Today’s share is actually a card that started out as a “reject” when I was playing around with embossing paste techniques. I created what ended up as the background for this card, and it wasn’t what I wanted for what I was making, so went into the pile of failed attempts.
My eldest daughter, Madeleine, turned the silver and gold background into this beauty:
The embossing paste gives the background a beautiful raised texture – quite a bit more than embossing powder alone could achieve.
The embossing powder over the top of the paste gives the background a shiny, metallic finish. I used to think it was taboo, but I love the mixing of the different metallic colors now.
When the background is quite striking or intense like this one, it’s best to keep the remaining elements simple so as to not visually compete. These dies are from the Nature’s Harvest die set, and they are cut from both Soft Suede and Early Espresso.
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Thanks so much for stopping by my stamping studio today! ~ Jacque Williams