Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Contrast Embossing - Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to this group’s first attempt at a Technique Blog Hop! This month there are 11 of us highlighting the “Contrast Embossing” Technique as shown on page 31 in the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book!

This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit this link. While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way. Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Kelly's Blog, you are on the right track! You will find variations for this technique's use through this hop.

This 6x6 card was made using the Originals pattern "Background Bar" (pg 75). The larger heart was stamped at the "background" using Cotton Candy ink, and the smaller heart was stamped using Versamark and embossed with Baby Pink powder. This element was then cut out, leaving a small border of white, and then "popped" with foam tape to the center of the Tulip cardstock mat.
If you would like to see details on the technique or my supply list, please continue reading below. If not, please continue onto Heather's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!
Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Supply List:
Sweetheart MyReflections Level 2 Paper Pack (X7134B)
Black Bigger Brads (Metal Assortment Z1366)
Black Ribbon (Black Mini Medley Z1393)
Black Ink (Z2105)
Pink Assortment Buttons (Z1370)
Cotton Candy Ink (Z2193)
Versamark Ink (Z891)
Craft Heater (Z555)
Baby Pink Embossing Powder (Z648)
3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
Love Language Stamp Set (D1343)

The steps to Contrast Embossing are:

1. Stamp background image on project.
2. Stamp additional images in Versamark ink. Sprinkle with contrasting color of embossing powder.
3. Tap off excess powder. Set with craft heater.

Here you can see a visual demonstration of this technique.

Thanks for stopping by! Continue onto Heather's Blog to continue the hop!


  1. Carol, the first thing I said when I saw your card was 'awwww!'. So cute - love the layering.