Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Pastel Embossing

Long before I fell in love with Technique Junkies Stamps, I fell in love with the great Techniques that Pat featured.

I decided to go back through the archives and revisit one of those Techniques this week - Pastel Embossing.  The original technique required a stamp positioner, so the MISTI makes it much easier to achieve.  Remember, use my discount code TJ10Stephanie for 10% off your entire purchase at the Technique Junkies Store.

I used the new Modern Foliage Stamp and some vintage Pastels I picked-up at a local used craft supply store.  I stamped the image in white kraft ink on white cardstock for my first attempt.

I used multiple shades of blue pastel to then color over the image.  I thought the image would work well because of all the lines, but it likely would work better with stamps that had a bit more solid space ... but the cool thing, is I like the different result you get with this type of image too.

After coloring, I used my MISTI to stamp a second time and then clear embossed.  For my card I paired it with two shades of teal cardstock and a sentiment from one of my favorite Technique Junkies sets - Grand Greetings.  I wanted a sentiment that would let the background shine.

I originally cut the backgrounds into thirds, thinking I would combine them ... but ultimately left them all together, but loved how the background between the pieces helped bring out the patterns.

Next I stamped with the same white ink, but this time on light blue cardstock using shades of brown pastels.

I embossed the second one with clear embossing powder, and then did the same stamping and used rose gold embossing powder on the third one.  Here are all three backgrounds side-by-side.

I used the same card layout for the last two cards, but swapped out the sentiments and added some sequins.

I mounted these stripes on a scrap of patina designer paper and stamped the sentiment in a darker brown.

I made the third card a bit larger, so I could leave more space between the panels for the glittery sparkle to shine through.  I used the same Rose Gold Embossing powder for the sentiment from Grand Greetings.

I added rose gold sequins.

I hope you have fun looking through the Technique Gallery for new techniques to try with your current supplies ... it's always fun trying new things.