The Magic of 3D Embossing – AECP

Well, this is it. This is the last course in the AECP – The Magic of 3D Embossing.

This course was fun, and I embossed a lot of card panels. I tried all the techniques from the classes. Some worked for me, and some didn’t. I think the problem I had with one of the techniques was the type of embossed design I was using.

So lets get into it.

The Cards

Card 1

This was the first card I created – watercolored embossed image. I spent a lot of time on the flower petals, and then moved out to the foliage. After the paint dried I went back over the foliage, and used clean water to move the pigment around and clean up the sharp edges.

Cheerful Bloom 3D Embossing Folder
A Closer Look

Card 2

This was also one of the first cards I created. I wondered if I could dry emboss alcohol paper, and yes, yes you can! I found the entire panel covered with alcohol ink was a bit too much, so I cut it down and partially covered an embossed cardstock panel. I also used the Artist marker colorless blender to pick up the same alcohol ink used on the paper and add it to the lifted areas of the cardstock.

Magnolia Ballerina 3D Embossing Folder
A Closer Look

Card 3

This card was pretty easy, as the embossing folder adds all the beauty on it’s own. I used brushed gold cardstock and a simple die cut sentiment. I wanted to add a little bit more character and added some iridescent sequins.

Peony Sunshine 3D Embossing Folder
A Closer Look

Card 4

This is another card where I used a (metallic) alcohol ink on alcohol ink paper. Again, dry embossed and added some die cuts from Itty Bitty Branches Die Set, and finished it with hot foil sentiment.

The main challenge with alcohol paper is adhering it to cardstock. This alcohol paper is basically plastic paper, and I find liquid adhesive doesn’t work well. I covered the entire back panel with double sided tape, which worked very well to smooth out my embossed panel. This is a beautiful distressed background.

Sweet Sentiments, Itty Bitty Branches Die Set
A Closer Look

Card 5

I debated adding this card to my list, as I like this design, but getting the details on camera was not easy. I had to stand the card up in order to get the shadows of the embossed image. Even then, I still think the camera doesn’t catch all the details.

I used the Peach Gold Wide Washi Tape on my panel, then used the embossing folder. I’m keen on this idea – embossing with washi tapes, as the tapes can add beautiful details quite easily.

Peach Gold Wide Washi Tape
A Closer Look

Other Valiant Efforts

I used some washi tape again on one of the panels below, but I didn’t care for how it turned out. This attempt was done after I had completed the above cards, and I didn’t try again, because at some point I have to stop and complete my post. 😊

You may notice I favored one particular embossing folder as well.

Other Attempts

Alright, that’s it for my AECP courses. I will catch you at my final project.

Supplies Used

I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are my own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission. 

Altenew Educator Certification Program

3D Words AECP Level 1 AECP Level 2 AECP Level 3 Alcohol Inks Alphabet Die Altenew Blending CardKit Cardmaking Challenge Christmas Copics Crepe Paper Crepe Paper Flowers Design Team Distress Oxide Inks dry eraser Foiling glider Glitter Hot Foil Markers Masculine Card PanPastels Papercraft Business Peonies Pink Ink Designs Silhouette Designs Simon Says Stamp Slimline Stamp stamping glider Stencil Storage and Decor Vinyl Watercoloring Zig ZIG Real Watercolor Brush Pens

One thought on “The Magic of 3D Embossing – AECP

  1. Brilliant projects, Jennifer. I am so glad that throughout this level, you tried everything, and you went out of your comfort zone too! I am beaming here!! I will email you!


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