at least one day a month to design and work on my family Christmas cards and also cards to sell. Well, it is May now and I keep needing to shift that goal. When I was thinking about using the different embossing powders, I thought of this stamp and wondered how it might come out using the powders. I decided to give a distressed look and so this is how I came up with the image.
First, as I mentioned in my previous blogs this week, I used an embossing cloth and rubbed the paper with it to take away any static electricity. I then stamped using Perfect Medium Ink. For this image I tried Ancient - Antique Gold Embossing Powder. I used a heating tool to melt the gold embossing powder. I knew from the beginning I didn't want a gold embossed Santa on striking white paper. However, I wasn't sure of the colors that I wanted to use. I decided to use Antique Linen Distress Ink and Crushed Olive Distressed Ink (NEW INK). For the border I used Walnut Stain and Fired Brick Distressed Ink. I then went over the color with Fired Brick Distressed Stickles and Aged Mahogany Distressed Stickles.
Next time - Ancient Gold - Princess Gold Embossing Powder. It is so delicate and pretty and elegant. I have found that it looks really pretty for embossing words.