Simon Says "Show Embossing!" So, I'm going to show some embossing! This is a tag I created using several different embossing techniques. First I started with a tag that I distressed with Wild Honey and Broken China Distress Inks. Next, I rubbed Walnut Stain Distress Ink over the interior of Tim Holtz' Patchwork Texture Fade folder so that all of the raised areas would be colorized with Walnut Stain. Then I slipped the colored tag into place and dry embossed it.
Next, I ran an embossing pen over the raised areas and sprinkled them with a mixture of Queens Gold and Copper embossing powder. Then I heat set the powder. I love the result! The patina looking tag is contrasted by those beautiful dark brown areas that are then highlighted with the goldish copper embossing powder! So, dry embossing followed by heat embossing layered on top of the dry embossing.
Next, I lightly rubbed the embossing ink pad on the edges of the tag, sprinkled more of the mixed embossing powder on the edges and heat set them. I like the randomness of the embossed powder. It looks like it is flaking off in some areas.
I love all of the images on this patchwork texture fade. The King of Clubs symbol, the big crown, the number 13 and the old vintage clock face specifically caught my eye. The King of Clubs image made me think of the playing card stamp I used on this tag.
I heat embossed the design on the card using Antiquities "Rust" embossing powder. I colored in the "king" in the center of the card using colored pencils. I distressed the edges of the card with Tim Holtz' distress tool and inked the card with Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and a little Black Soot Distress Inks for that aged look. Finally, I repeated the technique of lightly rubbing the embossing ink pad randomly around the edges of the card, sprinkled them with the goldish-copper mixed embossing powder and heat set it. I raised the card off of the tag using pop dots.
As a finishing touch, I heat embossed "LUCKY" on a scrap of a Graphic 45 paper and mounted it again onto a piece of kraft paper. I distressed the edges of the kraft paper and inked them with Black Soot. I attached two dark keys with small ball chains and popped that element into place above the playing card.
Finally, I added two earring pieces I found at a flea market to either side of "LUCKY".The earrings had no embellishments on them, only a bare metal cavity. So, I added the "bling" to the center of the earrings. I don't think they look like earrings anymore!
I named this tag "The King Of Diamonds".