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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Embossing Powder Techniques #4

Embossing Powder Colours

I probably should have started this series with these two cards, because they show the easiest way to use embossing powder and introduce the basic products for heat embossing.

Coloured Opaque Embossing Powder


Because heat embossed images are glossy, I usually use the technique on more contemporary cards. Unfortunately, this photo doesn't show how glossy the black embossed image is.

I stamped the background flowers on paper with water-based ink and let it dry. Then, I swiped the surface with an Embossing Buddy. It's a little bag with powder (I think it's zinc) that keeps the embossing powder from sticking to the surface.

Next, I stamped the flowers with a VersaMark pad. It's a clear sticky medium that holds the embossing powder really well. I poured Black embossing powder over the image and shook off the excess. Lastly, I used a heat tool to melt the powder.


Supplies
Stamps
-Upsy Daisy 111710 IBC p. 112
-Heard from the Heart 111644 IBC p. 156
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Melon Mambo pad
-Basic Black pad
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Regal Rose card stock
-Melon Mambo card stock
-Regal Rose DSP
Tools
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-Embossing Buddy 103083 IBC p. 196
Accessories
-Black embossing powder 109133 IBC p. 196
-Black 1/4 in. ribbon 109027 IBC p. 191
-Basic Rhinestones 119246 IBC p. 188

Custom Coloured Embossing Powder

Stampin' Up! Craft Pigment ink comes in 40 colours. It's a VERY slow-drying opague ink with the ability to hold embossing powder so you can customize your heat embossing to match our Designer Papers and Card Stock.

To prepare your card stock for heat embossing swipe it with an Embossing Buddy.

I stamped the flowers with Craft inks, then covered the mat with Clear embossing powder. Shake off the excess powder and melt the powder with a heat tool.

Again, the glossy appearance of the images isn't visible in this photograph.

Supplies
Stamps
-Fifth Avenue Floral 113734 IBC p. 122
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Bashful Blue Craft ink
-Certainly Celery Craft ink
-Chocolate Chip Craft ink
-Chocolate Chip pad
Paper IBC pp. 165-169
-Bashful Blue card stock
-Very Vanilla card stock
-Chocolate Chip card stock
Tools
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-Embossing Buddy 103083 IBC p. 196
Accessories
-Clear embossing powder 109130 IBC p. 196
-Hodgepodge Hardware ribbon slide 112454 IBC p. 188
-Early Espresso 1/4 in. ribbon 120931 IBC p. 191

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