Sunday, March 20, 2011

Final Embossing Card

And so this concludes our week of heat embossing cards. Hope this week either refreshed your memory or you learned something new about embossing powders and everything you can do with it.
This card is a pretty quick one to do but it was one of my favs.
The green medallion was done with Crafty Capers Moss Green embossing powder. I began with a circle cut out of cardstock (color does not matter) I made a "handle" for the circle by glueing a strip of scrap cardstock to the back of my circle so that the strip hung out past the circle then I had something to hang on to when the embossing powder on the circle was "cooked". I pressed my cardstock circle into my Versamark ink pad then applied Moss Green embossing powder. I heated the powder until it was smooth. I let the heated powder cool then pressed the circle back into my Versamark pad and applied yet another layer of green embossing powder then heated again. While embossing powder layer 2 was cooling in preparation for layer 3 I inked up a Hero Arts flower stamp with Versamagic Mango Madness ink. I applied layer 3 of Moss Green to my circle then cooked it. While the embossing powder was still hot I pressed my inked up flower directly into the hot powder. I left the flower in the embossing powder for a minute or so to cool. When the embossing powder is cool the flower should pull off and voila! a custom embellishment! I stamped the sentiment (Hero Arts) with my Versamark ink and embossed it with Crafty Capers Copper Tinsel embossing powder on a piece of kraft cardstock. I matted everything as shown. The lacy piece of cardstock is a Basic Grey doily that was originally 12x12 but I cut it down to card size. I love how quickly it jazzes up a card and you can make lots of cards with a 12x12 sheet. Makes for a different looking card.
Thanks so much for stopping by this week!

1 comment:

Alli said...

What gorgeous cards this week!
Great refreshers on embossing!
Thank you Victoria!