Thursday, February 16, 2012

And More Colored Embossing Powder

I couldn't stop at just brown, so I had to try out my new blue powder on some pretty pale yellow. I used Papertrey Ink's "Lily of the Valley" stamp set with the American Crafts "Frost" opaque embossing powder and Versamark ink. Love the results!
Using a Q-tip, I applied PTI "Fresh Snow" ink to the individual flowers. I accented with flat-backed pearls and a Martha Stewart Crafts punch.

I used American Crafts "Weave" textured cardstock in White (71081), Powder (71064) and Butter (71040).

I used Beacon Adhesives "Zip Dry" and Glue Arts "Mini Adhesive Squares" as well. Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Colored Embossing Powder

I have enjoyed heat embossing for many years.
I don't know why it's taken me so long to get a colored opaque embossing powder! I love the effect it gives on dark paper. On this card, I used American Crafts Zing! embossing powder in Frost. I also used some clear for the smaller damask, but the blue is really what stands out. Isn't it striking against the deep brown cardstock (also American Crafts)? I also used it on the metallic finish die cut I made. While regular ink would just wipe off the slick surface, it heat embossed beautifully.
I'm going to have to try this out on different colors of cardstock for sure! Thanks for taking a peek :)

Supply List:
Cardstock: American Crafts
Adhesive: Beacon Adhesives "Zip Dry" and Glue Arts "Mini Adhesive Squares"
Ribbon: May Arts
Die cuts: Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Labels Nine
Stamps: Papertrey Ink "Damask Designs" and "Up, Up and Away!"
Ink: Versamark
Misc: Gold paper, fancy button