So glad you stopped by today.
I hosted the prom photo shoot two Friday's ago, and there have been umpteen end of the school year activities. My Mum and Dad arrived yesterday for five weeks, so I thought I'd better get a quick post in before they come through. It's all good, so I'm not complaining, but that's my excuse for not being more active over here!
Today I'd like to share a card I made to showcase the new "dirty" embossing powders, Copper Flame and Blackened Bronze. These powders are super thick and have chunks in them. As a result, it is better to heat emboss them from underneath, so that the little chunks don't go flying off your project! As they are metallic and masculine, I used them along with two other metallic powders: Verdigris and Antiquities to create my card today:
I started with stamping the map from the new Travel Mixed Media Set. I stamped it twice on cream cardstock and then swiped over it with several Distress Inks, after tearing the edges. I embossed the torn edges with Antiquities embossing powder.
The sentiment is from Car Set 283: Clyde. It was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Antiquities. I attached brass hangers to add to the metallic look and wrapped a little burlap ribbon, distressed with Pumice Stone ink.
The chipboard pieces are from Want to Scrap. The cog and arrow were heat embossed first with Antiquities and then a little Verdigris. A little Mega Tack Glue was used to attach the cog to the underside of the sentiment before attaching to the map background with the hanger brads. This was then layered to Kraft cardstock, distressed with more Distress inks.
The Penny Farthing wheels were heat embossed with Blackened Bronze, then the bike frame was embossed with Copper Flame.
Hope I've inspired you to pick up these new powders. They are so much fun to use, and are especially "geared" towards those masculine cards.
Till next time!