Card Making 4: Embossing | Skye Creates | Skillshare

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9 Lessons (23m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Pressed embossing: equipment

    • 3. Pressed embossing: instructions

    • 4. Pressed embossing: using a die

    • 5. Colouring embossed card

    • 6. Heat embossing: equipment

    • 7. Heat embossing: instructions

    • 8. Heat embossing: second demonstration

    • 9. Project

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About This Class

The next in my card making series. This one looks at both pressed embossing and heat embossing. It'll show you the equipment you'll need and step by step instructions. 


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Skye Creates

Editor, artist, writer, crafter


I live in a small town in rural New Zealand and work as a freelance editor, writer and digital photo restorer from home.

My passion is arts and crafts and I have taught on Skillshare under the name 'Skye Creates' since 2018. In June 2021 I decided to rebrand myself as 'One Crafty Zebra' and focus on my YouTube channel so that I can reach a broader audience and write craft books instead of video courses.

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1. Introduction: way. Start the course looking at priest in bossing and the equipment jail need. Then we go on to how to do pressed in busing using your die cutting machine. Then I show you a trick on how to em boss using the paper die. Then I'll show you some techniques on how to color urine bust. Then we move on to heat bossing and looking at the equipment you'll need. I'll show you step by step how to heating, boss, and then give you a second demonstration on how to do heat in Boston. Then we rapid holed up together in our project. 2. Pressed embossing: equipment: welcome to my embossing course for the first half of this in Boston, course will talk about pressed or cold embossing, and for that you require an embossing folder and a die cutting machine in Boston, folders come in a huge range, just like dies. You can also find in Boston folders that looked like this one and I'll show you how these workers well, that's more released. The same principle you open them up and put paper inside just is the same with these ones which opened up. 3. Pressed embossing: instructions: Before we start with our embossing, we need to set up our machine now. Depending on your model of machine, you'll need to adjust the platform with mine. I'm just going to remove one of the layers and put it down on to the next layer down. This is because the sandwich is going to be extra thick with the in Boston for that through as before, with the dice with using dives, a place one of my plastic plates down from in. I've got it on in Boston folder Over here. This is a very pretty petting that I like very much and you know, not now. You'll see that in the embossing folder, one side has a raised surface on the other side has a resist surface. I'm not going to place my card into the folder. Thanks. So a place that onto my platform cover with ex plastic plate and seemed through and within bossing. I tend to pass it through the machine several times. This just helps make sure that the Patton is distributed evenly across the card. May we go so you'll see that this, of course, has the corresponding raised its surface based surface on the underside is the corresponding reversed side. So it's up to you which side you prefer for your work. Now, I have a quick look at this in Boston folder. As before we open it up. It has a raced surface and an indented surface. So I'm going to place my card in between the two layers now, because this one is not as thick as the other embossing folders. I'm going to add a little extra thickness to my platform. So I'm going to use my middle shim and place that underneath my first plastic plate just for a little extra thickness. And then policy. It's through a few times, maybe going, yeah. 4. Pressed embossing: using a die: Now I'll show you a technique off how you condemn Boss using a paper die instead of an embossing folder. For this, you will need a silicon Shim and this is how we going to do it? I've got my machine set up foreign bossing as before and I've got my plastic plate and this time I'm going to apply the silicon Shim down on top of the plate. Then I'm going to put my card down on then my paper die. Then I place my second p plastic my second plastic plate on top and feed it through on again. I'll just pass it through a few times just to make sure it's evenly distributed. Right on May weaken. You can see it's made quite a a pretty embossed pattern in the card without actually cutting it. 5. Colouring embossed card: I've got an embossed piece of white card here, and I'm going to color it with ordinary Inc pets. I'm going to basically I'm just going to raced the ink pad on top very gently straight onto the card but not pressing down too hard because I don't want the impaired to make contact with the indented parts of the card early. Wanted to make contact with. See, I'm already pressing a bit too hard over the so just gently dabbing it on top and also just slightly drag it across the surface. Pitney just almost don't want to make much contact. It'll change. We got. So that's one way of adding color to your in Boston Cod. You'll see over here. I pressed a little bit too hard and it actually colored the background part of the papers well, but you still get a very pretty overall effect. But doing it that way, I'm here. I've