by Roni Johnson
Bring up the word embossing in a group of paper-crafting people and 9 times out of 10 they are going to say they only use embossing to outline a stamped image. Well, embossing is so much more than that. Today, I want to share one of my favorite embossing techniques that I like to call “painting” with embossing powder or in this case, Imagine’s new Mboss Embossing Powders! In addition to the traditional white, black, clear, silver and gold they have a wide range of color and spectacular glittery powders to work within cardmaking projects.
Time: 30 minutes
Cut a piece of cardstock to the desired size. If desired, swipe or dust the cardstock with an anti-static tool/bag.
Position the stencil over the piece of cardstock.
Use a sponge dauber to apply VersaMark ink over the upper third of the stencil.
Remove the stencil and shake the first color of Mboss powder over the wet ink. I started with Shimmery Night Sky. Shake off the excess powder and return it to the handy stand up pouch for future use.
Heat the powder to melt; let cool before moving to the next step.
Carefully reposition the stencil over the already embossed area of the card and ink up the middle third of the card again using the sponge dauber and VersaMark ink.
Sprinkle the next color of Mboss Embossing Powder over the inked area; shake off excess and return it to the pouch.
Use the heat tool to melt the powder.
Repeat steps 2-5 for the final third of the card. And you’ll be left with an amazing design bursting with color, texture, and dimension.
Mount the panel on a black card base using Tear It! Tape; stamp the sentiment with Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink on scrap paper and affix it to the card using On Point Glue.
- Mboss Embossing Powder – Shimmery Night Sky, Birthday Party, Lucky Stars
- VersaFine Clair – Nocturne
- On Point Glue
- Tear It! Tape
- Craft Mat
- Sponge Dauber
- The Crafters Workshop – Mandala Stencil
- Rubber Stamp Tapestry – Sentiment
- Heat Tool
- White & Black Cardstock