As soon as I saw the Concord and 9th Brushed Blossom stamp set I knew what I wanted to create and the set jumped right into my cart the day it released.
Initially I heat embossed the flower image after stamping them all and quickly realized that the ink was not wet enough for the embossing powder to stick to. So after using the pigment ink I restamped with Versamark--the Misti tool made this super easy and quick. This extra step made all the difference, giving the entire image a subtle shiny look.
The stamp set includes splatters, but I was too chicken to use them on this set of cards.
The Online Card Class Heat Wave featured advanced heat embossing techniques on day 3. One of the lessons was to use multiple colors of embossing powders with layered stamps. Well I don't own many colors of embossing powder and 'adjusted' the lesson with the supplies I had on hand.
Heat embossing with clear powder over pigment ink also solves the issue of drying time. Pigment inks take FOREVER to dry because they aren't absorbed by the paper. Clear heat embossing locks in the pigment ink and eliminates the drying time. The end result provides an image with subtle shine.
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