Friday, 28 June 2013

Of Nature and Alchemy

Following the Nature theme of the latest WOW embossing powder challenge, I have created this card :

I started with kraft cardstock and to lighten the background, I used a canvas texture stamp (Impression Obsession) with white pigment ink.  I stamped another IO stamp -Branches- in brown on white cardstock, applied inks through scalloped stencils created with 3 sizes of Spellbinders dies, then cut out with the same dies. [If it looks familiar, I already used that idea in a previous card]

Then I played... The pieces of the image were embossed with a matt embossing powder but in some areas I have overheated and the embossing has started to shine.
I love mixing my own powder recipe as well as applying several powders on the same piece, makes me feel like an alchemist !
The tree leaves (from punch, and dies) I embossed with a pale green powder - which appears white on the photo- a few grains of WOW Black puff ultra high and the matt powder everywhere else.
I used double sided tape to create a frame and applied my home made mix (a tarnished gold EP, gold glitter and copper powder).
A close-up photo so you can see the difference between the matt look on the tree and the shine on the leaf (overheated).

Of course embossing these small leaves took forever, but as I said I love to play!

Thanks for coming by,


  1. Wow - what a lot of techniques! They work really well together :)

    Thanks for joining us for the WOW! Embossing Powder (June) Challenge and good luck!


  2. So nice the way the circles over lap and blend into each other Christine :)
    Von ♥

  3. What super tequniques you have used, love the stamped background and fabulous embossed leaves.

    Sylv xx

  4. The canvas CAC is a perfect b'ground for your card, and I am amazed and slighty mystified by the way those fabulous circles blend together. Love it!!

  5. Encore une très belle carte que j'aime beaucoup.... Tes embossages sont magnifiques !!! Et c'est un thème que j'aime beaucoup en plus... bravo Christine !