I wanted to share with you a quick tip for creating striking cards in minutes using stamps and embossing powders.
You know those stamps with lots of surface area for applying ink to? If you use them on coloured card, with a contrasting colour of embossing powder, you can achieve a really striking result. Here's one I made a few years ago now, but it's still one of my favourite cards!
As you can see, I used a turquoise card base and chose a stamp with lots of surface area, which I stamped onto the card using embossing ink. I sprinkled a contrasting colour embossing powder all over, tapped off the excess, and heat embossed it. I think you'll agree, it is very impactful because of the colour contrast.
This stamp was only large enough to cover one half of the card, so I stamped it twice to cover the whole of the card. Top tip: to disguise the "join" in the middle, choose some ribbon or embellishments to strategically place so that they hide any gap between the two stamped images. In my case, I stamped and embossed some butterflies to match the card, cut them out and fixed them all the way up the centre, with a gap for a sentiment.
This card was finished simply with some cream lace, adhesive pearls and some pearl drops.
This kind of striking design would work with any stamp with lots of surface area, such as lino cut stamps for example, and it only took a matter of minutes!