by Ranger and I  can't recommend it ! But o.k. - maybe I am just unskilled and unqualified to emboss - so don't mind what I write!!!

 In the end I was quite satisfied with my loose page - 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches on hotpressed paper.
But I had just liked it without Embossing as well as with it.
I used Derwent Inktense Ink Pencils to colour my sketch.

 And as I got the heat on I will link it to 
101 Ways To Keep Warm - 
Chris' theme over at
as well.

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  1. I love those clever touches of embossing powder. The embossing pen is a must have in every crafters kit. I love to use embossing powder but more in unconventional ways but agree its not the easiest to photograph. A very classy CAS card Susi, Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs Tracey xx

  2. Stunning and love the colours and beautiful embossing.xx[aNNie]🎄

  3. Liebe Susi
    eine wunderschöne Technik, die ich erst googeln musste. Auf Youtube habe ich mir jetzt einige Videos angesehen, sehr interessant, aber man braucht auch wieder sehr viele für mich
    neue Arbeitsmaterialien. Aussehen tut es super, ich überleg mir das, das Christkind kommt eh bald, vielleicht zum Gerstäcker -))
    Lg und einen gemütlichen Tag.

  4. What a fabulous sketch and I love your touches of embossing - you have risen to the challenge extremely well Susi

  5. A beautiful Christmas page, I love how you've coloured the mistletoe.
    xxx Hazel.

  6. Dein Mistelzweig mit roter Masche ist wunderschön geworden - und ich denke, wie du ja schreibst, wäre er auch ohne Embossing schön. Es ist eben der zusätzliche Kick :)
    Embossing klingt für mich zu kompliziert, ich werde das nicht probieren, müsste ich mir doch sämtliche Sachen erst kaufen.
    Sei lieb gegrüßt! Rike

  7. So schön die Mistel in den verschiedenen Grüntönen! Hier sind ganz viele Bäume dadurch im Winter ganz grün mit riesigen Misteln darin!
    Hihi, Embossen, das gehörte zu den ersten Techniken, als ich mit dem Stempeln anfing. Damals gab es das Pulver nur in Gold, Silber und Schwarz.
    Liebe Grüße von Ulrike

  8. Nice mistletoe Susi. I hope you hold it over our husband and give him a kiss. I don't emboss often either yet I have all the things. I think it's the heat, smell and whatever chemicals get released that scares me a little bit, but I will give it a try.:) Happy Wednesday. Hugs-Erika

  9. Beautiful page - the mistletoe is gorgeously coloured. xxx

  10. heeheeehee I was giggling at your post! You are too sweet Susi!

    Love your card and YOUR embossing-even if you don't! heehee
    Jackie xo

  11. Liebe Susi,
    das Bild sieht sehr schön aus!!! Die Technik kenne ich nicht aber das Ergebnis ist klasse...
    Ganz liebe Grüße

  12. I really love your page! The red embossing powder really contrasts with the red watercolor. But I agree with you, the white is barely noticeable. :( I hope you can find a white that you like. Maybe you can mix another color in the white to create some depth. I love multicolored embossing powder.
    Happy Wednesday,

  13. You do a much better job of embossing than I. I like how it is not on all the ribbon, but more to accent it. I have trouble with some of my embossing powders, too. I have lots of it I got at a garage sale one year, but never use it because I don't have the right stuff to use to hold it together (ink). Yours is beautiful, so take pride in what you accomplished, dear friend.

  14. This is a beautiful festive page Susi, romance is in the air when seeing this plant. The red powders made the ribbon pop from the page.
    I smiled when I saw you heat gun, because it has paint on the handle and looks well used.
    Yvonne xx

  15. I forgot to tell you the Pellon was $0.79/yard, so I spent a little over $3.00 on the it. It didn't have backing (which is more expensive), and was just plain, so it looked more like fabric than Pellon in the photo.

  16. Wow Susi! Your even use your embossing powders in such an artistic way! I see you are ready for Christmas with your Mistletoe! Thanks for another great page for my theme - it is definitely a good day to use a heat gun here - I had to walk quickly to keep warm on our walk today!! Hugs, Chrisx

  17. A beautiful project Susi, it would make a great design for a Christmas card
    Avril xx

  18. Liebe Susi,
    so schön habe ich einen Mistlzweig noch nie
    gesehen. Du bist eine wahre Künstlerin.
    Einen schönen Abend wünscht dir

  19. Beautiful mistletoe! The bright Derwent Inktense pencils colours are perfect and the embossing powder adds some lovely Christmassy sparkle 😁. I like the shine and dimension it adds to your drawing too. I usually get quite messy when I use embossing powder, for some reason it seems to get everywhere 😉. Enjoy your week! J 😊

  20. Your drawings always amaze me, and so clever to use embossing powder on a painting, even if you didn't like doing so LOL! Yes, it IS one way of keeping warm, getting hot and irritated by your crafting! By the way, what does 'froebel' mean? My limited German means I do understand the 'little star' bit, but Google Translate doesn't have any suggestions when it comes to 'froebel'? Hope you're having a good week :)

    1. Thanks for the info regarding the 'froebel' bit, now I see it's the sort of xmas decorations we also make in Denmark, though it's a looong time since I did LOL!

      Hope you're getting all ready for St Nikolaus, btw!

  21. How lovely! Yes--be good to get out the embossing powder and heat gun again. This turned out great--even with the wonky white powder--LOL! ;)

  22. Gorgeous use of embossing powders Susi, I hadn’t used them for ages either but making loads of Christmas cards sort of forces you to use it!!
    Donna xx

  23. Beautiful card, Susi. I never used the heat embossing. Kisses, my friend.

  24. Lovely results, Susi, especially given it's not your favourite technique!

  25. I love how the embossing makes the colours more vivid and adds that glimmer of light - a really lovely Christmas card design.
    Alison x


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