I started with a panel that I created about a year ago, when I was playing with some gold acrylic paint and added some left-over paint onto a few card panels. Tonight, I repeated stamped the pine image from the Winter Woodland set by Winnie & Walter (can you tell how much I love this set?) in green ink. Because the dye ink did not dry immediately on the gold paint, I decided to heat emboss my stamping using clear embossing powder befor adding a little light blue sponging. I just love the way it defines the gold edges. I had heat embossed the Merry die cut (Winnie & Walter) last month, when I wanted to experiment with a heat-embossing technique I had seen Julie Ebersole use, to see if I could mimick the piece of gold ore that Taheerah showed in her post.
I started by heat embossing the entire die cut using Liquid Platinum (Ranger) and then sprinkled some gold embossing powder (Wow) on top, followed by a sprinkle of Ranger gold ep, which has a coarser structure than the Wow ep. Here's another picture where you can see the gold granules on top of the liquid platinum.
I adhered my panel to a red card base (Simon Says Stamp) and finished off with a few gold and clear sequins from one of the shaker mixes from Luy's Little Things.
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