Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Marleen DT - Together we so rock. 2 tone embossing tecnique

Hello Bloggers..

A quick card for today.. A friend of mine asked me just the other night if I by any chance could whip her up a quick card she could give to  her husband. She had a surprise for him and wanted a card to go with it. All she asked was that it was music themed..  
I knew strait away which stamps to use.. The music ones from BeeCrafty of course..
The Bee's has a fantastic range of music themes stamps. check them out HERE.

Right, forgive the bit weird selection of pics lol.. I did my best to try and capture the magic of this card.. 

First thing first.. the background.. its a play with distress ink in a couple of the red colours and water.. 

I then did all my stamping with black versa fine.. Versafine, I personally find is best of this tecnique due to its speed of drying and its crisp black colour. 

I didnt rush to add the silver embossing powder, I wanted to make sure some of the ink had started to dry already.. Where the powder came on solid, I rubbed a bit of it off just with a finger. (The finger is the best tool for this job as you dont want to brush of the full coat of powder, just a bit of it)
The key (and the tricky part) is to add only enough powder to "outline/enhance" the image. You dont want a solid embossed image.

The magic of this tecnique is that depending on how the light falls on the card, you either have a silver image or a black image.

Once I heat set the powder I matted and layered my card with black card, just to really make it all pop.

Right thats it really.. I love revisiting older stamps I have in my stash and trying out new tecniques and this one came in handy when a friend needed a wee favour.
That is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting


Magic Maggie said...

Dear Marleen, Love this!!

Am I being silly (probably), or could you just mix black and silver embossing powder for a similar effect?


Maggie (Yorkite)

Jan Loughran said...

Wow?! Love this! So cool with the 2 tone 😎

Jan Loughran said...

You could mix a small amount and try it on a smaller stamped image Maggie? Let us know how it turns out 😊

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