Embossing powder

It is time for the Crash Your Stash challenge over at Outlawz. This is a fun challenge where you are provided with a cue of something to use out of your stash that you may not have used for a long time. This month the cue is Embossing Powder.

My card has no coloring on it. I used a precolored image from Imagine That Digistamp for my focal image. This hummingbird is from the Fuschia & Hummingbird digi. I created my cardpanel in Silhouette Studio and created a rectangle sized at 4x5.5 inches. I filled the space with a paper from the Pumpkin Delight digital paper collection by We Are 3. I reduced the opacity some so that the color was a bit lighter. I measured the size of the die cuts that I wanted to use as my flower and resized the hummingbird so that it fit on the front of the card and still left space for a sentiment. I then printed out the panel and the bird onto white cardstock.

I returned the page to the Silhouette and added two more hummingbird shapes before cutting the page out. I ran a black marker around the edge of the colored hummingbird. I colored the edges of the white shapes with a black marker and then glued the shapes together. I stamped the sentiment in the corner of my cardpanel using a stamp from the Power Poppy Geraniums Take Two stamp set using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I covered the ink with detail clear embossing powder.

My "flower" is made with a previous Spellbinders Small die of the Month die set. I cut the layers out and glued all of them together except the top layer. Using Versamark ink, I added clear embossing powder to the top die cut. Constantly adding more ink and more powder as the layers cooled, I added a total of 3 layers of powder and the shapes are beautifully shiny and raised. I then glued the top layer to the lower layers and arranged the shapes on my cardpanel. I then added the hummingbird and finally added the cardpanel to a dark purple cardbase.

Embossing powder is such a fun medium to use. It adds a beautiful touch to cards and I would love to see your creation in our challenge. I know some of you do gorgeous embossing work. Please come and join our Crash Your Stash challenge this month in Outlawz.

Supplies Used
Digital Files
Imagine That Digistamp Fuschia & Hummingbird digi
We Are 3 Pumpkin Delight digital paper collection

White cardstock
Paper Studio cardbase with coordinating envelope

Coloring Medium
Tombow Dual Brush Pen

Versafine Onyx Black ink
Versamark Ink

Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
1/8 inch Scor-Tape

Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine
Epson Expression ET-2650 Ecotank Printer
Wagner Heat Gun
EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Powder Tool

Stampendous clear embossing powder

Power Poppy Geraniums Take Two stampset

Spellbinders Small Die of the Month club sets
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  1. Beautiful card. Love the hummingbird and the dies. [Bunny]`

  2. Beautiful hummingbird and lovely card.

  3. Such a precious card! Love the hummingbird and the soft colors - this is really something!

  4. Beautiful card and love the humming bird
    Carol x

  5. Gorgeous card, Monica! I love that you've used EP so liberally to create shine and texture. Beautifully done! hugs, de

  6. Monica, that is the most beautiful hummingbird! I think it is just such a beautiful color and I love the Spellbinders flower you made! Stunning!!

  7. Gorgeous hummer, Monica, and I love the die cuts you chose for the flower! What a marvelous creation.

  8. I love the clever way you crashed your stash with embossing powder on this card, Monica. Layering it on die cuts is fabulous way to add interest to them. Your flower is gorgeous. I also like the way you layer your die cuts for dimension. You always remind me of all the ways I can play with my die cuts to make them more interesting. xo Nancy

  9. Gorgeous card! I love your hummingbird and flower.

    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

    Rijacki's Workshop
    Through The Craft Room Door

  10. A great use of colours Monica. Thank you for joining our 'wings' challenge at Cardz 4 Galz :) Lynda DT

  11. Such a pretty card, Monica. I thought initially that the flower had been quilled - the off set die cuts are a great idea. x

  12. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

  13. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CIP, good luck!!! Amy DT

  14. Such an amazing card, Monica! I love the colorful hummingbird and your beautiful cut flowers. I love the EP layer