Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Using the new Silhouettes stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle, I combined two different techniques to achieve the end result: Molten Pearls (also known as embedded embossing) and Cracked Ice technique (also known as the Cracked Glass technique).
I used two different embossing powders, Pineapple and Moss Star. Start out by trimming a piece of cardstock slightly larger than the stamped image. Cover the entire piece with VersaMark and then Pineapple embossing powder. Heat set. Ink up the rubber stamp with VersaMark and stamp directly onto the cardstock embossed with Pineapple embossing powder. Cover with Moss Star embossing powder and heat set. Those bits of glitter in this embossing powder really sparkle and shine backed by the lighter colored Pineapple. (This is the Molten Pearls technique.)
Next, cover the entire piece with VersaMark again and cover with Super Thick Clear embossing powder. Heat set. Repeat this step several times, building up the layers of embossing powder each time. You can leave it at this step - it's super shiny, like glass - or you can continue to the next step, which is putting it in your freezer for a few minutes. When you take it out of the freezer, bend the cardstock back and forth, causing the clear embossing powder to crack. If you want more cracks, place it back in the freezer again. To emphasize the cracks, use a sponge dauber and rub in a bit of ink into the cracks. (This is the Cracked Glass or Cracked Ice part.)
Using a Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three die, cut out a piece of vellum and stamp your sentiment with VersaMark. Cover with Moss Star embossing powder and heat set. I loved combining these two techniques together, but I have to tell you, they are both hard to photograph.