These days I only ever seem to use clear embossing powder. Which is a great pity as I have a lovely collection of powders, mostly dating back to that buying frenzy a newbie crafter has when they first discover the magic of heat embossing. And it IS magic, isn't it? I still remember the amazement I felt the first time I saw it being done.
But now all my lovely variegated, metallic, pearlised and holographic powders are sitting neglected in favour of clear, with black, gold and silver getting occasional airings.
Well, it's about time I put that right! So today I have stamped a butterfly and greeting with a metallic purple pad and then embossed using a powder called "Pink Pearls". I find the glitter card I've matted it on a real b****r to use - sanding off the glitter in the middle doesn't always work very well so the image doesn't stick properly, but I had a brainwave today - I cut out the centre of the mat and then mounted the butterfly on very thin foam pads placed in the aperture. Now I need to solve the problem of the glitter falling off the cut edge of the card. Or give up using glitter card.
The photo really doesn't do justice to the lovely pearlescent effect of the powder. I think it's because today is such a grey, wet, gloomy day that I had to use flash - it's made the gems reflect too much light as well.
I'm playing along with
Clear it out challenge - Embossing
CAS on Sunday - Butterfly