Here is number 2 of my embossed cards. i began by melting Melt It powder with WOW embossing powder in Whirlpool, and also some chicks cut from a hot glue stick ( the kind you put in a hot glue gun) I wanted the embossing to be less brittle and the addition of the glue helps with that.
I poured everything out onto a non pourous sheet and spread it a little with a metal palette knife. I didn't want a solid piece, i rather like the gaps.
While that was cooling I dabbed some paint onto a piece of card. I used PaperArtsy Fresco in Cherry Red, China and Pansy.
I scraped the paint across the card, and added a little white too.
I then added random amount of embosing powder over the paint. I used Vintage Amethyst, Whirlpool and Strawberry Crush.
I have all my embossing powders stood in a drawer, lids upwards. to see which is which I took off each lid and pulled out the little foam/plastic circle. I then embossed a circle of card for each colour, popped it into the lid and replaced the foam/plastic circle. Now I can look down into the drawer and see at a glance which colour I need.
This card has a linen texture, I dry brush paint accross it, just enough to pick up the texture. I then embossed the text from HPXT03 using WOW Ebony.
I peeled up the Whirpool embossing from the sheet and cut 2 hearts from it. I like how they are lumpy and a bit shabby... perfect. The text was mounted onto the dry brushed card and turned into a small tag.
Just before mounting everything together I flicked some Nougat Fresco paint across the background.
Try some freehand embossing in your backgrounds..