Hello, it’s Kari here. Do you ever get overwhelmed picking out colors of markers? Or just want a simple way to color an image? Well, today I have a technique for you to try: coloring with embossing powder!

It’s simple, really. Just choose some of your favorite embossing powders, get yourself a Versamarker, and dive right in! Today I’m using one of the Sugar Skull stamps from the September Kit to create this fun look.

I have a quick video to share all the details and walk you through some best practices for doing this. Watch it below or in HD on YouTube:

So, I have a confession to make. This card is super dramatic and a little scary….and not my usual style at all! I usually make bright, happy cards (as you probably know if you’ve seen my work). But my husband insists that this card is one of his favorites and so that is why I am still sharing it today! Lol.

Look at that shimmer from the embossing powder!

This was pretty quick to “color” as I just had pink, purple, gold, blue, green & red embossing powders (6 total) for this. That is so much less than the marker colors I would have chosen, if I colored this with Copics!

I did add some Neutral Gray Copic markers around the perimeter of the Sugar Skull to give it more depth. I also colored in around the eyes with a black gel pen, after all the embossing was complete.

I stamped the “remember” sentiment onto a banner die with VersaMark ink and embossed it in white. For the background, I started with a red cardstock and inked around the edges with Fired Brick Distress Ink, as well as Black Soot Distress Ink. So much drama to this card!

To get all the details of how to “color” with embossing powder, don’t miss the short video above! I hope you enjoyed this card and technique today. I had a great time making it.

See you soon,

Kari V.

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