Friday, February 18, 2011
Embossing Powder Techniques #11
When creating this subtly layered effect, choose closely related colour combinations to avoid a muddy appearance.
I stamped the butterflies with So Saffron ink close together on White card stock. Using the leaf stem, I stamped with Baja Breeze and Marina Mist, overlapping the images. Then, I used a sponge dauber to fill in most of the remaining white space with Bashful Blue ink. Make sure to let the inks dry or use a heat tool to speed the process.
Swipe the card stock with an Embossing Buddy and stamp the butterflies, spaced widely, with VersaMark. Cover with Clear EP, shake off the excess and melt with the heat tool. Let cool.
Using sponge daubers I coloured in the background with patches of Baja Breeze, Marina Mist and Not Quite Navy ink. Finally, I stamped the leaf stem with Not Quite Navy and set the card stock aside to dry. Don't use a heat tool to speed the drying at this point or the inks will mix with the embossing powder when it melts. You want the EP to stay clear.
When the card stock is dry, use a tissue to remove the inks from the heat embossed butterflies to reveal the lighter colours beneath.
-Great Friend 113792 IBC p. 122
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-So Saffron pad
-Baja Breeze pad
-Marina Mist pad
-Bashful Blue pad
-Not Quite Navy pad
-Certainly Celery pad
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-So Saffron card stock
-Whisper White card stock
-Certainly Celery card stock
-Not Quite Navy card stock
-Big Shot 113439 IBC p. 204
-Matchbox die 114890 IBC p. 204
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-Embossing Buddy 103083 IBC p. 196
-sponge daubers 102892 IBC p. 195
-Clear embossing powder 109130 IBC p. 196
-Daffodil Delight taffeta ribbon 119766 IBC p. 191
-Subtles flower brads 119732 IBC p. 187