Welcome to another Male Room challenge, this fortnight we would like you to use some metallic embossing powder. You could emboss your image or make an embossed embellishment, the choice is yours.
I have chosen to use the triple embossing technique on the shield to make it a feature of the card. I have used a die cut shape made using Sizzix die Regal Crest, cut in greyboard. Before adding any powder to the shield I have coloured the edges with a dark yellow alcohol marker to hide the grey.
Triple embossing is when you build up three layers of powder to create a smooth enamelled look. Using Perfect Medium I inked up the shield and started off with a layer of Ultra Thick Clear embossing powder, once cold I added another layer of clear. The third layer is Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold embossing powder, by using clear for the first two layers I have saved using up all my gold.
Before heating the last gold layer I have inked up my stamps with Archival Ink Jet Black, there is little time once the powder has melted to stamp into it. The stamping must be done while the powder is still soft, the ink will help the stamp release when set.
The green garland and red banner are also on the same die as the shield. The garland is stuck straight on to the backing with the shield mounted on foam pads over it. The banner is also on foam pads but does have a peel off as I couldn't find a greeting stamp the right size.
You have two weeks to create something for a man or boy using metallic embossing powder, then come and show us at The Male Room.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges: