Another old technique

Over on the Docrafts forum one of the challenges has been to ink over an embossed image.  Although I had seen this done in the past I don’t think I had tried it so was keen to have a go.

Inking over an embossed image - 1

This is a really simple technique in that you stamp an image with VersaMark or some other clear embossing pad, heat embossed with clear powder and then use a coloured stamp pad to go over the embossed image to make it ‘pop’ out.   The stamp I have used here is the JillyBeanSoup one and the sentiment which I have put around the edges is another of my Artistic Stamper prize ones.   I wasn’t sure if this ended up looking a bit too fussy for me so I also did this one.

Inking over embossing card - 2

The second image on this card hasn’t ‘popped’ as well as the top image and I think that is because the colour ink I have used is too light.   The image on the first card is really the best as the colour just worked as it should.  It is a great technique but obviously needs a little refinement to get the contrast right.   mind you looking at this photo it has not turned out to well for you to see what I am talking about.   It is a little more effective when you see it in the flesh so to speak.   Anyway I hope that maybe you might have a go and see what you come up with.  I ‘m sure I will have another attempt before long.  Might work great for Christmas cards.

Happy Crafting.

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One Response to Another old technique

  1. Linda(MssyG) says:

    Wow a great technique will have a go myself. Love the sentiment border you have created
    Linda

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