This weekend, I played around with the new thick embossing folder - Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder (pg 46, Occasions catalog.) If you are like most, you have a hard time making masculine cards. Well, this first card does it. It is a technique that one of NC demos has been doing and I thought I'd give it a try. I did mine a bit differently than she does though.
I took a piece of Aluminum Foil and rubbed some Staz-On ink all over it. Next, I adhered the piece of Aluminum Foil to black cardstock and ran it through the embossing folder. Next step was to rub VersaMark on the Foil and sprinkle on some embossing powder - whatever color you desire! I decided on copper. There is such a glare on the piece, it is hard to see it well but I hope you get the idea. Next I adhered the panel to a piece of Basic Gray cardstock that I had stamped with one of the grunge stamps from Touches of Textures (in Basic Gray ink.) I adhered the whole piece to black cardstock. I stamped the sentiment (retired) in Versa-Mark and embossed it with copper also onto black cardstock. Don't forget to rub the piece first with the Embossing Buddy! I mounted the sentiment piece onto Basic Gray and used dimensionals to pop it up.
My next card is a bit simpler! I rubbed Early Espresso ink onto the embossing folder and embossed a piece of Tip Top Taupe. The Espresso ink goes into the crevices of the embossing folder giving the illusion of chicken wire! I stamped the chick with Staz-On ink and used the watercolor pencils to color him (on shimmery paper). Everything is matted onto red cardstock.
Hope you enjoy these cards and will make some of your own!