Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Contrast Embossing Blog Hop

Welcome to this group’s first attempt at a Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 11 of us highlighting the “Contrast Embossing” Technique as shown on page 31 in the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit this link.  While there you will find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way.  Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Heather's Blog, you are on the right track!  This technique is highlighted with the Lucky paper packet in the Idea Book but you will find variations for its’ use through this hop. 

This is the card I designed using the Wishes Card program.  It is a 4x4 card.  I used the "brush" from "The Present" stamp set as my background and the butterfly from the "Hot Diggity" set as my embossed images.  I used the Pansy Purple Embossing Powder as my contrasting ink and love the way it "popped" on the Olive cardstock.  I love the simplicity of this design and just used some Cocoa ribbon to finish it off.

If you would like to see details on the technique or my supply list, please continue reading below.  If not, please continue onto Shirley's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Supply List:  D1436 The Present, C1407 Hot Diggity, Z664 Pansy Purple Embossing Powder, 1764 Craft Tray, Z555 Craft Heater, Cocoa Cardstock, Olive Cardstock, Pansy Purple Cardstock, Heat Tool, Cocoa Ink, Versamark Pad.

The steps to Contrast Embossing are:
  1. Stamp background image on project.
  2. Stamp additional images in Versamark ink.  Sprinkle with contrasting color of embossing powder.
  3. Tap off excess powder.  Set with craft heater.
Here you can see a visual demonstration of this technique.
Thanks for stopping by!  Continue onto Shirley's Blog to continue the hop!


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