got another piece of card that's being in Boston, and we'll show you now another technique for coloring in Boston patterns. For this technique, you'll need an ink. Any kind of ink is fine. This is actually an acrylic ink, but you can also use alcohol based inks and you'll need a Breyer. This is essentially just a rubber roller that you can use to apply to pick up the ink on street it. And so you also need something to put the ink on. This is just a lid from a disposable container. So first of all, look, shake. Just put a few good and then taking my breath. I'm just going to apply that like and then very carefully again, not just touching the card. I don't want to press down hard at all and just going to just touch the card so that I can get those areas again. You might might just tap it on your exist just see so that you don't have too much on your role opinion. I'm There we go, and now I'll let it dry. 6. Heat embossing: equipment: Now we'll have a look at Heaton bossing on the table. You can see all the equipment that you'll need to get started in heat and bossing. Firstly, you'll need an embossing or watermark stem pared. This isn't actually an ink. It's more like a glue on. It produces a transparent, sticky design on your card and that will hold the in Boston powder. So next you need an embossing powder. These come in a variety, off brands and colors. Then you'll need a rubber stamp or acrylic stamp to stamp your design. Uh, trey. This is useful for when you shake off the excess powder to catch the powder so that you can then transfer the excess back into your job. Then, over here we've got a little optional extra. It's not really necessary to have one of these, but they are quite useful. It's an anti static pad, and this just helps to remove the static from your card so that you don't have any exists powder clinging to the card where you don't want it to be. And then finally, you've got a heating tool, and this produces hot air but similar to a hair dryer. But without the motion off the air. So it's it's kind of a static things 7. Heat embossing: instructions: So now we're going to get started in our heating bossing. Our first step is to take our piece of card and just rub the anti static pad over it. Then I'm gonna take my stamp and pressing firmly into the stamp pad, making sure it's mostly covered. I'm gonna place that. Don't in taking my powder, I'm gonna make sure cover it. Quite my sneak tech. Just more. Boy, he exists. Okay, so what design is already sit on the paper? I'm gonna do one over here without using the anti static pad, just to see if I can show you how that works. So that sign on and stamping, right? I think this one I used the anti aesthetic paired on on this one that didn't. And the only difference the slight differences that you can see. This one's a little bit clearer. And this has some excessively here, which is kind of clung to the card just from the static. So it actually have to try and clean that off. Um, yeah, so that it just provides you with a slightly clearer image. If you use the anesthetic pad first and it prevents exists powder clinging to the card. So now I can just use my tray, get rid of the exists. It's just get into might not be able to get all of the powder back in. I mean, into this piece of paper. And they were going right now I'm ready to hate the embossing powder. So I'm gonna take my heating tool, and I'm going to switch it on now. I run for about a minute, just started. It will beat up and get to the current temperature. Don't put your hand in front to taste it. It's very hot. So But you'll be able to feel from the machine itself once it starts to get a correct. I'm just gonna let that run for a bit, okay? That run for a couple of minutes now. And it's sufficiently part that I can start piecing my in Boston powder two pieces that I did earlier. And I'm gonna try Booth a kind of plastic smell. Well, when you re not letting it stay in one area for too long, smooth from a more showing me hard to see that kind of more dark. And so I was like that. Who for a but in the We go now, you'll notice that if you rub that, Hatton doesn't come off the card and that's it finished. 8. Heat embossing: second demonstration: Let's have a look at another example. Over here, I've got my stamp. Just another ordinary rubber stamp on my verse mark and card. And I'm just going to do the again wiping over with the anti aesthetic met. This actually leaves a very fine powder underneath so that the powder, this powder will fall off. And I'm going to blue my stamp, Apply the glue. Oh, and then apply it to my card. Okay. May we all? You can just see the pattern has bean applied to the cord taking. I'm gonna take my pattern and Sprinkle on to the patent shake roof. See, there's a But if we go on May first, so that's my pattern. You can see it's still quite powdery. And I'm just not gonna heat up my tool again because it's cool down a bit thick running for a few minutes. Now thing you see coming a lot way go the stone You can see quite easily. No, try and rub it. The design went Come away 9. Project: Now, let's put everything together with this very simple project. First, I'm going to em, boss. My card using this bossing folder. So with a raised surface facing up record facing down. Okay, machine, do it. You go. So that is the pressed in busing part of the project complete. Okay. And now I'm going to color it using Must I'm pad maybe. Good. Okay. No, that over the surface. I mean, taking mind blasting powder has I'm dying. There we go.