Saturday, July 24, 2010

Best Friends & Embossing Tutorial

I have created this card for a "newbie" stamper who is one of my followers.  Donna asked me to explain how I used Iridescent  embossing powder on one of the cards I posted a few days ago.  I decided to do a tutorial for her.   Below you will find the pictures and tutorial.

The stamp set used for this card is from the JustRite "Old Fashioned Christmas".  It was stamped then colored with Copic markers. The whole thing is embossed with Iridescent  embossing powder.  Did you notice the Polar White Flower Soft around the bottom of the snowmen?  This was added after it was embossed.  The border is also from that set and was stamped on blue card stock then cut out with Nesties.  Two additional layers of scalloped circle are under the design.  White dots were added to each scallop of the green circle, and each scallop was pierced on the blue circle.  The background paper is from SU.  Three Martha Stewart snowflakes were punch and embossed and a small button added to the center.

Donna asked me how to emboss the main image plus show her how to emboss the snowflakes.  Below are pictures. You can click on each picture to enlarge them.

Use VersaMark and Irediscent Embossing Powder.

Lay piece to be embossed on a Teflon work sheet.  Cover entire front with VersaMark ink.

Using Tweezers, cover front with embossing powder.  I store my embossing powders in small drawers you can purchase at WalMart.

Can you see the shine?

Punch out your snowflakes and pat on VersaMark ink .

With Tweezers turn over snowflake and cover with embossing powder.  Note:  do not over heat this embossing powder or it will disappear.

Now you have sparkly snowflakes.

Hope this is helpful to anyone not familar with this technique.

You can purchase the embossing powder, Martha Stewart Punch, JustRite Stamps, Flower Soft, and Nestabilities from Joan's Gardens.  She is going to CHA but you can email her from her blog and leave an order.  She will ship as soon as she returns home.

Have a great weekend.


Sue W said...

Beautiful Little card Selma and a great tutorial explaining how you embossed this lovely image!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Cute card! Last year I did some snowflakes using my glue pad and glitter by the same method -- I like the idea of using VersaMark and EP instead......not quite so messy.

Olga said...

this is a fantastic tutorial!! You are so good at explaining things! Beautiful card.

Patti said...

Great tutorial and totally awesome card!

Colleen said...

I love these snowmen. I just can't wait for my order to get here, maybe Tuesday. I love the way you explain this with the pictures.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial! It really helped and I know it will help the other girl that is just starting that I was telling you about!! I want to talk with her in person maybe next week, and I am going to make sure she has your "address" also! Again, THANK YOU and have a wonderful day!!! Donna

Anonymous said...

Great card and tutorial Selma as always. But how about embossing the paper first, then punching the snowflakes out? Would the embossed paper crack or would it be easier than embossing after you punch?



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