Hello and thanks for stopping by today! It’s an exciting day in my corner of the universe today. I am honored to be the Guest Designer this week at the Tic Toe Challenge with a fun new challenge this week. This type of challenge is really versatile and allows for different ways to use our supplies. I chose the bottom row across which allows me to feature these three items in my project: enamel dots, birthday & green. Green leaves, birthday packaging and silver dots are a great combo! Thanks so much to the TTT Challenge for having me as the guest this week, I am honored to be stamping with the Team 🙂
How to color an embossed image
I’m crafting with the Tic Tac Challenge Challenge this week. I chose the bottom row across. CLICK HERE to visit now.
measurements for this project
Whisper White Thick card stock card base: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Sahara Sand card stock layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″
Whisper White Thick panel: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
scraps of Old Olive and Whisper White card stock for die cuts
Cake Soiree stamp & Sweet Cake Framelits
As well as a beautiful cake image, there are more beauties in the Cake Soiree bundle. By gathering the greenery die cuts with Silver Baker’s Twine, there is a fresh floral bouquet to accompany the gift package. I love fresh flowers! After the images were embossed with Silver embossing powder, I used the Ivory Stampin Blends marker to give subtle color to the flowers on the package and blooms. Old olive worked perfectly for the leaves. Be careful not to touch the embossed lines as it will damage easily.
The alcohol in the Stampin Blends markers literally break down the melted embossing like acid. It’s not something I want to see while coloring an image, but here it is. To remedy this project and keep it from landing in the scrap bin, I used the melted silver powder to act like shading. Adding shaded color to any image is a good coloring practice, and this shading just so happens to match the embossing, lol! It pretty much all worked out and I learned another lesson in crafting. Don’t cross the streams, as my husband would say in quoting the Ghost Busters movie. I will go for watercolor pencils next time 😉
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Having more ways to create a focal point on your project can make a project work for you. I hope you like this project and will come back to visit often! Thanks for stopping by today.
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