I tried a new-to-me technique that worked very well. I wanted to emboss the flower silhouette image but I didn't want my embossed image the same color as my paper. Usually to emboss in a color, you would use Craft Ink in the desired color + clear embossing powder but I don't have any Perfect Plum craft ink so I fudged a little. I used regular Classic ink in Perfect Plum + Versamark + clear embossing powder. Here's how I did it:
- Ink the image in Perfect Plum and stamp on colored cardstock (here I used lovely lilac-retired) using my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig. Clean stamp.
- Next, ink the same image in Versamark and using the same Stamp-a-ma-jig, stamp directly over the Perfect Plum. If you use the Stamp-a-ma-jig carefully, it will line up just right.
- Sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set.
- The end result is an embossed Perfect Plum image without Perfect Plum craft ink! I was thrilled to discover how easy it was.
Another strip of Dotted Scallop "Ribbon" adds just an extra special something. And, doesn't the inside of the embossing folder look just as pretty as the outside?
OK, that's it for today...thanks so much for stopping by. I would love to know what you think of my purple creation...cheers!
stamps: just believe; teeny tiny wishes
ink: perfect plum, rich razzleberry; versamark
paper: perfect plum, very vanilla, lovely lilac (retired) cardstock
xtras: dotted scallop border & 1 3/4" circle punches; stamp-a-ma-jig; adhesive pearls; clear embossing powder; elegant lines textured impressions EF; rich razzleberry 1/4" grosgrain ribbon.