Thursday 10 March 2016

Favourite Style of Embossing & WHY

Hi everyone!  I'm Brenda and I will be hosting challenge #75 - Embossing.  We want to thank everyone who shared with us their favourite occasion in order to enter our last challenge.  I am happy to announce  
our winner is:

Deborah A.

I love the wonderful soft colors and delicate details.

Please email us at to claim your prize, 

and don't forget to grab your *winners* badge below:

and our Top 3 are

Such a sweet little scene.

Lynne in NI

The watercoloring is so fun, perfect for these sweet little doggies.

Crafty Kiwi Mama
I love the paper piecing and the way the red pops.  So fun.

Congratulations and please grab our *Top 3* badge to display on your blog:

So, onto our next challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is

Freckled Fawn

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
your Favourite Method of Embossing (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Here are the beautiful creations made by our Design Team to get your mojo flowing:

When I first started stamping I loved wet embossing, but often got messy.  Now I really love dry embossing because I think it seems to give a really professional effect, and here I've used a really simple Swiss Dots embossing folder to create a panel across the top of my card.  I've also used a flower die that I've embossed and inked to give it some definition.

I have to say my new favourite is Embossing paste I love the texture and wow it provides
especially the white onto kraft cardstock.


I love texture!  I guess that's why I love embossing so much.  I have to say heat embossing is my favorite, the process is magical to me.  I used both embossing paste and heat embossing on my project for this challenge.


My favourite is dry embossing. I love the stunning effects it creates. 


My favourite type of embossing is heat embossing using Frantage embossing powder as it gives such a pretty delicate finish  and complements the slightly shabby chic look that I love.


My favorite is dry embossing - I love how it adds quick, FUN detail to a project and gives it some texture:


My favourite is dry embossing, there are so many beautiful embossing folders out there to choose from that give such interesting texture to your project. 


I prefer dry embossing to heat because when I try to do good heat embossing something always goes wrong, the dust doesn't stick properly on all the parts and so I usually give up :) Also dry embossing gives you lovely 3D look on the paper.


I couldn't decide so have included both on my card. Love the texture and interest that both dry and heat embossing give.


I used to heat emboss a lot, before I discovered Memento ink for stamping, but nowadays I barely do it at all.  I have been experimenting recently with embossing with cutting dies and am getting some interesting results.


**coming soon**


I love dry embossing. It's so much easier, quick and less messy. 

So now it's over to you.

We hope you will join in our challenge, show us your style and 
showcase your Favourite of our options.
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite to win the prize.

Good luck, and happy crafting.
Hugs from the AYLI girls.


  1. Stunning DT creations ladies. So inspiring as always. Was just popping in to check out the new challenge, so you've utterly made my day seeing my card in the Top 3! I'm honoured. Thank you so much. Hugs, Wends x

  2. Lovely inspiration for a fun challenge. For me it is dry embossing always!

  3. Great challenge. Lots and lots of new ideas.


  4. Fabulous makes from the DT, thank you for a great challenge.
    Janice x

  5. Hi, I am new follower; lucky 313! Thank you so much for this challenge and beautiful work design team.


    Chrissy Lou