23 July 2011

Stampendous Saturday: Sprinkle Embossing

Welcome to another Stampendous Saturday! Today I'm going to share one of my favorite new techniques with you.  I don't have a video (no video camera - *le gasp*!) or step-by-step photos, so I'm just going to talk you through this one.  Don't worry, it's easy!  It is hands down the best way to add texture and pops of color to your cards, as well as serious visual interest.  On this card, I just let the brand new Queen Crown cling rubber image (released at CHA a few days ago, and available in stores now - the website is a little slower in getting it but it's coming) be the focal point and gave it a fun background.

I don't know if this technique I learned from the amazing peeps over at Stampendous actually has a name or not, but I've taken to calling it Sprinkle Embossing. Here's what you ned:
  • card stock
  • embossing powders (as many or as few as you want)
  • heat tool
And here's what you do:
  • Starting with your first color, sprinkle a bit of powder randomly on you card stock panel (here, I used the entire card base) - NO versamark or embossing ink required.
  • Heating from the underside of the card, melt your powder.  Heating from the underside prevents the heat tool from blowing your powder away.  I actually heat everything this way now - I love it!
  • Repeat with any additional colors, or in any other spots you want!
Stampendous released some fabulous new embossing powders called Fran•táge Powders, and they have a thicker, chunkier texture. For this technique especially, they are PERFECT!!! Look for them on the website (coming soon) and in stores!  You can use regular, non chunky embossing powder as well.

You can see another close up example of when I used this technique on my Vintage Cameo card, my Swirly Bird card, and on my Green Dragonfly card.  I used a mix of the Fran•táge Powders and regular embossing powders on those cards.

I'd LOVE it if you tried this technique, and left a link here in the comments section to your project (a direct link, please!).

Now, for the weekly fun! I'm giving away the gorgeous new cling rubber Queen Crown stamp I used on this card, courtesy of Stampendous.

Want to win this set? All you have to do is leave a comment (but I encourage you to try out this technique!) on this post by Friday, July 29 at 6:00 PM EST. I'll announce the winner on Saturday the 30th, with my next Stampendous Saturday post! Thanks for stopping by!

For even more blog candy, visit my fabulous teammates Cyndi Bundy and Wendy Jordan today! They're giving away Stampendous goodness!

And before I go, I guess I should tell you who won the Poppy Bottles set from last week! Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by and left comments - they are much appreciated! The winner is..... Kandi Phillips!! Please use the "email me" button on the left of my blog to send me an email, and put Stampendous Candy Winner in the subject line.  Include your snail mail addy, and I'll pass it on to the shipping elves at Stampendous, who will get your prize on its way to you!
Stamps: Queen Crown (Stampendous)
Card Stock: Bazzill Baby Blue, Clementine
Ink: Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Accessories: Creative Impressions ribbon, Aged Copper Embossing Enamel,  Shabby White Embossing Enamel 
Tools: Heat gun
Size: 4"x5"


Krissy said...

Taylor, this card is beautiful! The crown stamp is so detailed and elegant, I would love to get it inky!

Have a great day!

Pam Hornschu said...

Love all the texture from this technique. Beautiful card, Taylor!

Scrappychick said...

Gorgeous Taylor!!

Alison said...

Wow!!! What a fantastic new image and a very cool (well...HOT!) technique! Love it! Will totally be trying that out. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jan Marie said...

Beautiful card. . .and thanks for the tip and tutorial on the new technique! Blessings!

-Agnes- said...

What an elegant stamp - beautiful card!

Sue D said...

Cool technique--I will have to try it.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Wendy said...

Great card Taylor!! You explained the technique perfectly. Have you burned a hole in your paper from heating from underneath yet? I have. Have a great weekend!

Lea said...

Beautiful card and what a cool technique. Would love to win and try it out myself! Thanks for sharing!

Lea Kimmel

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh what a gorgeous crown, and that technique just ROCKS! Can't wait to try it! xxD

Nikki said...

That is just so elegant and love how you've done the background :)
hugs Nikki

Ardilla said...

It´s my first time in your blog, I think... great technique for this great card :)

Thanks for the chance!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

What a different technique, thanks for sharing. And thanks for a chance to win too.

Neha Jain said...

ya sure i want to win...thanks for chance to win
new follower here

Brennen said...

Genius! Heating from the underneath side. Geeze, why didn't I think of that?

Would love to win the crown stamp.

Sandra said...

very cool technique!
Sandra ltb

Jingle said...

I love it! I often heat from underneath, too, just to prevent flyaway powder! This looks great all sprinkled around!

Erin said...

I'm a sucker for a new technique. I will have to try it.

Maria Levine said...

Wonderful Taylor! Love it! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Taylor, emailing you now! Seriously love that cool sprinkle embossing look I can't wait to try this out!

Cheryl said...

What a cool technique Taylor, I'm going to try it tonight!

Toucan Scraps said...

very elegant Taylor.

Jennifer Dove said...

beautiful card!!! Love the embossing. And I own that ribbon (its by Creative Impressions) and its my very most favorite!!!!

Jenny said...

Love the card and the technique! Don't have the supplies to try it yet BUT I have put an order in for some supplies and I WILL try it as soon as they come in. Thanks for taking the time to teach new ideas to new card makers!

Jenny said...

Love the card and the technique! Thanks for taking the time to teach new card makers new techniques. As soon as my embossing supplies come in I WILL be trying this. Thanks again and BEAUTIFUL card!