Thursday 21 June 2018

Favourite type of embossing and why

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So, onto our next challenge

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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite way to emboss (dry or heat) (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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

It's definitely 'dry' embossing for me. The 'wet' kind is far too messy for my liking! I also think dry embossing is a really effective way to create texture.  I've embossed my kitty's chest fur when making this cute little gift box.

It is absolutely embossing powder for me.  I love that magical change that takes place with heating and all those wonderful colors and shine!  I love the little details is adds to create a picture. 


I love dry embossing. Before the invention of embossing folders I had a light box.  I would only emboss very small areas because it took so long to make a large project. Now it is so easy and there are so many designs to choose from. I love the texture and adding small amounts of colour to emphasise the relief.

I do love both forms of embossing, but most times I do heat embossing. It is the perfect way to get a white sentiment on coloured cardstock, which looks really great. I also love the raised edges for when I am using watercolour paints. I am not really well with watercolours and this way there is less room for mistakes. ;)

I like to heat emboss sentiments mainly so I've chosen dry embossing this time as I think it can give a plainer card that little extra bit of texture and interest.

Heat embossing is my favourite form of embossing. I am still mesmerised by the magical melting process and the soft shiny feel of the image once it has cooled.

I have chosen heat embossing as I like the slightly raised and shiny effect when the powders melt into a smooth line, and it also creates a good border for when you are colouring with messy products - so I used pencil, which isn't messy!

For me it's heat embossing. 
I know it can be a bit messy and time consuming sometimes, but nevertheless I like. 
I love the crisp and glossy lines.

So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge and show us your style.
Don't forget, you MUST explain WHY it is your favourite to be eligible to win.

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


  1. What a great theme!!! But what do I do when they are BOTH my favorites???? Ha. Thank you for this fun challenge and for sharing the lovely samples. They are stunning. Have a great day!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. Thank you so much for the wonderful Top 3 honour! I'm so delighted. Congrats to the other winners too. Love this challenge, so fun to enter :) Hugs, Wends xoxo