Sunday, April 27, 2014

Challenge #85-"Use Embossing Powder"

I thought we would switch gears a little and have a challenge on one of the staples in our supply cabinet.  This time the theme is "Use Embossing Powder".  In your description on your blog, make sure you tell us what you have embossed as sometimes it is difficult to tell in the pictures.  Please limit your entries to two.  Thanks.

Let's see what the Design Team embossed.
My card is serving two purposes this time.  Of course it was created  for my challenge by using embossing powder on the sentiment.  However, it is also my sample for the Lunagirl challenge "Vintage Menagerie"  Spray webbing used for the mat and the elegant stickers give the card a vintage feel.
One of my favourite stamps to use for sympathy cards is the Penny Black sparklers one that I've used here. I inked with Brilliance pearlescent purple, randomly stamping around the edge with just parts of the stamp, then using the whole stamp off centre. The sentiment stamp was from Hobbycraft. I used clear embossing powder to heat everywhere, then brushng in from the edges of the card and lightly over the main image with dusty concord distress ink.
It's been a while stince I have had the chance to use embossing powder so this is a real treat for me to do this challenge. I used one of my favourite Christmas stamps from Stampendous. I stamped in versamark watermark and embossed in pewter embossing powder. The violet stardream paper was given to me in one of the swaps we used to have, layered it on silver recolledtions paper. It's hard to get a good picture with everything so shiny
Embossing is a wonderful way to make your stamped images stand out although that embossing powder sure can get things messy!  This is a stamped image and I am not sure of the company but I thought it had a nice spring feel so i added spring colors and elements to completed my card.
Embossing is such a versatile technique. I used it to create an inky background that is I stamped the little cars, ships and locomotives with VersaMark and heat embossed the stamping with clear embossing powder. Then I covered the card with distress inks, the embossing remained white. 
The embossed and inked background is the background for a little simple boy tag. I just love the toy car with its driver!
I am so pleased to have Stamp On It as my sponsor for this challenge.  The online store has everything a stamping crafter could want.  The exciting thing about Stamp On It is that they bought PK Glitz which was noted for their fine embossing powders.  I have a number of the many colors and I love them.  Click on the banner above or on the link and go for a shopping visit.