Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Embossing velvet

I started embossing the velvet that I'm going to use in my Christmas cards. I think lime green snowflakes are rather cool and so unexpected. I only bought a quarter yard of this fabric and I've already used some so I may have to switch to another color.

This burgundy velvet embosses a lovely silver. For some reason I couldn't get a clear picture.

This is another one of my new stamps, rather fun I think. This dark red embosses to dark green.

And one more lime green this time with yet another of the new stamps. This will probably find its way to a postcard.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know that I have much for which I am grateful.


Vivien Zepf said...

These are gorgeous! Wow!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Vivien. These are fabulous.

Johnni Schell said...

That is fascinating how the velvet embosses to another color! I assume your technique is simply ironing the velvet with the stamp under it? or is there more to it? Wow - they are beautiful! And you are right - lime green snowflakes are so fun!!!

Norma Schlager said...

Not all the velvets emboss to a different color. They have to have a different color cross thread. Yes, you put the velvet face down on the stamp, spritz a little water on it and then press with a hot iron.

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