Friday, March 12, 2010

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Spot Dot is such a cool stamp set. What a great idea. Its been fun experimenting with all the ways to use the images. With the Painting With Powder technique from Stampendous on my mind, I thought, why not layer embossing powders over the circles? I think the results were pretty cool. And the gradient look is so trendy right now.

I also embossed the sentiment with two color powders, and the frame in one color. (the frame was easily cut by hand) When I am going to emboss, my go-to ink is Tsukineko Versamark Watermark ink. It stays wet a long time, and when you are using several different images and several different powders, it helps. And since I began stamping, Stampendous powders have always been the embossing powders I use. They are the best. Especially the the detail powders. Detail powders allow you to emboss fine lines, without problem. Their powders heat up evenly and quickly. And with all the new colors out in coordinating kits, you are going to get addicted to this!

I think I will try and get a little video together to show you how easy this and a few other embossing techniques really are. Maybe this weekend, ok? (I am starting feel more settled in our new place, but keep your fingers crossed for its completion! :)) thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps (Papertrey Ink-Spot Dot, Fillable Frames #1), Ink (Tsukineko Versamark Watermark), Embossing Powders (Rich and Rugged Kit), Cardstock (Papertrey Ink-Kraft)

27 comments:

Bnoo said...
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Tracey said...

I love this Kim! It's gorgeous!!

Alice Wertz said...

so cool! It never occur to me that you can use different color embossing powders over each other just like stamping! this is so beautiful and inspirational!!

JadedStudios said...

i LOVE this card. I cant stop staring at it!
Jade

Jennifer K said...

Hiya, Kimberly. Glad to hear you're feeling more settled. I have that stamp set but haven't had a chance to play with it much. I really like how you layered the embossing powders. Very fun!

Pegg S said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! I haven't tried Stampendous powders and didn't realize they had kits - what a good deal!! I'm so inspired by your card to buy some new colors!

Carly said...

This is just fabulous!! I am loving the pop of colors on the kraft! Gorgeous!

Gina said...

Glad to hear that your getting more and more settled Kimberly . . . Great Card! :)

delightfuldaisy said...

Love this card!

rae said...

the blog is looking gorgeous, as is your work!!!! hugs!!

kksb said...

Kimberly, your card is simply marvelous. I have wondered about combining more than one color of embossing powder on a card, but was too whimpy to give it a try. I will absolutely do it now.
I did find and order JB's core'dinations cardstock. That card is also fantastic. Thanks for inspiring and motivating.

Laura said...

Great job, Kimberly, with Fran's Painting with Powder Technique! And thanks for the link to the kits. Wanted to let folks know that it's important to read the descriptions on the kits, we've had some customers surprised when some kits contain the same colors, but the colors are clearly listed on the website. Each kit was designed for a specific look regardless of what is in other kits. Plus at the rate this uses powder, you'll be glad to have extra of some colors! Love your card!!! Hope you use some Stampendous stamps in the tutorial so we can use it too, wink wink!!

Laura Weed - Stampendous Graphics Manager

Bev J. said...

Love the multiple embossing technique-great look.

Maile Belles said...

This is amazing!

Deanna said...

Love it!

wings love'n crafts said...

Beautiful!
Looking forward for the video~!!!!

Sophie said...

This is SO beautiful I love it. I think a video on how to do this would be cool for sure!

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

I love your cards they are beautiful! I'm a fan, so I'm now your follower!

come by and see me too sometime!
ciao bella
carmelina

kristie sessions said...

this is SO stunning. I love this stamp set. its been added to my extra long wish list. LOVE what you did with it!

Wendy said...

Hey, I really love this!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

The new look is great Kim! And that card is fantastic!!!

PEA said...

Kimberly,
I LOVE THIS CARD! In fact you could send it right over and I would be happy as a lamb. It inspires me so. I wish I could find this in fabric for my new studio. I love the colors.\
Stampendous powders are wonderful. All I have except a few by Tim Holtz which I also love for the grunge stuff.
Can't wait for the new teachings from my favorite teacher- WINK.
Have a great weekend dear.
Pea

SmilynStef said...

Magical ... and I hadn't seen those cool embossing powder sets ... gotta check those out. So glad to hear you're feeling more settled.

Patti said...

Kimberly! So cool! Love the card! I have a similar stamp and always need a push in the right direction for using products I don't use very often!
Off to the scrappin' room to play!!
Thanks for the inspiration!
Patti

Denise (peanutbee) said...

OH WOWWWWW, now that's some sparkly goodness. GREAT looking card....and wit whew, love your new blog photo!

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

Wow your Blog looks amazing :)

Beth Norman said...

Love this.