I have been having a great time experimenting with the new colored embossing powders. They are available in the bold bright colors of Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango which are perfect for summer projects. From embossing ribbons and buttons to stamping on glass, metal and dark cardstock these powders can be used in many creative ways.
I thought the melon and tangerine would make a lovely sunset so for this first card I masked a circle for the sun and covered the remainder of the paper with versamark ink. Starting at the bottom I added the tangerine powder and blended it with melon as I went up the card. After heat embossing, I sponged the sun with Daffodil Delight ink and stamped the sailboat with Staz-on Jet Black. The sails are paper pieced with Whisper White cardstock.
One of the great things about colored embossing powder is that it stands out on dark colors. For the background sections of the card, I used the Bella Toile stamp on a piece of Night of Navy cardstock. Starting with one color I poured embossing powder on in little blobs, shook it off, and applied another color.
The button and ribbon are also embossed. The button was first covered with gold embossing powder, heated and while it was hot sprinkled with a fine dusting of Wild Wasabi and embossed again. The ribbon is white organza that I ran over the versamark pad and coated with wasabi powder. When it was heated, it melted and curled slightly giving a very cool effect.
I chose brushed gold for the card base to complement the shininess of the embossing and the little touch of pink thread is the new white baker's twine colored with the Melon Mambo marker.
The flower is cut with the table setting die and the edges are embossed with Melon Mambo and gold. To do this I ran the versamarker along the edges of the flower reaching in about half way. I embossed this with Melon Mambo. Then I ran the marker along the edges again but only at the upper edge and embossed this with gold. After is was cool I used reinkers in Tangerine and Daffodil to add color to the inside of the flower.
The Belle Toile background is done the same as the dark background of the second card but has a very different look when embossed on watercolor paper.
The fish and bubbles are stamped on the glass giving a 3D effect and the turtle is a stamped impression. To make the turtle I covered a circle of cardstock with multiple layers of embossing powder heating in between each and quickly placed the stamp (covered with versamark) into the hot melted powder.
I will have all the measurements for these projects, close up photos and tips for making these starting Monday after the hop.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have been inspired to use these pretty new powders in different ways. Now it is time to hop on over to Cindy's blog and see what amazing things she has done with the Flower Garden embossing folder.