I thought this card was so pretty when I saw it! And it used Iridescent Ice embossing powder which I had never (successfully) used before. I wanted a "wow" card to send for Christmas thank yous and decided to give this a try. It worked! They are really pretty. It's always difficult to capture glitter in photos, but I think you can get the idea. The top panel is solid glitter - but it is heat embossed and doesn't rub off.
To use the Irdescent Ice Embossing powder:
- Stamp the panel as desired.
- Blot the entire panel with a VersaMark stamp pad. I tried "rubbing" the pad over the piece of card stock and "blotting" worked better.
- Sprinkle Iridescent Ice embossing powder over the panel and pour/tap off excess.
- When I did have to handle it, I touched the areas under where I would be placing the ribbon - that way if I rubbed off any versamark or embossing powder, it would later be hidden.
- Heat with tool gun until powder is completely melted. Since I covered the entire panel, there was nowhere to hold without burning my fingers. So I laid it in a tin pie pan on a thick wash cloth on a stool at my stampin' space. The pie pan is good because it reflects the heat and speeds up the process.
- When it is finished, there won't be any "powdery" areas. It will feel a little rough - like fine sand paper.
- I made 19 cards and used almost an entire jar of the embossing powder - that surprised me.
Recipe: Stamp Sets: Serene Snowflakes, Short & Sweet (later switched to Thank You Kindly). Card Stock: soft suede, very vanilla. Stamp Pads: versamark, soft suede. Accessories: very vanilla 5/8" satin ribbon, antique brads, iridescent ice embossing powder, adhesive pearls. Tools: eyelet border punch, sticky strip, heat gun.