Swirls of Color
This week, I tried something new with heat embossing. Sure, I've heat embossed before... but never using several colors at the same time. I saw a video online showing this multicolor embossing technique and thought I would give it a try. Here's how it came out:
I just love the look of embossed ink. It has that wet, shiny look. I didn't really have a card in mind when I tried this technique so I kind of worked in reverse on this project. I started with my SP&Co background image (which I think may be retired now -- because I couldn't find it in the store), added a few layers, a bow, and finished it off with white gel pen stitch marks.
Voila! Here's the finished card:
Believe it or not, the dry embossed white tiled layer was actually a scrap of card stock that I had used when I was practicing the faux tile technique. The technique itself is awesome (you should try it!) but I didn't like how my practice project turned out... so I flipped the card stock over and found another use for it! It became the perfect de-bossed mat for my swirly background focal point.
Working in reverse order, I started with the stamped image, added the black and white layers, and secured it to the red card base. I liked how the colors played together but still felt like it needed something else. Fortunately, I was able to run some black satin ribbon between the second and third layers (thank you, dimensionals!) and had room for the bow. I also added the white gel pen stitch marks which pulled everything together so nicely!
I was going to add a sentiment, but in the end felt like it wasn't necessary. I'm really happy with the way it turned out!
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SP&Co Stamp: Swirly Background
Ranger Embossing Powders: Rich Red, Blue Glass, Black Sparkle
Tools: ScorePal, White Gel Pen
Embellishments: Black Satin Ribbon