I was thrilled to see the new challenge about embossing of all types at Frillie and Funkie this month! I adore embossing, mostly using folders, but I also love my embossing powders.
I am intrigued by alcohol inks, and am determined to explore them more thoroughly this year. As one of my tags for Linda's Christmas Tags challenge, I used some green and red alcohol inks on a very regular pattern, seen here. I loved the result!
I am also a fan of luscious design, and own a number of intricate embossing folders, and wanted to try this technique on something without the regular pattern. I love rich brocade fabric, even though I cannot imagine how to actually use it in anything! This does remind me of such brocade - but here I turned it into a Thank You card for an old friend who sent me some lovely earrings out of the blue....
I started with Bristol Paper card, and covered this with Ranger's foil tape, without regard for wrinkles, as knew they would work themselves out once I sent it through my Big Shot with an embossing folder.
and used my heat tool to speed the drying.... it appeared the gold was lost.
I was pleasantly surprised, though, to see it emerge once things had completely dried. Unlike my last make with this technique, I did not sand, although the lighting here sometimes suggests that....
Once satisfied with the panel, I applied it to a black card made by folding an 8 x 11 inch piece of black cardstock in half....
and heat embossing once again with the gold powder a stamped "Thank You" from my stash.
I am entering this into the current Frilly and Funkie Challenge.
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