Since I have been on the Heat Embossing theme recently, I will stay with that idea, and add a little twist. I shared some tricks and tips for heat embossing at my last round of stamp clubs, so this card was a nice example of how you can use two colors of embossing powders on a single image to create a two-toned look. I saw a card similar to this on the sample boards at the Stampin’ Up Convention, and that is what got me thinking about using the embossing powders this way.
I used the word stamp set, Word Play, which I just realized is retired and no longer available for order!!! UGH… I stamped the words with Versamark ink and added the Tangerine Tango embossing powder to the upper part of the stamped image. I tapped off the excess powder by tipping the cardstock up, so I wouldn’t get the powder on the lower part of the image. Then I added the Tempting Turquoise powder to the lower part of the image and tapped the excess off the bottom of the piece. This way I get two colors of embossing powders without mixing the leftovers. I used a Tangerine Tango card base with Basic Gray and Epic Day This and That DSP (p.154) layers. I added some Epic Day Washi Tape (p.155) and some rhinestones to finish it off.
I really love the Epic Day Collection of products. They have a nice “worn” look which can be used for feminine and masculine type cards. I hope you get out your embossing powder and try this easy trick. It will give your images a new look, that will make everyone wonder….”how did you do that?”!