Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Be Inspired Wednesday - Embossing powders

Scroll down for my Betty Bee's Buzz post and a giveaway! :)

This week at Passionately Artistic we were instructed to use embossing powders as a resist or to distress. I decided to use them to resist.

I have never done this technique before and really enjoyed it! 

Embossing Powder: Filigree Gold purchased from Paper Trey Ink™, a la Mode in white™
Paper: Paper Trey Ink White™, Ripe Avocado™
Ribbon: Paper Trey Ink Satin Dark Chocolate™
Hero Arts gem stones
Sentiment: Hero Arts™
Ink: Momento in brown and Color Box in Olive
Stamps: My Mind's Eye: I believe Stamps™


  1. This card is a typical 4.25"x"5.5".  
  2. I heat embossed the gold leaves and sentiment using Filigree Gold embossing powder.
  3. Then I used a piece of paper towel to rub on the olive ink and worked it towards the center.
  4. Heat emboss the white wreath stamp onto the Ripe Avocado™ card stock. 
  5. Use a piece of paper towel to rub the Momento ink onto the edges of the free hand cut paper.
  6. Place piece of Paper Trey Ink Dark Chocolate Satin ribbon around the card. Adhere.
  7. Use a foam dimensional to pop the wreath cut. 
  8. Make a bow from the Dark Chocolate satin ribbon. Adhere.
  9. Place Hero Arts self-adhesive gems™ where some of the berries might be. 

Now hop on over to Passionately Artistic to see what else the Design Team has created for your viewing pleasure! :)

This also qualifies for Kim's challenge at Off the Wall Craftiness:
The balloon swatch is a little more yellow so I changed that to gold. I hope that's okay! :)



Norma said...

Court, this is beautiful great embossing !!!! Love the ribbon in the middle:)

LesleyfromWI said...

Beautiful card. I love that gold embossing powder. I already put on my list for the next time I order from Paper Trey Ink! Beautiful

Celeste B. said...

What a beautiful, stunning card! I absolutely LOVE it!!!!! TFS! :) Great job!! :)

BettyBee said...

Court, this is such an elegant and rich card! The gold embossing is just perfect for this design! Love it!!!

Carol L said...

Beautiful!!! I love the colors, the brown is the perfect touch! Have a blessed day...

Carol L

Test blog said...

OH! SOO pretty! Love how you did the ribbon!

jen said...

Court this is stunning!!! Can you do a video and show us how you did this? If not no biggie...it was just a thought...lol
Love it!!!

lois said...

What a georgeous card - of course I didn't understand any of the directions, so am so anxious to see how this all comes about. See U soon
xxoo Grammy

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful

C said...

Great job on the technique! Thanks for visiting us at the May Arts blog!

Jenny said...

This is gorgeous Court, love it :) :) :) :) :)

sucor said...

Wow! this is stunning! The gold embossing is awesome!

Michele Kovack said...

Beautiful card! Wonderful technique!

Denine said...

This is beautiful Court. Love the embossing!!