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!