Welcome to this group’s first attempt at a Technique Blog Hop! This month there are 11 of us highlighting the “Contrast Embossing” Technique as shown on page 31 in the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book! This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit
Debi's Blog.While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way. Let’s get started!
If you are coming from Debi's Blog, you are on the right track! This technique is highlighted with the Lucky paper packet in the Idea Book but you will find variations for its’ use through this hop.
The Boom card is a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 size card that I created using the Wishes how to program. This card is made using the Boom stamp set and Gold Embossing powder. I love the brightness of the gold on the pacifica blue stamp ink. I also used the godl embossing powder on the magnifique in the corners to add a little embellishment and brightness to the dark blue.
The Love card is made from the Originals how to program. This is 5x7 card and is kept simple because I used it as my 12th Anniversary card to my husband. I added just a little of the Sweetheart assortment to give it a little oomph with the white embossing powder. I wanted this card to look a little more manly even with the heart.
If you would like to see details on the technique or my supply list, please continue reading below. If not, please continue onto Kelly's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!
For the Boom card:
#X7127B Magnifique Level 2 paper packet
#X5643 Chocolate Cardstock
#1385 White Cardstock
#Z2192 Pacifica Stamp Pad
#Z668 Gold Embossing Powder
#B1354 Boom stamp set
#Z555 Craft heater
For the Love card:
#1272 Cranberry cardstock
#X7134B Sweetheart Level 2 Paper Packet
#Z1386 Sweetheart Level 2 Assortment
#Z2105 Black Stamp pad
#Z891 Versa Mark
#Z673 White Embossing Powder
#D1254 Soul Mates Word Puzzle Stamp Set
#Z555 Craft Heater
The steps to Contrast Embossing are:
1. Stamp background image on project.
2. Stamp additional images in Versamark ink. Sprinkle with contrasting color of embossing powder.
3. Tap off excess powder. Set with craft heater.
Here you can see a visual demonstration of this technique.