METALLIC EMBOSSING POWDER
I've a fun and funky card to share with you:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Kaboom!, Halftone Basics
Inks: Versamark; Hero Arts - Green Neon, Blue Neon; Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies: WMS - Kaboom
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Stampin' Up! Card - Basic Black; Embossing Powder - Gold, Silver; Copic Markers
I've used a couple of challenges to make this card. This week's Inkspirational Challenge - INK#79 is to use neon colours - done! The layout is based on the sketch at CAS Colours & Sketches - CASC&S#117, but I've made an A2 card instead of square. Both my husband and son (and me) really like graphic novels and that gave me the idea. I've been dying to play with these fab halftone stamps since I got them. I stamped the border in Versamark and heat embossed with silver and gold powder. On some scrap white card I used yellow, green and blue Copic neon markers to create a gradient of colour and die cut the word Kaboom! Once dried I stamped the dots onto in Versamark and embossed with silver powder. I also die cut the word in black and very carefully assembled the black frame, the gradient word and added back the black spaces. I stamped two halftone images in neon ink and the star frame in Versamark, embossing in gold and silver. An unexpected bonus was tht the neon ink wasn't quite dry, so embossing powder stuck to it and the result is fab. Here's a close up of the metallic embossing.
I added a border of neon and a simple sentiment, as well as some stars. On the inside I cut a mat layer of black card and simply stamped more halftone images in neon ink.
For more inspiration using metallic embossing powders check out the projects from the Design Team. Have fun with the challenge, you have until Tuesday 14th April midnight BST (7.00pm EDT) to play along.
By the way - thank you to everyone who applied to join the team. We are in the process of going through the submissions and will let the successful applicants know as soon as possible.
Before I go a few words about April's Fool day. I don't go practical jokes, but I do enjoy some of the more elaborate ones created by companies. While I didn't see the programme, I do think that one of the best jokes ever was the Spaghetti Trees - reported by Panorama on BBC TV in 1957!! Here's a clip from the programme - enjoy: