There's a new technique floating around in blog land - Embossing Powder Faux Enamel Hearts and I just used it to make two cards.
I made this one for two challenges over on Splitcoaststampers - The Free for All challenge was Red Hot Love - and the MIX challenge was Touch of Wow (use a technique that wows you!)
I used the Embossing Powder Faux Enamel technique on a die cut chipboard heart - and the heart on my card was the residual melted powder stuck to the parchment paper you use with the technique. It peels right off the paper and feels like thin rubber.
I thought it looked like a graffiti heart and my card design took shape.
I used 3 Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powders on my heart - Red Geranium, Pink Peony and Tiger Lily
For my second card I used the actual Faux Enamel heart that I created using the technique. This time I used Cranberry, Gold and White embossing powders on the mat board die cut heart. Here's a close up of the heart. It's really shiny IRL!
And here's my card.
I die cut little hearts out of cork and embossed a panel of watercolor paper along the top and bottom. The heart is up on foam dots and I stamped the simple sentiment on the card. I layered the panel to a piece of gold paper and then to a white card base.
Here is a link to Marion Emberson's video on the Faux Enamel technique (thanks to Nancy!)
I'm linking my red heart card to:
Frilly and Funkie Challenge - All You Need is Love
I'm linking my pink heart card to:
I used cork, faux enamel technique, embossing, and stamping
and also to the Happy Little Stampers
Red Graffiti Heart Card
Paper: Smokey Shadow - PTI DP Textures Paper Pad - JoAnn
Accessories: Betty Crocker Silicone Parchment Paper, Heat Tool, Wendy Vecchi Embossing powders Red Geranium, Pink Peony, Tiger Lily, Cupids Arrow Die Collection - PTI, Heart full of Love Die - MFT (retired), Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers/Occassions,.
Pink Enamel Heart
Stamps: My Heart - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Ink: True Black - PTI
Paper: white - PTI, Canson Watercolor paper, Gold Metallic Kraft Stock - Idea-ology/Tim Holtz, white matboard - Sizzix
Accessories: Adirondack Cranberry Embossing Powder, Copper Embossing Powder - Ranger, white embossing powder - PTI, foam dots, Tombow Glue, thin cork - Staples, Love Embossing Folders - Tim Holtz/Alterations/Sizzix, heart die - MFT (retired), heat tool, Betty Crocker Silicone Parchment Paper - Amazon, Splendid Stitched Hearts die - Poppy Stamps.