Hi everyone!! I am thrilled to be able to share my first post with you as a member of the HH design team!

I am using the some of the gorgeous feathers featuring in the Sept 2019 box. I thought that these feathers would be pretty embossed in gold embossing powder, then add some bright colors of Distress Inks over top, and really get a good saturation of color to allow the gold embossed feathers stand out!

I prepped my white card stock for embossing with my powder bag, and stamp the same feather image three times but turning it in different directions for a different look. I stamped them with Versamark ink, which is a clear sticky ink great for embossing. Then, I added my gold embossing powder and heat set the powder with my heat tool. While I had this process going, I decided to do my sentiment at the same time, and also embossed it in gold as well.

Then, it was time for the fun part of ink blending over top with Distress Inks! I used Abandoned Coral, Wilted Violet, and Mermaid Lagoon. I made sure to blend each of the colors next to one another so it would create that seamless blend! Once, I had the desired saturation, I splattered with some water droplets to create an even more distressed look. Once dry, I ran my panel through a stitched rectangle die to create that faux stitching detail, added some foam adhesive to the back, adhered it to my white A2 size card base, and added a few gems for a finishing touch!!

Be sure to check out the HH Sept 2019 box!! And, I will return soon with more inspiration featuring this months box! Have a great day!!

Kari