As some of you may have noticed, I love embossing powders and already own a number of the Stampendous! Frantage Enamels. I like the varying tones within each shade and all the metallic elements they contain. I also really favour them because they are chunkier than other powders and can be used very successfully when applied in a more random fashion - like I tend to favour. My sister Sandie does the most amazingly precise, beautiful embossing but try as I might, I fail to achieve her perfection and find that these particular powders are more forgiving for my style.
I can't believe I only needed to take three photos this time. Including the matting, I only used four elements or layers this time and that must be a record for me!
Here's the card I made for my entry at The Craft Barn this time:
|The completed card. I've left it without a sentiment so one can be added at a later date to suit any occasion.|
|The 'red' layer was developed using layers of distress inks and various stamped TH images. I watched Neil at the Craft Barn Extravaganza on Saturday doing this and had to rush home and have a go!|
The main floral images were stamped with coffee archival, bleached with a water brush and inked with a highlighting shade of distress ink.
The die cut flowers are a Memory Box die which Karen used on the Craft Barn blog and I fell in love with it. (Bought with a thank you voucher from my lovely Sister and Niece!). The flower end of the die cuts were stamped with olive archival then the whole die cut was inked with distress. I applied clear embossing ink to the die cuts using some sequin waste. Aged green embossing enamel was then scattered over and heated gently. See the next photo for a more detailed image of this.