**So sorry that I accidentally published this on my blog at end of January!**
Dana Kirby and I are up on the Papertrey Ink blog today with a new challenge for the What Do I Do With This? series. We are working with embossing powders and Dana shows how it can be used with stencils while I show how to use it with embossing folders.
I don't know about you, but I have quite a stash of embossing folders
and rarely use them anymore. Here is how you can use embossing folders
along with embossing powders to create some unique backgrounds for your
Step 1: Start by wiping a card stock panel with anti-static powder and lay it to the side.
Step 2: Lightly swipe your Versamark ink pad over one side of the embossing folder. You tend to get better results if you use the side with the raised portions of the design.
Step 3: Lay the card stock panel over the inked side of the embossing folder, close it up and run it through your die cutting machine.
Step 4: Remove the panel from the folder and immediately cover it with embossing powder. Shake off excess and if needed, use a dry brush to get rid of powder that is sticking to areas where you don't want it to be.
Step 5: Use heat tool to melt powder.
This is a fun technique with endless ways to combine different powders with different colors of card stock!
Above is a photo of Rose Gold EP used with Luxe Gold card stock and a Sizzix plaid EF.
Next, I tried Neutral Ultra Shimmer EP with Sweet Blush card stock. I needed to use a dry brush to remove powder where I didn't want it to stick.
Lastly, I used White Pearl Regular EP with white card stock and it was my favorite with the tone on tone look.
It's the last day of the love month (as I generally refer to February), so I wanted to create yet another card using a fun set released in January called "With Love".
gold "wax seal" element on the envelope was created by layering
multiple layers of gold embossing powder (4 or 5). Be sure to let the
layers cool between applications.
STAMPS: With Love
INK: Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, Enchanted Evening, Green Parakeet, Lovely Lady, True Black
PAPER: Bitty Big: Raspberry Fizz, White, Enchanted Evening
DIES: With Love
OTHER: Moonshine sequins, Gold embossing powder, Pierced circle die, WOW! White Pearl Regular embossing powder
So, that's it for today. You have a week to create a card and post it on the PTI blog for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the store!Happy stamping! ~Wanda