Today's card features a fun way to color you lined images using embossing powder. I started off with a 110lb white cardstock. You want to use a heavy weight card stock as we will be using a lot of heat on this paper and you want to avoid as much warping as possible. Another good tip is to preheat your heat gun as that will help the embossing powder to melt faster and avoid warping. The stamp set I chose for this card, is from Wplus9 called Tropic Fever. I chose two fern images from the stamp set and, stamped it using versa fine Onyx black ink. Because this ink is a dye based ink, it stayed wet for me to add SimonSaysStamp ultra fine clear embossing power.
After I had created my background it was time to do some coloring using a green with gold embossing powder. I think I received this embossing powder in one of my hero arts kit and I don't quiet remember what it is called. There are similar embossing powders in the market by Ranger called the tinsel embossing powder, which looks very much alike. I took a versa mark Watermark pen and colored the insides of the larger fern leaves, added the green embossing powder and heat set it. For the smaller fern, I first colored it with a very light shade of green Arteza marker and then added the watermark ink, embossing powder and heat set it. The reason for doing the leaves in two ways was jut to have some variations in the colors of the leaves.
After all the leaves were colored with the embossing powder. it was time to add color to the background. I took a deep aqua colored Arteza marker and colored the entire background. I did not aim for smooth blending as the imperfection added to the texutre of the card. When the background was all colored. i took some gold water color paint from Gansia Tambi starry colors palette and splattered it all over the card stock. For the sentiment, i die cut the word thank you from the WPlus9 hand letter thanks die set , once from gold foil card stock and twice from a thick white card stock. I adhered them to make my own chipboard die. I also stamped and embossed an additional sentiment from Wplus9 hand lettered stamp on a black card stock with white embossing powder. For the final touches. I adhered a few aqua gem stones from Pretty Pink Posh. Foam mounted the entire panel onto a white top folding note card and I was done.
Hope you will give this style of Painting a go. Have a blessed day and thanks for stopping.