05/11/2012

J&C Creations - Spellbinder's & Embossing!

Good Morning!
This week over at the J&C CREATIONS BLOG we shall be looking at both Spellbinders & Embossing! I have decided to kick off the week by combining them both with a simple tag that any beginner could make as a little introduction to both Dry Embossing and using Embossing Powders.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
ALLSORTS - FOR MEN ONLY
SIMON SAYS STAMP - GET IN SHAPE
STAMPIN' FOR THE WEEKEND - ANYTHING GOES
SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE - CONTEMPORARY COLOUR COMBO

To create the tag I have used used the Spellbinder's M-Bossabilities Folder 'Music' and simply ran the tag with it through my Die-Cutting Machine. This is what we call Dry Embossing! 
Here is a little look at what the tag looks like once this has been done ...


Of course there is nothing wrong with keeping the tag like this but I decided to add two contrasting Embossing Powders to it ... Clear and Black! To do this I simply swiped my tag with an Emboss It Ink Pad over the bottom half and sprinkled over Clear Embossing Powder, then heated. I repeated this process on the top half but this time using Black Embossing Powder.
See how the Embossing Powders help make the raised design pop?!
It doesn't matter if some of the powder clusters in a space more than elsewhere as I feel it help give the design more depth :)


To add a little finishing touch I added some ribbon across where the two powders meet and through the hole at the top. To complete the tag I added a little sentiment and glittered rose to the ribbon.



INGREDIENTS -
Spellbinder's M-Bossabilities 'Music'
Sentiment from Pink Petticoat
Clear & Black Embossing Powders
Rose from Wild Orchid Crafts
Seam Binding Ribbon, Twinklets & Dew Drops from my stash
Emboss It Ink Pad

Thanks for popping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

11 comments:

Caroline said...

I love this tag love the embossing and the colour is gorgeous. Caroline xxx

andree said...

A beautiful tag, such a lovely design, so stylish x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous tag Nat love the design and fab colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Natalie. I love the embossing and the way you have coloured it looks fabulous

Sue

* Shaz * said...

A brilliant creation!

Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
Good luck in the draw

Shaz x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous tag.

Hugs Riet.xx

rachel said...

great tag Nat and I love the step by step approach you've used on this post! Brilliant! Hugs Rachel xx

Lesley said...

Beautiful tag! Thanks for taking part in Sparkles Christmas 'Contemporary Colours Combo' challenge xx

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous tag Nat :-) I love that there are extra bits of melted powder, I totally agree that it adds to the effect :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Joy said...

Great technique on the tag... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Jingle said...

Very nice tag! That technique is really neat! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!