CCEE Stampers in January. This week she asked us to create cards using silhouette stamps AND to be sure to use a sentiment on the front.
Well.....I LOVE silhouettes, so the hardest thing was to decide which one I would use this week. I went with this 'wild' one from (I think) I Brake for Stamps. This should have been an easy card, but my embossing powder gave me a hard time. What you can't see here is that the background on the image is sponged. Well, I sponged with distress inks and apparently they 'attract' embossing powder. I did this image three times....the first time the entire image was covered in embossing powder.......the second, I heated the sponged background before doing the embossing.......still stuck to the whole area........and the third time I 'dried' it with the heat gun twice, let it rest, and then embossed my image. I ended up having to take a paint brush and get rid of most of the powder from the wrong places HOWEVER, as you can see, it is still a bit messy.......am going to have to figure this problem out......Have never had this problem before, but I may never have used the distress inks for sponging before. Anyhooooooo....this was the best I could do.
Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the fabulous silhouetted creations by the rest of this fabulous team.