Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Colored embossing powder

I've been stamping for a long time, something like 20 ish years or maybe longer. I started as a stamper, got in to scrapbooking, and here I am, making cards again.  One of the first things that hooked me on stamping was heat embossing.  It was like magic to me when that heat gun melted that powder.  Even today when someone who is not a card maker sees a heat embossed piece, they are always commenting on it.  Heat embossing gives a something special element to every card, I think.



When I received this stamp from The Ton's latest release, I knew I had to heat emboss it.  Many of the Ton's floral designs have these solid images that just scream emboss me!  My normal "go-to" colors are gold, black, white, silver and clear.  But for this card, I wanted something different. So I dug through my stash and found turquoise embossing powder.  I'll admit that I was not sure if I'd like this, but was very pleased with the results.

I colored the flower using Ken Oliver Color bursts.  I like these because they provide a very intense color, and I wanted a big punch of color on my card.

Here are the step by step instructions and supplies I used to make this card.

1.  Stamp flower image multiple times using Misti tool and Versamark Ink on watercolor paper.
2.  Heat emboss image with colored embossing powder.
3. Color image with watercolor brush and color bursts.
4.  Fussy cut finished floral image.
5. Die cut scalloped floral panel, mount on A2 sized card panel.
6. Stamp greeting and heat emboss with white embossing powder.
7. Cut out greeting and mount on card panel.
8. Embellish with some pretty sequins.

Products used

Stamp set - Dearest Peony from The Ton Stamps
Die -  Mix and Mat Scallop from Papertrey Ink
Ink - Versamark
Watercolor - Ken Oliver Color Bursts
Embossing powder - Zing
Paper- strathmore 140 lb cold press.
MISTI Stamping Tool
Sequins - Sparkling Clear from Pretty Pink Posh, or you can get here.

That's all for now! Thanks for stopping by!

Jacquie