Nuvo Embossing powder is a rich and thick formula that leaves a luxe coating on all your embossing powder projects. The finish has a luxurious quality. US Blog Ambassador Karen shares her technique for creating deep embossed butterflies. This technique is perfect for use on all of Tonic Studios wonderfully detailed dies.
I started with a black card front and stamped the Juliet Butterfly stamp with Versamark ink randomly and heat embossed those butterflies with gold embossing powder. Then I filled in the rest of the card front with silver embossed butterflies. I used gold crystal drops and silver glitter drops to show the flight of the butterflies on the card background.
One key to success with this technique is to choose a die that is not too intricate with a matching stamp. I chose Tonic’s Juliet Butterfly die and stamp. I used the outside edge of the die and trimmed off the small antennae and body pieces when I die cut it out of chipboard three times. The embossing powder layers need to be melted from underneath, so I used an electric griddle heated to 300 degrees. I placed the butterfly chipboard piece on a heat resistant craft sheet and covered it with Tonic clear embossing powder. A glass cover can be placed over it to speed the melting.
Once the molten embossing powder cools just a bit, the stamp can be removed to reveal the lovely deep embossed gold and silver butterfly.
I repeated this process on two more butterflies.
I attached one of the butterflies with an adhesive dot and a dimensional dot to the side of the black card front. I attached two of the butterflies together with dimensional dots and then to the card front with adhesive dots.
Dies: Juliet Butterfly Set with matching stamp 1042E Tools: Tonic Trimmer and Scissors, heat gun, Tonic Tangerine Die-Cutting Machine 138E Adhesives: Tonic Funky Glue Pen, Tonic Funky Tape Runner, pop dots, glue dots Cardstock: black, chipboard Other: Nuvo Clear, Classic Gold and Classic Silver embossing powders, Versamark ink, Bright Gold Nuvo Crystal Drops, Nuvo Silver Moondust Glitter Drops, electric griddle, various utensils, Ranger craft mat, glass cover