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Creative Title Lettering Technique {Heat Emboss}

Make creative scrapbook titles using heat embossing and more! Lots of good ideas!

No more boring titles!

This creative title lettering technique will make the title on your Halloween layout extra spooky.

But don’t feel that this technique is just for Halloween.

You can use this technique for other themes and pages too!

make it monday blog hop image 2If you are following the Make it Monday Blog Hop you’ve arrived from DigitalScrapbooking HQ where Melissa was also scrapbooking Halloween. I’ll share the next stop on the hop at the end of this post.

Let’s face it, scrapbook titles are a necessary part of the page, but it’s easy to get stuck in a rut and keep doing the same thing over and over again.

Do all of your titles have Thickers? Maybe die-cuts? Stickers? Stamps? Whatever your title of choice is I’ll bet you use it a LOT!

We ALL do it!

Let’s take your scrapbook titles and give them a bit of a facelift by jazzing them up with heat embossing.

Make creative scrapbook titles using heat embossing and more! Lots of good ideas!

Cool tricks used on this title include:

  • Heat embossing on the first letter
  • Using more than one size of  letters (a much larger first letter)
  • Using multiple colours
  • Staggering the letters instead of keeping them in a straight line
  • Wrapping waxy flax (a type of string) around the first letter
  • Adding a smaller word as part of the title (Happy)
Make creative scrapbook titles using heat embossing and more! Lots of good ideas!

4 Steps to Create the “H” in Halloween:

  1. Cut the “H” using a die cut machine. The “H” is 3.5″ tall and the rest of the letters are 1.5″ tall.
  2. Stamp a cobweb onto the “H” using a Versamark ink or a pigment ink.
  3. Apply black embossing powder and melt.
  4. Wrap the “H” with waxy flax string and hang a stamp embossed spider from the string.

Not sure about how to heat emboss or haven’t had a lot of success with it? Here’s a video I made that takes you through all of the steps and gives you my best practices and techniques so you’ll fall in love with heat embossing like I did!

I hope you’ll be inspired to get creative with your scrapbook titles! I’d LOVE to see an example of a creative title you’ve made. Please share them on the Scrapbook Wonderland Facebook Page.

On your next stop on the Make it Monday Blog Hop Jen Wright has a free pumpkin-themed template to make a quick and fun Halloween layout! HOP HERE.

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Let your creativity shine!


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  • Jen Wright 20 October, 2014, 8:02 am

    Oh this is so awesome! My daughter (20yr & stampin up demonst) and I love this idea and can’t wait to play!!! Great job, love this so much! <3
    Hugs! Jen

    • Alice. 20 October, 2014, 3:40 pm

      Thanks so much Jen! If I can inspire the pro’s I guess I’m on the right track! Thanks for sharing with your daughter too! Happy stampin’!


  • Kristie Sloan 20 October, 2014, 9:11 am

    Alice, this title is fantastic. I especially love the work you did on the H. Thanks for sharing your great ideas with us!

    • Alice. 20 October, 2014, 3:42 pm

      Thanks so much Kristie! I appreciate your comments.

  • ginaZee 20 October, 2014, 9:52 am

    This is so creative. I just don’t think this way. I’m lucky I can borrow your creativity.

    • Alice. 20 October, 2014, 3:43 pm

      I guess we are complementary Gina, your ideas are always so inspiring to me!

  • Beth 20 October, 2014, 10:14 am

    Great tips Alice, I love what you did on the H for your title.

    • Alice. 20 October, 2014, 3:44 pm

      Thanks so much Beth! Thanks for your comment.

  • Libby Wiers 20 October, 2014, 2:57 pm

    I’m so glad I know you crafty ladies!! So many good ideas, tips, tricks and techniques. I have done some embossing, but years went by and my cheap powder no longer worked – but I’m ready after this to try again. That title is wonderful!

    • Alice. 20 October, 2014, 3:39 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words Libby! I’m so happy that I can share my tips and inspire you. Thanks so much for your comment.

  • Karen 20 October, 2014, 8:15 pm

    There are wonderful tips Alice! Super layout!

    • Alice. 21 October, 2014, 12:40 am

      Thanks Karen!

  • Connie Hanks 24 October, 2014, 1:33 am

    Awesome idea to emboss on the first letter, Alice! Love the way you did it on your Halloween page – totally going to lift! And your video? Super adorbs! Love the tips – fab demo – and the outtakes at the end are way too cute! Love that you showed your fun and silly side! And I really do love that you’re playing along with the Make It Monday hops! Wouldn’t be the same without you! xoxo

    • Alice. 24 October, 2014, 9:59 am

      Awe! Thanks Connie! I love the motivation this hop gives me, both to share my ideas and to create!