Friday, September 21, 2012

Use Your Stash Blog Hop - Embossing

If you are joining us for the "Use Your Stash Blog Hop" you are right on track. WELCOME! You should be coming from Tabitha's blog.

If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers on Rachel's Blog. Let's get started.

This month we are using embossing and I am using wet embossing. What is that you ask? Here we use a sticky ink, such as VersaMark, which will keep the embossing powder from flying off when you heat the project with the craft heater. Here is where the magic starts, the melting embossing powder creates a beautiful hard enamel look to your image.

 The light post and sign have been embossed using black embossing powder. A mask was created for the sign 'beware' and the light using a post-it note.

Sponging in Outdoor Denim, Buttercup, Gold Rush, Smokey Plum and Black ink, I worked to create the look of a lighted lamp in the dark, spooky, night.

Adding the Black sparkly Flourishes, black sparkles and a black Tulle ribbon topped off this card.

A Wishes recipe, it works great to use up those small scraps of Moonlight paper you have lounging around.

Using a blending pen and the Gold Rush and starting out with a little ink on the blending pen (you can add color, however, you can not remove it) and adding more color to give the illusion of a flickering light inside the lamp.

Sanding the base and Slate cardstock and ink distressing the edges of all other parts, adds that spooky, Old World feeling.

I hope you have enjoyed my little creation. Now let us hop on over to Joy's to see what she has to share.

Your comments are welcome and encouraged.


  1. I just love it! from the color choices and tulle to the sponged colors around the embossing.

  2. Totally enjoy your card and the tips on getting the mood you've created.

  3. Great card, I forget about adding color around embossed images.

  4. Great coloring on this card!! You,ve done an outstanding job! Beautiful!

  5. Really cute card, love all the colors to it. Fantastic masking on the main sentiment piece


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