Friday, April 29, 2016

embossing powder + glue

today is the last day of my copper inspiration week but i have a feeling it won't be the last time my cards shimmer with copper, lol! 

for the last card i tried a technique with embossing powder that is both a little messy and so much fun! here's my card:
i started by stamping the mama elephant organic blooms in versamark and embossing with wow embossing powder in pixie. yes this is the same set from yesterday, i have a big stamp crush.
next i used a paint brush to spread ppa glue on my card, around my flower. i sprinkled more pixie powder on the glue and heat set. this technique provides lots of fun texture. i tried pretty much all my liquid glues with this technique and ppa was the clear winner. ppa moves but not too much and maintains the color of the heat set powder.


i repeated the glue and embossing powder step with two more colors of embossing powder, copper & turkish nights.
then i applied a little pale green to my flower with a clean color marker.
i colored the head of a pearl pin with copper alcohol ink
i stamped a sentiment from the organic blooms set in versafine, cut it out and foam mounted it to my card over the pin.
thanks for joining me this week and all of the sweet encouragement!

xo,
carly

1 comment:

Marlene Bonetti said...

Carly, this is such a great technique!
I love the color-combo and your "unusual" use of embossingpowder with glue! Love it!
Greetings from Switzerland
Marlene