Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Embossing Powder Techniques #2

Faux Metal

To make the faux metal embellishments on the following projects, I covered a scrap of card stock with a VersaMark pad and added metallic embossing powder. Melt the embossing powder with a heat tool and let cool slightly before repeating the layers of Versamark and embossing powder twice more.

After heating the last time, press a stamp into the soft EP and hold until cooled. Remove from the stamp and use a punch to cut out the desired shape.

Inked Faux Reptile

To create a natural looking faux reptile effect on this gift card, I used sponge daubers with River Rock and Soft Suede inks on Crumb Cake card stock before applying a VersaMark pad to the surface. Pour on clear embossing powder and shake off the excess. Use a bone folder to draw uneven lines and melt with a heat tool.

Use the faux metal technique described above to make the designer label.

-Perfect Punches 117022 IBC p. 131
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-River Rock
-Soft Suede
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Crumb Cake card stock
-Brushed Gold card stock
-Bone Folder 102300 IBC p. 198
-Modern Label punch 119849 IBC p. 203
-1 3/8 in. Circle punch 119860 IBC p. 203
-Sponge Daubers 102892 IBC p. 195
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-Clear embossing powder 109130 IBC p. 196
-Gold embossing powder 109129 IBC p. 196

I used UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) instead of regular embossing powder for a really bumpy faux reptile texture on this purse shaped card.

Use the faux metal technique for the clasp and punched circles of  magnetic vinyl to hold it closed.

-Charming 116519 IBC p. 130
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Real Red card stock
-Brushed Silver card stock
-Bone Folder 102300 IBC p. 198
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. p.196
-1 1/4 in. Circle punch 119861 IBC p. 203
-Big Shot 113439 IBC p. 204
-Top Note Bigz die 113463 IBC p. 207
-Silver elastic cord
-Silver embossing powder 109131 IBC p. 196

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