Lots of pics for you today as I was playing around with some ink and embossing powder. The Thomas Kinkade images look fabulous stamped in a color and then embossed with clear embossing powder. It really makes them pop without a whole lot of work. One of my favorite embossing powders is Bridal by Ranger. It’s a holographic powder that slightly changes the colors of the ink and giving it a holographic effect. I love how it works over any color to make it soft and frosted looking and the holographic glitter makes the image change colors with the light. I thought it would be fun to experiment a little by using the same rubber stamp, the same color of ink and emboss with the two different powders.
For this design, I simply stamped my Thomas Kinkade Open Gate image in Deep Lagoon Versafine ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. If you look up to the first picture in this post, you’ll be able to see some of the subtle shine and texture this adds to your design. Clear embossing powder does not change the color of the ink but rather, adds a little subtle texture. You really can’t see too much difference in the photos but the embossing looks great in real life.
Supply List: Stamps: The Open Gate (Thomas Kinkade line) By Cornish Heritage Farms, Each Day sentiment (Thomas Kinkade line) by Cornish Heritage Farms, Distressed Grid Scrapblock™ by Cornish Heritage Farms, Ink: Blue Lagoon Versafine ink by Tsukineko, Black Memento ink by Tsukineko, Other: ribbon by May Arts
One Ink…two powders, two looks
This is a picture to highlight the two different looks you can get by simply changing the embossing powder.
Follow Your Bliss
I’m really excited about the effect achieved by embossing this image with the Bridal Embossing powder. I love the subtleness of the change in the color. It’s much more muted. While embossing with this embossing powder will not give you slightly less detail than using the clear embossing powder, the glittery, holographic look you get as you move the design around in the light certainly offsets that.
see the effect?
Quick Tip: Try making subtle changes in one or two of the products you use to get a varied look.
Have a blissful day!
Supply List: Stamps: The Open Gate (Thomas Kinkade line) By Cornish Heritage Farms, Follow your Bliss sentiment (Thomas Kinkade line) by Cornish Heritage Farms, Paisley Pattern Scrapblock™ by Cornish Heritage Farms, Ink: Blue Lagoon Versafine ink by Tsukineko, Black Memento ink by Tsukineko, Other: sewing machine, flowers by Prima Marketing, rhinestones by MAMBI