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6.08.2011

Inspiration Challenge

I think I just discovered my new favorite thing. Kraft cardstock + white embossing powder + colored pencils!

I made this card for Lily Pad Card's Inspiration Challenge. I was inspired by this AMAZING card. I just love how the reds and white popped on the kraft. I don't have distress inks (which were used in the video at LilyPad), so I used colored pencils.

I did hit one snag along the way- my sloppy coloring got all over the bright white embossing, which dulled it quite a bit. I tried rubbing the color off, erasing it off, using a Q-tip with water (carefully!), and scraping at it with an X-acto knife. The knife worked the best, until I chipped off a section of the embossing.

Does anyone have tips for getting the stray colored pencil off of the embossing powder? I'd love to try this technique again soon!






6 comments:

  1. Wow this card looks amazing. Nice, Simple, Clean and yet so vibrant. Love it.

    Kate

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  2. This beautiful, love how vibrant the flower looks, great job with the coloring too.

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  3. This is stunning! I've added it to mine techniques to try list!

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  4. Do you use mineral spirits with your colored pencils? I'm not sure if this would work but I use mineral spirits for blending my pencils. It cuts the wax. Maybe it would remove the pencil from the embossing too. I would do a test spot first. I dip a blending stump into the mineral spirit then lightly lift off of the embossing. If need more help or have more questions you can email me at loveaugargem@gmail.com

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  5. Go over the embossed parts with a white gel pen. It works well.

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