Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Contrast Embossing Blog Hop

Welcome to our group’s first edition of our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 11 Close to My Heart Consultants 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.  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 Sheila'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.  

  I had so much fun playing with this technique, there are an unlimited amount of ways to use it on your layouts and cards.  In this layout I used the same basic idea as the original technique featured in the ideabook of light background and dark embossing powder.  At first I thought "what's the point?" there isn't really a problem stamping dark ink on light ink.  Once I had it finished tho' I saw that using the black embossing powder made my image pop right out of the page - dramatic end results.  I love it.

Here I reversed the idea by using white embossing powder over the outdoor denim ink I spritzed on the cardstock first.  I was way more than pleased with these results and how it appears that the embossed swirls are actually on the paper.....stinkin cool!!

Did I tell you how much fun I had playing with this?  I decided to try using our white pigment ink as opposed to embossing ink and using my trusty paint brush, I drug the ink across the page, then stamped my image and embossed with Cocoa powder.  You can see where the white daisy ink was not quite dry and the embossing powder stuck to it creating the streaks.....

Check out the basic technique instructions in the ideabook here.  One tip - make sure your background ink is good and dry before continuing on with the embossing.  I used my craft heater on the background just to be sure!

Here is a list of the supplies I used in each photo.....
#1 - 
Z2116 - Cranberry Exclusive Ink
Z760 -   Black Embossing Powder
D1470 - Dreams Come True Stamp Set
D1190 - Weathered Backgrounds Stamp Set

#2 - 
Z2240 - Outdoor denim reinker
Z673 -  White Daisy Embossing powder
Z1380 - Spray Pen
C1439 - Enjoy Life stamp set

#3 - 
Z2263 - White Daisy Exclusive reinker
Z1246 - Cocoa Embossing powder
C1278 - Library Cards Stamp Set

For a look at the full layouts I used these techniques on visit the My Art section of my website. 

Now you are ready to continue onto Neely'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!

Here is a complete list of the blogs you will find more technique samples in....just in case!
  1. Debi Barber – http://debiistheothersister.blogspot.com/
  2. Neely Dean – http://neelydean.blogspot.com/           
  3. Kelly George – http://sassyscrapperstudio.blogspot.com/
  4. Carol Harris – http://carol-harris.blogspot.com/
  5. Heather Martin – http://heathermmartin.blogspot.com/
  6. Melissa Robinson – http://mlisrobinson.blogspot.com/
  7. Shirley Ross – http://momnmescrap.blogspot.com/
  8. Rachel Ventura – http://happyscrappinsquad.blogspot.com/
  9. Tonya Whitehurst – http://heartandsoulscrappers.blogspot.com/
  10. Xellina Wieland – http://xellina.blogspot.com/ 
  11. Sheila Wilkerson – http://ezscrapbooks.blogspot.com/


Teri Baxter said...

Debi, very cool versions of the technique! I love the reverse twist :)

Kidz Planet @ VAOG said...

Debi - You always amaze me! Thank you for the inspiration! Love you!

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