The holidays are coming, cards need to be made, and most of all, we need a little (ok, who am I kidding, we need a LOT) glimmer and shimmer and sparkle and shine! Today we’re going to talk about Embossing Tinsel, and embossing powder from Stampendous and how it will do just that!
So, yes, these are embossing powders. Really, really sparkly embossing powders. As a matter of fact, on the Stampendous website, you’ll find them under “Sparkly Powders.” (Of course.)
I was sent the Vintage Mahogany and the Vintage Plum colors. Here’s how the Mahogany was described on the website:
A rich, deep, dark brown, this embossing tinsel will add vintage-colored gleam to any Franâ€¢tÃ¡ge project, elevating it to the next level. Our premium glitters exclusively combined with our quality embossing powders create a product you’ll reach for over and over again. Made in the USA.
The Vintage Plum is a little more complex: it actually has pink, blue, and red bits that make up the Plum color. Very shimmery, even in the jar.
Here you can see it a little better. The top heart was punched in double-stick tape and then applied to the cardboard, then embossed. I was very pleased how both Embossing Tinsels worked on the black cardstock- they really “popped!”
Here’s a tip: Embossing Tinsel is really fine, so it’s really susceptible to static. If you have an anti-static pouch, I highly recommend that you use it on your paper before you stamp your image. You’ll have fewer “stray” grains of Embossing Tinsel that way.
I also decided to try it on some polymer clay. I stamped an image, sprinkled some Embossing Tinsel into the recesses, then baked it. I was surprised to find that the Embossing Tinsel did not melt at 275 degrees Farenheit- I actually had to go back and hit it with my heat tool to get it to melt entirely. Then I covered the piece with some Mod Podge Dimensional Magic. I really like how it turned out. VERY sparkly!
Because I was so impressed at the way the Embossing Tinsel looked on the black, I decided to stamp on some kraft paper.
I added a little bleach to highlight the image. But isn’t the Embossing Tinsel lovely? I went just one step further, and made this “Fall” card using Embossing Tinsel on both the stamped image and also on the leaf punch-outs.
Feel free to leave questions/comments below. How would you use it?
Disclosure: Samples provided for review.
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