Saturday, September 15, 2012

Polar Iridescent Ice

Card made with Stampin'UP! stamp set called Zoo Review and Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.
I seem to be smitten by Iridescent Ice.  This embossing powder just gives such a wonderful subtle glittery shine to a project.  Yesterday's post used Iridescent Ice to make the sea shells look a little wet. Today's post uses Iridescent Ice to actually make ice.

The card was made for my sample board for this month's stamping technique: which is Moonlighting.  I've already posted one of the samples that we're doing for this technique - the others will appear here soon.  The Community Stampers are doing 3 examples of moonlighting and then I have a display board to show them  lots of other samples.  This card is on the display board.

The embossed Ice really helps distinguish the 2 halves of the card. Since the card is mostly white I wanted a way to really separate the ground/ice from the sky.  Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder was the perfect way to help draw the line.

Card made with Stampin'UP! stamp set called Zoo Review and Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.
Iridescent Ice is an embossing powder so it does need to be heat set and it does need something sticky to make it stay on the card while you are doing the heat setting.  I use Versamark Ink as the adhesive for the embossing powder.

There are different ways to apply the Versamark. On yesterday's project the Iridescent Ice was applied to a small area, so I used a blender pen to apply the Versamark ink. The Iridescent Ice on today's project covers a very large area so I just applied the Versamark Ink Pad directly to the whole surface.  It was pretty quick and easy.  And I think it got a very stunning result too, don't you think?

By the way, the Polar Bear image is from a Stamp Set called Zoo Review.  I like this set because the animals look realistic.  Here are 2 other projects done with this set.  The zebra was my trade card for Stampin'UP!'s Leadership Convention last February and the giraffe card was part of a Stamp-a-Stack event this spring. What do you think?  Do you like this set too.  Well, if you're just "lion" around waiting to see more then soon you'll have a reason to "roar".  Yep, there is a lion card all ready prepped and ready to post to check back in a few days to see that.
 Card made with Stampin'UP! stamp set called Zoo Review.   Card made with Stampin'UP! stamp set called Zoo Review

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Happy Stamping

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