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Old 04-13-2009, 06:59 PM   #1
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Is embossing considered an embellishment??

I'm not up to date with embellishment talk as I rarely use anything other than ribbon on my cards to dress them up...

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Hi Courtney...

I think most, if not all, will agree that embossing is a "technique" and not an embellishment

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That's interesting, I've always considered it both!
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Dry embossing I view more as a texture -as you are kind of changing the shape of the paper and making a design in it.
Wet embossing/adding embossing powder thats more of a decoration and looks more like an embellishment.
Does that make sense??
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I agree. I think in terms of an embellishment, it might mean brads, prima flowers, clips, ribbon, lace, that sort of thing. Have fun embossing!
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ok, maybe not all.. LOL

I never looked at it as anything but a technique, but that's just me... that's why you have so many other opinions to listen to
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Thank you all for your responses!!!
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ok, maybe not all.. LOL

I never looked at it as anything but a technique, but that's just me... that's why you have so many other opinions to listen to
I'm with you. I think of it as a technique. That would be where I would list it in a recipe....but that's just my opinion.
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I'd call it a technique too! Usually I call it one of the coolest things you can do on a card LOL!! Have fun
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LOL thank you
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Nope, another vote for NOT an embellishment... sure is cool though!
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To me, when I say embellishment I think of an actual physical piece you can place on a project... I agree with embossing as a technique.
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To me, when I say embellishment I think of an actual physical piece you can place on a project... I agree with embossing as a technique.


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Old 04-14-2009, 08:26 AM   #14
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wet embossing is stampin' crack, yo! it only takes a time or two, and you're hopelessly hooked.
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Okay here is a more silly question....what is considered a standard card on SCS?
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I am guessing that wet embossing is with the heat compared to dry embossing?
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yes, i just didn't know what else to call it, not quite enough caffeine in the system yet!

i guess the proper term would be "heat embossing" not "wet"
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standard card usually means an A2 or 4.25 x 5.5 (1/2 sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper)

yes wet and heat are the same
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That is okay I just wanted to make sure I was not missing something really cool. Again what is considered a standard card...and for future can you edit your messages?
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a standard sized card is a card that measures 4 1/4 inches by 5 1/2 inches. It is a card that is basically one half of a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock so you can get 2 cards out of a piece of letter sized cardstock.
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Thank you for the size. That is what I had in mind but some people make them larger....and I've also seen alot of 6x6 that I trust come from 12x12s.
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You have a few minutes after posting to go back and see an "edit" button at the bottom (next to the "quote" button). You can select that and edit your message . HTH!


ETA: Just an afterthought - if you see this, it means "Edited to Add" .
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Okay here is a more silly question....what is considered a standard card on SCS?
This actually is more complex than you may think. I would think most forum mebers are from the US but nonetheless this forum has a worldwide membership and different countried do different size cards. In the UK the 'norm' for handcrafted cards is probably A6 although A5 is also very popular and square cards of 5" x 5" or 6" x 6".

In terms of a British perspective US cards are much smaller than ours so the Su background stamp is too small for an entire card background on many of our cards and other US things can be a problem too. The Cuttlebug is US made and we consider it as producing too small areas. We couldn't emboss using a Cuttlebug and have it fill the entire front of our card-it's too small.

I can't answer for other countries though I believe Europe to have a similar size card use as the Uk. Yes I know we're in Europe too but when we (British people) talk about europe we talk about it as if it's somewhere else and not here!!! That's why many Europeans get cross with us as they think it shows we don't consider us to be part of Europe!! Off the point there a bit-sorry!!
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I would think of heat-embossing as a technique, but personally I would think of dry embossing as an embellishment. There are times that you really need to heat emboss for stuff to work, but in the days before Cuttlebugs and all the other machines, there wasn't a lot of dry embossing because it was so much more time-consuming.
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It does help to know that....thanks for the help and wow is there a lot of information to learn from just reading post.
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blank canvas ~ thanks for posting! I love this! I love hearing how things are in different countries Very informative!!
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