I love a challenge! I made this card as a result of a challenge from my “up-line” or manager Mimi Henwood to our Team on Facebook. A great part of Stampin’ Up! is the group activities and friends. This card was created using an “old” technique with embossing powder and a new twist. If you heat layers of embossing powder on a circle of card stock you get a great little “coin” effect.
Here is my Patriotic “Coin” Card for our group challenge…
My “coin” is the little silver starburst under the Pacific Point punched heart.
How do you Create A Coin?
1. Punch out a circle, that is just as big or bigger than your chosen stamp.
2. Coat the entire piece of paper with Versamark Ink.
3. Cover with Stampin’ Emboss Powder (I used silver) and Heat Set with your Embossing Heat Tool.
4. REPEAT steps 2 & 3…two more times! Yes, re-emboss the embossed circle.
***Right before you heat it for the 3rd time, ink up your stamp in Versamark Ink to “have it ready”. Be sure to press it deeply into the ink pad. You want to coat all the areas of the stamp (high and low spots).
5. As soon as you heat set for the 3rd time, immediately press your Versamarked image into the soft “coin”.
***You need to do this quickly…as the embossed coin will only stay “impressionable” for so long after it is heated.
What a fun technique that I had forgotten about. I love that about challenges. They can really get you out of your normal crafting tools and habits. This challenge had two parts. 1. Make it patriotic. 2. Use the “coin” technique. FUN!
I really like all the glitz on this one. I used lots of different sparkle supplies. Some of my favorite supplies all in one project, Glimmer Paper in both Silver and Red, Rhinestone Basic Jewels colored with a Blue Sharpie, and Dazzling Details.
Thank you for visiting today. Happy Friday. I hope you have some fun events planned. I have lots of craftiness planned with the Robotics Mom’s tonight and Mimi’s Team Meeting tomorrow. Can’t wait for the creativity to begin! All the best, Diana