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Technique Tip: embossed Antique Brads

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demonstrator Di Gibbs who shared this technique!!!


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How may times have you thought about using the Antique Brads (#117273) but then decided not to use them because it wasn't quite the right color!?  WELL.. problem solved.. emboss it with ANY color embossing powder to customize it for your project!

How to Emboss your Antique Brads:

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Embossed antique brads supplies

Versamark ink pad, #102283

Antique Brads, #117273

Heat Tool #129053

Your choice of Embossing Powder:

Pool Party Embossing Powder #129398

Cherry Cobbler #122949

Melon Mambo, #123223

Basic Black, #109133

Gold, #109129

Pewter, #124114

Silver, #109131

Tangerine Tango, #123106

Tempting Turquoise, #122950

White, #109132

Wild Wasabi, #123224

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Amy Kendall

Wow! I never ever would have thought of this! What a great idea. Thank you for sharing Patty. I know you got the idea from someone else, but, thank you for show us how to do it. Can't wait to try this!

Diana Gibbs

Thanks Patty for showing...I was going to do a video when we got back from Fiji and then I got sick and had no voice.
That definitely was everyone's favorite demo that I showed in Fiji.
Glenda said "all you had to do was bring the brads!". Ha!
Hugs, and see you soon,

Kathy L.

Boy, you are right, Patty! That's a great technique, and I give Di lots of credit for coming up it. And thanks to you, too, for letting us know about it.

Christine Bennett

Thanks, that IS such a WOW.

Maricruz Diffey

I never thought to emboss the antique brads! Great idea. I've been embossing regular brads to customize to my projects for years. I use a different technique however. I heat up the brad, held with tweezers, first, then I dip it in the EP of my choice. The heat makes it melt right into the brad without the need of VM. Don't know if that same method would work with the antique brads since they are more detailed, so using the VM seems to be the best way to capture the details on those antique brads.

Rita Bradt

Patty, that's so awesome! The embossed brads are gorgeous and what a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing!


Oh my gosh!!!!! Patty, this is so awesome and so much appreciate you sharing. I am so trying this idea.

It's been a few years since I've been to convention, but hope to run into you again this trip. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Cindy Henry

Great technique, Patty! I have embossed regular brads for a long time, but never thought of doing it with the Antique brads. They look so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing.

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