Archive for September 21st, 2012

September 2012 CTMH Use Your Stash Blog Hop – Embossing Powders

WELCOME!  I’m so glad you are joining us for our “Use Your Stash Blog Hop”.  If you have already started, you should be coming from Rachel Ventura’s Blog.  If this is your first stop, continue through until you make your way back here.  This month we are using embossing powders.  Embossing is a technique that I don’t use as often as I should.  It is so pretty.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Adore stamp set, Cotton Candy pigment ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Sweetheart Paper Packet (retired), Grey Wool cardstock (retired), Unity stamp set (retired), and Black & Grey Sparkles Assortment.

Overall, I am not a big fan of pigment inks, however they are the go-to when it comes to embossing.  If you are new to stamping, I consider this a more advanced technique.  If you start out with pigment inks and embossing you may very easily be disappointed in the results.  I do love the look of embossing though, and should really do it more often.  It just takes a bit of practice.

I don’t know if it is the difference in ink or the added embossing but I was surprised at the difference in color I ended up with.  I like the brightness of the Cotton Candy color but the pigment was much softer, closer to Blush.  Here is the dye ink and then my embossed pigment of the same Cotton Candy side by side:

Now hop on over to Judy Faye Garner’s Blog for more ideas on using up your stash.

Here is a list of participants:

  1. Shirley Ross
  2. Joy McHargue
  3. Rachel Ventura
  4. Wendy Kessler
  5. Judy Faye Garner
  6. Tabbi Fritz