Today I’m up on Lindy’s Gang blog to show you a simple technique to finish your project.
Most of the time when you make a tag or a card, to finish your project, you inked the edges of your background with Distress ink. If you want to have a more beautiful finish, you can sprinkle the Distress ink with an embossing powder, that you will heat emboss. You will obtain a nice faded embossed border. The result is very beautiful.
Let me show you how to do this.
I make a set of two cards: one portrait, the other landscape. First, I colored two pieces of watercolor paper with Green With Envy Green and Golden Doubloons inks. After drying them, I inked the edges with brown Distress ink.
While the ink was still wet, I sprinkled the edges with Gimme Five Gold Detail EP. Before heating the embossing the powder, I tapped the paper to remove the excess powder. The result is a faded embossing edge.
I’ve done the same with the faceted heart. I inked the edges of the hearts with black Distress ink which I covered with Gimme Five Gold EP too.
I inked a few leaves with Green With Envy Green and Rusty Lantern Lime inks to add around the heart with a few flowers. To finish the cards, I added some glitters.
You can watch how to do it here:
You can see the whole process here: https://youtu.be/xd-EoLwT-8o
Lindy’s Gang products
- Starburst – Green with Envy Green, Rusty Lantern Lime;
- Moonshadow Mist – Golden Doubloons;
- Magical – ;
- Embossing powders – Gimme Five Gold Detail EP, Oakleaf Olive
- Flowers – 49 and Market (Garden Seeds: Poppy);
- Stencil – Finnabair Prima (Script);
- Die – Sizzix (Faceted Heart);
- Die – Memory Box (Leafy Branch);
- Art Ingredients – Finnabair Prima (Glitter Luminous Set);
- Art Basics – Finnabair Prima (Black Gesso, 3D Matte Gel, Soft Gloss Gel).