Sunday, September 3, 2023

Using the "Trapped Color" Embossing Technique to Make Cards

 Trapped color is a new to me technique that I decided to try, to my delight. It involves putting color down on cardstock. 

  • I used Distress Oxides and a rainbow colors in a diagonal on a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 white cardstock. 
  • I then took a detailed lacelike stencil and taped it over the color. 
  • Using my versamark ink pad I pressed it generously over the stencil being careful to not move the stencil at all. 
  • Carefully removed the stencil pulling the cardstock away and not brush it in anyway to disrupt the ink. 
  • I put it in my powder tray and generously sprinkled clear embossing powder over the entire card front.
  • Shake the cardstock to evenly distribute the powder
  • Shake the excess powder off onto the tray and return it to the jar.
  • Take a heater and completely melt the embossing grains till all the covered areas are shiny. 
  • Let oxide inks dry before taking Intense Black ink and a blending brush and go over the entire card front filling in the non embossed areas. 
  • Wipe off excess black ink.

Here is the result:  

Here are the 2 videos showing how to make these cards:

Stained Glass Card:

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 540:

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1 comment:

  1. Wow your colours are so vibrant and fun, I love this! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC