Cheri here with a new Project of the Week for The House. It's a really quick one and so, so easy but packs enough drama so that people will be wowed by the results. I call it "Ink Dragging".
For this example I'm using Brilliance Inks. I've had them for a long time and thought they needed some attention, they also add a fantastic shimmery effect with this technique which is great for Christmas cards.
Here are the supplies you'll need:
clear embossing powder
Versa Mark or some other clear ink for heat embossing
Ink (dye or pigment)
Stamp your image on your dark card stock with VersaMark or any clear embossing ink, sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set.
Take your dye or pigment ink pad and begin dragging it from the top of the embossed image to the bottom of the card stock. Try and do this in one swipe without putting heavy pressure on the ink pad. You can go over it again if it's too light, but you can't remove it if you have too much.
Take a paper towel or a soft cloth and wipe the ink off the embossed area. It pops right out from the background.
Finally, trim your layer and mount it against another layer and place it on your card base. For this card I also added some Brilliance "Galaxy Gold" in the sky area as well as on the light of the lighthouse. For this card I used RI Stamps #8908-G Magical Christmas, RI# 2101-Q- Santa Over Portland Head Light.
That's it! Super easy and fast. I hope you give it a try.