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Triple Thick Embossing

Welcome to the Hochanda blog, and another card made using the Chloe stamps.  I have been lucky in that I can pop into the Hochanda building to choose just what I want to craft with - but I didn't want to make just one project for each set of stamps.  I could use these for so many more projects - but I have so many other products to have a go at!  I'll hand my stamps back tomorrow....but for now, here's that wonderful background stamp again.

This time I used cosmic shimmer Colour Clouds ink, check them out here:

http://www.hochanda.com/ProductListing.aspx?id=Colour+clouds

I inked the stamp up with a sponge, using the blue and the purple ink - allowing it to blend directly on the stamp.  You can stamp immediately, or alternatively spritz with water directly onto the stamp.  This will allow the ink to blend more evenly.

The card looks lovely as is, but I wanted that fantastic glaze effect, which can be obtained using clear embossing powder:



Doesn't it look fabulous.  And it's easy to achieve.  

Cover the card with versamark ink, then cover with ultra thick clear embossing powder.  Melt the powder using a slow heat gun (I use the Heat It tool).  I sprinkled a little white embossing powder on, as though I was adding salt!  And also a little silver mica flake.  Heat slowly.  When the powder has all melted, apply another layer of the clear embossing powder, and more sprinkles if you wish.  I love the way the white powder moves when it's being heated.



You will have to bend the card to try to flatten it when it's cooling, which may lead to the powder cracking.  I quite like this look - but if you need to get rid of the cracks, you can re-heat the powder.

I punches 3 snowflakes, which I glued together, 


I stamped Merry Christmas, which the blue Colour Cloud ink.  I cut this into a banner, which I glued onto my embossed tile.

Rather than ribbon, I decided to use silver wire, which I wrapped so it appeared to have 3 layers.  I glued it at the back to hold it in place.


One of Chloe's sparkle embellishments in the centre of my snowflake finished the card off perfectly.

Mat and layer, and you have a very special card:

For the stamps and bling, follow this link:




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