Monday, July 21, 2014

BSS MONDAY IDEA - Christmas in July in Gold

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Didn't want July to end without a Christmas in July card!  I personally like making Christmas cards year round, so this wasn't a stretch for me.

Today's idea uses Ranger's Ultra Thick Embossing Powder.
It's an old technique, but one I had not done in a long time and
I thought it would make a nice Christmas card.

The pickup truck stamp is stamped into layers of heated Ultra Thick Embossing Powder.

The completed card.


Cut a panel of heavy card stock (I used white) that will accommodate the stamp you plan on using.
Using a Versamark clear ink pad, pounce the pad on the panel until it is completely covered.
Sprinkle Gold Ultra Thick Embossing Powder over the entire panel and heat with your heat gun.
I suggest you do this in a box because some of the powder is blown off.  Hold the gun a few inches
from the panel to start.  After all the embossing powder is melted, let cool.  Repeat with the Versamark and the embossing powder several more times, until you get a thick layer (I did mine 5 times)  On the last layer,
have your stamp ready at your side, heat the last layer until fully melted, then stamp your image in
the center.  Press the image into the hot EP and leave it sit for a minute.  Remove your stamp.  If  for any reason you are not satisfied with how it stamped, just use your heat gun to reheat the panel and stamp again.
Lastly, I used a stiff stipple brush and some black dye ink to fill in the details of the image, then
using a paper towel on one finger wiped the excess from the top.
Note:  You must use a RUBBER stamp for this technique.
Do NOT use a clear stamp, the heat will ruin it.

Don't have Ultra thick embossing powder, you can use regular embossing powder
, it will just require more layers.

What I used
Base card is white  card stock 5x7 inches
Gold Glitter paper mat is 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches
White card stock, run through Darice snowflake embossing folder 43/4 x 3 1/2 inches
Gold embossed panel is 41/2 x 3 inches
Stamp - Pick up Truck, Rubber Cottage (1114FB)
Snowflake dies - Penny Black S1-015)
WOW neutral Ultra Shimmer embossing powder (W502R)
on snowflakes
Gold Pearls - Queen and Company
Stamp on the inside sentiment - Just Rite Antique Christmas Tags One (CR03780)

Hope you have time to try this lovely technique.  Start with a small stamp and panel.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day. Until later...........


Sue said...

WOW! Such an effective technique, the gold embossing looks amazing and I love the white snowflakes.
Take care, sending you hugs
Sue xx

Sandra H said...

"WOW" l have to say this is absolutely stunning x

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent! that looks like embossed metal. Beautiful work. - Jim

cuilliesocks said...

Fantastic technique Sue, gorgeous gold embossing and image, fab layering and colours, hugs Kate x

America said...

Hi Teamie. What a gorgeous GOLDEN embossed technique. Brilliant!