One of my first "favorite" things about stamping was gold embossing powder... the glitz, the sparkle, the elegance just drew me in. As time went on I kinda forget about my gold ep and it sat buried under all those other supplies. Well for this Limelight post I decided to brush off that jar and put it to good use again. I combined the gold embossing power with another one of my personal challenges.... to NOT use white paper on a card.
For this card I used the Thank You set and embossed the sentiment block on brown paper. For the Tulips I used a light orange paper, embossed with gold and added shadows of color with Copic markers.
I grabbed Strut Your Stuff for the next card and embossed the image on a tan piece of cardstock with the gold ep. The bird itself was colored with irridescent watercolor paints. I love combining this type of medium with embossing... it just adds more shimmer to the projects. If you don't have the watercolor paints you can also use Pearl Ex (with a bonding agent), shimmerz, or liquid pearls.
For my last card I used the Cherries & Peaches set. The main image was colored with a combination of Copics and Irridescent watercolor paints. I also added a little bit of white gel pen for added highlights.
I stamped a sentiment that wasn't fitting in my open area very well so I cut it apart and rearranged it.
Thanks for joining me for week 3. I hope you enjoyed this Limelight post and find a chance to try some of these techniques. Have a great day!