Embossing the World
My life is filled with talented, crafty people. I’ve never been able to find my niche in this group of people who can turn sows’ ears into silk purses…until now.
Attention, please: My life has been changed.
The Paper Source is a unique store filled with stationery items, artisanal papers folded over hanging rods, designer cards for every occasion, unique wooden stamps that can be matched to almost any interest, and so much more. I crossed The Paper Source’s threshold in search of a special birthday card. I was happily wandering around the store, sighing over the beautiful papers, cards and coffee table books, when a store associate approached me and invited me over to the craft counter to learn how to stamp and emboss a note card.
The craft counter was full of luscious thick papers, inks, pens and stamps, but what made my eyes light up was the embossing glitter. I love glitter. The associate demonstrated how to stamp a card, cover the design in embossing glitter, and then use a heat thingy to melt the glitter into the design. The end result was a beautiful embossed design. I oohed and ahhed, and then she told me it was my turn. MY TURN.
Some of you that know me or of me may be thinking, Here comes the punch line:
She spills the glitter, catches the card on fire with the heat thingy, sets off the fire alarms, brings fire trucks screeching to a halt in front of the store, and a store employees twitters, “I recognized right away that she was a glitter terrorist”
Well, you’re wrong. Wrong, and wrong again! I was amazing.
Do you see that card at the top of this post? I embossed the design on the front of it—and the picture really does not come close to doing it justice.
I am a natural embosser!
My inner creativity has been unleashed. And I’m ready to emboss some turkey place cards for my Thanksgiving table. I imagine the conversation around the table will sound like this….
Guest: Katybeth, these place cards are adorable! Where did you find them?
Me (casually): Oh, those. I made them.
Guest: You made them? I thought you said you weren’t crafty.
Me: That was before I discovered that I was an embossing genius.
Guest: Well, you certainly are! Please sign and date my place card and I shall save it for all eternity.
Me (modestly): Oh, you are much too kind.
Are you crafty?
Odd Loves Company!