I’ve got another JO-Tips video for you today to answer your question what is an embossing buddy for rubber stamping?
In a nutshell, it’s a little pouch full of magic! Yes, really!
And trust me, if you’ve ever stamped and embossed images on darker cardstock, you’re going to want to pick one up!
I used it on this card.
I absolutely love the look of white and metallic embossing on dark colours of cardstock. But that darn powder can stick to your card in places where you don’t want it. In my video I show you exactly how to make sure that doesn’t happen ever again!
Let’s take a closer look and see what an embossing buddy is – and why you need one!
What is an Embossing Buddy?
Isn’t it amazing how something so small can make such a big difference to your designs?
Let’s see a close-up of how it worked on today’s card.
Not really a speck that shouldn’t be there! (those little dots by the leaves ARE supposed to be there 😁)!
What you probably also notice is the colour on the flowers and leaves. Usually it’s a bit challenging to colour on dar paper. Can you guess what I used?
If you guessed watercolour pencils and a Wink of Stella, you’d better go buy a lottery ticket! Even though it’s dark cardstock, these colours (Granny Apple Green and Rich Razzleberry) still shine through. And who doesn’t love a bit of sparkle?
A Few Design Tips
- the ribbon is a piece of Metallic Silver Edged white I coloured with the dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends
- I also coloured the basic rhinestones with the Granny Apple Green and the Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends to match the coloured pencils I used
- consider layering your mats slightly “off” for visual interest- the black image is not centred on the Granny Apple Green mat piece
- add some pizzazz to the card background with the Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder
If you’re like me and find the contrast of light heat embossing on dark cardstock delightful, check out this design.
Say Bye-Bye to Embossing Flakes!
If you’ve been frustrated with specks of embossing powder showing up in unwanted spots, this little tool is calling your name! Pick yours up – along with any of the supplies I used – in my 24-7 online store. Thanks for shopping with me!What is an Embossing Buddy?
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It’s great to be able to give you some tips I’ve learned along the way. I hope you’re enjoying my JO-Tips video series. I’ll be sure to keep them coming.
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So now, no more irritating little dots on your designs now you know what is an embossing buddy for rubber stamping?