I found a neat technique on a video in You Tube for embossing acetate with ultrathick embossing powder. For this one, I used summery colors that really work well with the coppery colored powder. The only thing you have to be careful of is heating the acetate when you emboss the image - keep the heat gun moving, or the transparency will melt!
I really like the method - you'll definitely see another one from me using this technique!
Note: Finished card size is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
|Basic Black (SU!)||4 1/4" x 11"; scored at 5 1/2"|
|Barely Banana (SU!)||4 1/8" x 5 1/8"|
|Transparency (3M)||4" x 5"|
|Birthday Whimsey (Stampendous)|
|Alcohol Inks & felt applicator (Ranger)|
|Ultra-Thick Embossing Powder (Ranger)|
|Black Embossing Powder (CTMH)|
Stamp the sun image with the embossing ink in the lower right corner of the transparency, and cover in ultra-thick embossing powder, and shake off the excess. Heat with heat gun to emboss, constantly moving the heat so the transparency does not melt.
Apply a few drops of alcohol ink to a felt applicator and pounce onto the transparency. I used the colors Butterscotch, Terra Cotta, and Copper metallic additive. I "pounced" color over the sun, too.
Stamp the sentiment in embossing ink centered in the upper area of the transparency. Use the ink pad to sponge ink around the edges of the acetate sheet, with a little more in each corner. Cover in black embossing powder, and shake off the excess. Heat the acetate again with heat gun to emboss, constantly moving the heat so the transparency does not melt.
Mount the yellow cardstock onto the black card front, followed by the transparency. I used small pieces of double-sided tape in the corners, under the black embossing so the adhesive doesn't show.
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