Basically you are going to use the same supplies you used in the original technique ~ Glossy Cardstock, Clear Embossing Ink & Powder, Alcohol Inks, etc. The main difference is you are going to plan your stamp placement ahead of time and ink accordingly. What do I mean by this?
I am going to use the card above as my example...
- I inked the glossy cardstock green where I knew the trees were going to be. I used a light color of alcohol ink for this initial layer (Lettuce) because I wanted it to really pop on the finished card.
- After I stamped and embossed the trees where desired using the clear embossing ink and powder.
- *Here is the difference from the original technique....Next I applied a variety of green alcohol inks only over the trees. I then applied 2-3 colors of blue alcohol inks to the rest of the sky area around and between the trees.
- Now continue with the original technique by placing a scrap of white paper over the embossed area, iron to melt and remove the embossing powder. This will reveal the lighter color of alcohol ink ~ against the darker blue background it is amazing.
To finish off this card I added a layer of gesso along the bottom edge and on the tree boughs to mimic snow.
After it was dry I added a bit of Stormy Sky Distress Ink to the peaks to highlight the dimension created by using gesso.
I then added two reindeer that were stamped and embossed on glossy cardstock which had previously been inked with Espresso, Latte & Caramel Alcohol Inks.
I finished the card off by stamping the sentiment in the upper left hand corner using Archival Ink.
So there you go...
A fun variation to bring a little bit of variety to your cards.
Hope you give it a try!