Catching up on my Online Card Classes Summer Camp 2 assignments, I decided to try this multi-colored embossing technique on a birthday card.
It’s definitely a clean and simple look, but maybe a little too simple for my tastes. The technique is to stamp your image (here, a birthday sentiment from Simon Says Stamp) with clear embossing ink. Then you carefully shake an embossing color in one color on the top third of the image, a second color embossing powder on the middle part of the image, and a third color on the bottom part of the image. It’s okay to have them mix a little. Next you heat it with your heat tool to melt the powder into a cohesive look.
I like the effect, but I don’t think the top two-thirds of my stamp was as well-inked as the bottom portion, so the coverage is not even. Plus, I didn’t realize that stray embossing specks would leave dots around the image. I should have left them alone, but I took a craft knife and then a white gel pen to try to cover them up. In artificial light it looks okay, but in natural light you can see the corrections.
I added iridescent gemstones for just a touch of bling and mounted the layer with foam squares to a hot pink card base from Bazzill.
It’s not my favorite card, but it is a technique I will definitely try again. What do you think?