Happy New Year! Lisa here and today I'm sharing a card for a wedding and I've used lots of embossing powder on the background, sentiment and on the embellishments. I used some gold mirror cardstock and was wondering how it would take the heat if I were heat emboss it.
I started by creating my background using the Starlequin stencil and applied some gold embossing paste through it. Then while it was wet I sprinkled on some Vintage Peacock embossing powder and heated it up.:
Next I die cut one of the CASual Trees Fri-dies from gold mirror cardstock, smooshed the ends onto my embossing ink pad and then smooshed them into the powder. I didn't worry about full coverage because I like things imperfect and wanted the gold to show through.
As you can see, the mirror cardstock took the heat ok, however, some of the embossing powder seemed to slide around a bit as I heated it. After it cooled, I applied more embossing ink and more powder and heated it again... this time keeping the heat pointed straight down at it instead of coming from the side as I tend to do and that seemed to help more stay put.....
And this is what I ended up with... I LOVE it! I used the same powder as in the background, Vintage Peacock, and I mixed in some plain gold die cuts for contrast in my "bouquet". I love imperfect things in my project, but if you don't, then you may want to use plain cardstock for this technique for more even coverage of the embossing powder and you can just keep adding more until you get the look that you like!
I love to cut apart the branches of this CASual Trees die cut so I can make a full "bouquet" and love how it coordinates perfectly with the background. The heart from the Heart Board Fri-Dies is perfect as a vase.
I embossed the sentiment from the Ever After set in white onto some teal cardstock and added a matte of the gold behind it, tucking a few more of the branches from the CASual Trees die cuts in the corner.
I'm playing along with the Wow Embossing Powder January Challenge which is Love/Valentines Day/Wedding/Anniversary. I've got that covered!
If you entered the giveaway for the Season's Giving Blog Hop, be sure to stop back tomorrow to see if you were a winner here at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog! And if there are things that you need from the shop, I have this for you:
Thanks so much for stopping by! Come back again soon for more inspiration!
Below are links to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Products I used today: