For the final challenge over at The Craft Barn click here the technique is embossing. Having sent out all my calendars I only had one left for me to make for myself so I chose to use heat embossing using Suze Weinberg's Cloisonne with Utee method, a favourite technique of mine. This always give such a lustrous effect and is great for tags, centerpieces for a card, jewelry etc. Firstly I swiped the cardstock with Versamark ink and sprinkled black Utee all over and melted it with my heat gun. Two more layers gave a heavy coat thick enough for embossing well. I dusted the black when cool with mica powders of various colour and reheated to melt them in. While this was still hot I stamped the swirls with silver pigment ink. Unfortunately my ink pad was rather dry so I enhanced the colours and the depth of the swirls with more mica powder. The black Utee background really makes the mica pop. A note pad added on the inside finishes off my calendar and the challenge.
I have thoroughly enjoyed making my twelve easel cards and I thank the team at The Craft Barn for setting this. Off to enjoy the final pieces of my colleagues on the challenge.