Sunday, May 19, 2013

Kraft and White

I've been seeing quite a lot of white embossing on coloured card in the online crafty-verse lately and it's a technique I was keen to try. I made this card (itself based off a card I found on Pinterest) and loved the effect and had the idea that white embossing might look lovely on a kraft-coloured card, with perhaps some delicate colouring.
So that's exactly what I did:
I thought this striking Repose image by Brigid Ashwood would be perfect for this technique and I love how she looks embossed and coloured this way.
I stamped her using Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder and then added some delicate colouring using Prismacolor pencils. I layered the image over a second piece of kraft card, which I had dry embossed with an embossing folder and then layered that onto a card blank made from blue card.
I kept the card quite simple and striking, finishing things off with some small flowers punched from blue card, decorating the centres with Enamel Accents and tiny metal cogs.
You can buy this stamp in red rubber format from the Sweet Pea Stamps store.


  1. wow, what an interesting technique. This girl turned out amazing in white EP. It gives me all sorts of ideas of stamps that I might like to see in white. Great idea Ali! Cheers, Holley

  2. I love that white tone on craft paper Ali!,
    Also like the teeny flowers.

  3. This is a striking technique Ali. WOW! Just love it. Your other card is super pretty too!

  4. Ali, this is so neat, I love the looks of it and the blue flowers against the brown, wowzers. Lovely card

  5. Wow, this turned out so cool, I think I'll have to try this technique one day!!
    Lots of love, Randi

  6. So cool coloring. Awesome work.
    Hugs Nat

  7. This looks so amazing, Ali! Love the white embossing you made on kraft. Looks so special and elegant. Wonderful idea.
    Hugs, Karina

  8. interesting tech! love the touches of blue along with the kraft. I will have to try this one day.