Hi there everyone. It's our 40th anniversary and I decided to use a new to me technique for hubby's card which I found after watching Marion Emberson using embossing powders which she calls embossed pouncing. I used some red and silver sparkle and also a holographic embossing powder and some Pebeo Silver wax, and also the lattice stamped heart from a Chocolate Baroque set called Geometric Trading Hearts. I used Scarlet Red, Brilliant Red and Orange Brushos for the background and finished with a number made using a piece of scrap white card and the Red Sparkle Embossing Powder (two layers). You also need some baking parchment to sandwich the powders in between before heating and pouncing with the heat tool. You do have to be careful to make the pouncing movement quite quick so that the tool does not overheat. It becomes clearer when you watch the video.
I made the heart as seen on a Marion Emberson video here and I kept clipping away bits until I was happy with the look. I then reheated it and added the lattice pattern which probably doesn't look like it but it gave it some added texture, and then I added the silver wax rubbed over the surface and when reheated it did shrink one side and left some holes but I thought it looked OK like that.
For the background I just sprinkled the Brusho powders and added some water, sparingly and left it to dry. I then added just a fine sprinkle of the WOW Silver Sparkle EP and very carefully heated it from underneath until it melted enough for me to go in on the top, and in real life it does have a lovely bit of sparkle but unfortunately doesn't really show in the photo.
I finished by adding the number from the piece of Red Sparkled Card and stamped the sentiment using a Versamark Red Satin ink heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss EP.
Before I go I would like to introduce and thank two new followers, first Crafty Linby, whose blog you will find here, and Jeanne H. who you will find here. Some of you may already know them but if not I'm sure they would love you to visit. Thank you for your visiting my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.
P.S. Just an apology...I am using an older laptop for the next couple of weeks and I have found I have a problem trying to comment on any blogs which have the new style of comment box..i.e. the ones with just a line and not the old style box to put the comment in. I click to start typing and nothing happens, so if you don't hear from me that is why. If anyone knows of a way to fix it please let me know.
P.P.S. Ignore the above as I seem to have fixed it by using Chrome instead of Firefox. Read up a little bit and at the moment all is working fine.