Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Technique Tuesday - Embossing

Today we asked some of our Bo Bunny designers to create projects using a technique called embossing.  There is more than one way to emboss.  Mireille and Agnieszka choose to use some of the fantastic Bo Bunny Clear Stamps and a technique known as heat embossing.  The technique is simple.  You take your stamp and ink it with a pigment ink or embossing ink.  Then stamp it on your choosen surface.  Next, sprinkle the image with embossing powder. These inks take longer to dry so the powder sticks to the stamped image. You then heat set it using a heat gun.   Once the powder is melted, you are finished.

Gabrielle choose a different technique, known as dry embossing.  Dry embossing utilizes a stencil, or in this case the Scor-Buddy (by Scor-Pal) and a stylus.  If you are using a stencil, you place the paper on a light box or window so you can seen the stencil image through the paper.  You then trace the image with the stylus. With Gabrielle's project she simply placed the paper on the Scor-Buddy and used her stylus to create the lines on the border of her card and to create the folds on the dress.

Now, let's see what the designers have to share with us today!

Mireille has a cute story to share about her project:
"Raaf" (is Dutch for Raven) is the project of 2nd grade. He spends the weekend with one of the kids in my daughters class, they are supposed to take pictures and write his adventures down in a "diary". Back in school they have to deliver a lecture. This weekend it's Amber's turn to keep Raaf. His house was falling apart so we decided to fix it and make it a bit prettier. Since he is constantly traveling from one student to the other it seemed like a fun idea to use the On the Go line. I embossed footprints, a map and a train with stamps and black embossing powder. For his name I used the chipboard alpha's. I traced the letter and then filled them with Emboss Gloss and heat embossed them.

Raff | Mireille Divjak
Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Squares, Scooter, Roads/ On the Go
Cardkit: On the Go
Alpha's: Chunky Chips
Stamps: On the Go and Camp-A-Lot

Agnieszka used the same technique, however after she stamped her image she cut it out and added it as an embellishment to her card.

Friends Forever Card | Agnieszka Piskorz
Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned paper: Alice/ Little Miss
6x6 Paper Pad: Little Miss
Stamps: Little Miss
Stickers: Dimensional Stickers, Garden of Friends-Cardstock Stickers/ Little Miss

Here is Gabrielle's card using the dry embossing technique mentioned above.

Sweet Girl Card | Gabrielle Pollacco
Bo Bunny Supplies:

6x6 Paper Pad: Little Miss
Cardstock: Double Dot in Almond Dot

Cardstock Stickers: Little Miss

We would love to see how you use this technique with your favorite Bo Bunny products!  You can share them here on our blog or on our Facebook page!  We can't wait to see your creations!!!


  1. Fabulous! I'm sure those second graders will appreciate the upgrades! Love the cards.

  2. this is very cute!! I love the creations!!

  3. WOW..I'm amazed. The projects are so inspiring. I don't do alot of embossing, but this encourages me to try.

  4. I love Raaf's new home! I also love the idea of a traveling class pet :)

  5. I love the way you did the dress, it's stunning!!
    Raaf looks so happy in his new house ;)

  6. These are all beautiful!! LOVING it all!!!

  7. Gabi that dress is so incredibly beautiful and creative. Gorgeous work.