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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Beautiful Promenade Embossed

I love the high contrast of bright colors against black; and heat embossing helps to give even more contrast.  This was a card from our April Technique class which focused on heat embossing.

Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Beautiful Promenade stamp set, heat embossed with Memento Ink and Clear Embossing Powder

While contrast is good, you don't want to over do it.  I did make this card with a plain background but decided it was too much flat black. If you look closely at the card you'll see I used a very subtle background stamp to break up the solidness of the card front. Versamark Ink leaves a subtle watermark image on cardstock that was just right for the image from Stampin'UP!'s Crackle Paint background stamp.  This background technique really makes a difference visually.

Image from Stampin'UP!'s Beautiful Promenade stamp set, heat embossed with Memento Ink and Clear Embossing Powder
The reason for heat embossing was for even more visual impact.  This close-up shows how the heat embossing helps with the contrast on the Coral Cardstock.

HINT:  If you use clear embossing powder you can heat emboss in any color.  You just need ink "gooey" enough to hold the powder in place while you heat set it.  

I used Memento Black Ink with the Clear Embossing Powder on this flower. Memento Ink is not advertised as an embossing ink, but I found that it worked just fine. There is a complete list of products used on this card at the end of the post.I

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Crackle Paint Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Crackle Paint
Background Stamp
Wood-Mount 
[148755] - $20.00
Cling -Mount
[148752] - $16.00
Versamark Pad
[102283] - $9.00
Heat Tool
[129053] - $30.00

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