I love the look of stained glass and when I saw the line of Mosaic Embossing folders in the Dies R us store I just had to give them a try, and what better time than Christmas. Today I am using Darcie Mosaic Candle. I used watercolor paper on both of these cards and it embossed very well, water colored with my distress inks and Spectrum Aqua markers.
On this first card I used an embossing pen to the raised areas, I did half the card and then turned it and did the other half. As you can see in the picture below I went a little off the embossing, You need to just take a paint brush and just lift the embossing powder off the areas that you went to far.
In my second card I decided to use my embossing ink pad so you can see the different look I got from doing it that way.
Big Tip for you though when doing this, I used my anti static pad on the first one but forgot when I used my ink pad and the embossing powder stuck to the whole card, I am not sure if that was because I was using watercolor paper or not, so I just took my brush cleaned off the entire piece and started again by using the anti static pad and applied the embossing ink and it worked fine the second time. I have heard if you don't have an anti static pad that people have rubbed a dryer sheet over it or used baby powder. With this one I decided to go with blue in the background.
Once it was dry I did add some shimmer to the candles and the berries using my Sparkle clear pen.
Here is the embossing folder I used, check out all the embossing folders they have HERE.
Another fast and mailable idea for your Christmas card giving this season.
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