I've mentioned before how hooked I am on Lindy's Magical Powders, and this past month I've also been really hooked on seahorses. I combined both for my card for the CAS Watercolour Reminder Post, and just wasn't ready to stop playing with either the Magicals or the seahorses, so I combined both again and also added the layered embossing. I started with the Lindy's Magicals using 3 colors:
This is what combining Tibetan Poppy Teal, Cattail Copper Brown, & Ponderosa Pines Olive look like together (wet). And here's what those combined colors look like on a seahorse...
While my Magicals were drying I worked on my OCEAN background using Loll's SPLASH Technique and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and water. I used my heat tool to dry this layer (because I'm impatient!) and then did some water splattering to add the look of bubbles in the water.
Once my water colored background was dry I went back to my Magicals piece and die cut the 2 seahorses (Gina Marie Designs) and then began the process of layering clear embossing powder over each of them. Because I do not have an electric griddle which would make the whole process so much easier by heating from the bottom rather than the top, my desk was quite a mess after layering 6 layers of embossing powder over each seahorse. The mess and the time was well worth the effort though when I saw the end result of my seahorses!
I literally took about 40 photos to try and capture the shimmer and sparkle of the Lindys Magical Powders AND the shine from the 6 layers of embossing powder, and came up with one photo that somewhat does these seahorses justice! I used a stitched rectangle die to cut out my background and then framed around with a white layer and adhered to a white card base. I pop dotted the seahorses and then added a sentiment that I embossed in white on a back banner from SU!'s Moon Lake stamp set...I thought the sentiment very fitting for my lovely seahorses!! A few clear Rainstones (PTI) finished off my CAS card.
The DT has some absolutely GORGEOUS cards to inspire you with the Layered Embossing Powder technique, and there are also some real beauties in the gallery as well. This challenge is open till the 24th, so check it out right HERE.
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