Monday, January 24, 2011

Embossing Fabric

I think this month's Scrapbooks,etc has to be my favorite!I think I like this mag so much b/c of all the tips and techniques. You know me and my techniques ;)

I really enjoyed every layout and when I saw the tip on embossing on fabric I knew I had to try it with Webster's Fabric Fancies. If you have this issues you should definitely check out that article (layout is by Kandis Smith). I have tried to emboss on Webster's fabric trims before by adhering it to paper with spray adhesive and other various adhesives but it just didn't take. And if you know me, I emboss everything. Brian told me one day he is going to come home and the kids are going to be embossed, LOL!

So, what you need to do is use masking tape! DER! Hello, Ellen. All you need is some masking tape {sigh}. BrIlLiAnT! So when I saw there was a crop over at the Nook, I had to jump on this.

Here is the back with the masking tape after I embossed it with the Morrocan Folder (one of my all time faves). I practiced it on this one first, you know as a tester. So many times I just go for it and then ruin what I am working on. WELL, guess what. I LOVE the tester, LOL!

This is a rather simple layout but I wanted these photos on one page. WE have so much fun and I knew I wanted to use Garden Gala, too. This pp was one of my FAVES of WEbster's and I hoarded this last piece. I actually cut the center that is covered with the photos to use for the raised embellies....shhhhhhh!



Here is the back with the tape after it is embossed.



And then the front...


This is the one on my layout. I sprayed it with some Suede Glimmer mist so it looks a bit darker than normal:






OOOH! and didyou see the new colors at the Twinery??? :):):)



19 comments:

curlyqmosaics said...

Wow! Your embossing looks so gorgeous! I really need to break down and purchase one sometime! Beautiful, beautiful layout. TFS!

wendipooh13 said...

oh wow that embossing looks sooo cool!!! I love that!!!

ScrappnBee said...

beautiful layout! Looks like you were having fun! Great job with the glimmer mist! Thanks for sharing the new twinery!

Lisa Dorsey said...

Fabulous layout Ellen. Wanted to try that technique as soon as I saw it. Haven't had a chance yet though. You have got me inspired!

Connie said...

love the embossing~need to try that. the twinery colors look like I need to try those too!!

Lynn said...

great embossing! how did i miss that. now i have to go back and look. love your lo. very fun!

BabyBokChoy said...

oh now that's something to try for sure, love it!

Rebecca said...

I somehow missed that article! Looks great. You are definitely the embossing queen in my book :) Love those happy summer pics too.

Michelle H. said...

Amazing!!
Love it!!
Your LO rocks!!
TSM for sharing!!
I will have to try this one day and tell them to check back here!!
Have a blessed week!

Teri said...

Have never been courageous enough to emboss!I think I'll try it!

Casey Wright said...

What a cool layout - I love the progression of pictures :) Also, your embossing looks super cool - thanks for teaching us something new!

Andrea Amu said...

Looks cool, girl!
Love those new twine colors too...esp. the honey dew!

Mel said...

Ellen I am LOVING that LO! The boys are so cute and it looks like you are all having so much fun!

P K Glitz said...

Your embossed pieces is fabulous! You create beautiful projects!

Tammy said...

Oh, I love finding new things to emboss. I'm going to get that mag out again and check out the article. Love the green twine - so spring. :)

scrappermimi said...

Hope you have been good. I have been such a terrible blogger for a while and am trying to get back to it and catching up on some of my favorite blogs. Fab layout!

Tammi said...

that embossing looks great...may have to give it a try!! love your stuff!!

beckyjune said...

Ellen, your work is just fantastic and I wish you the best of luck with the DT call at the Nook! I am so jealous that you are at CHA and that you got to meet Jill :) Have fun with your new goodies!!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a beautiful page, and what a cool technique! I LOVE that embossed Fabric Fancy! And I just finally got a die cutting/embossing machine. Took me forever, but now I'm hooked. :)