When I was at the "SPIEL" fair in Essen last year I found a booth who sold stamps and embossing pens, ink and powder. They (that´s them) showed me their stuff and I fussed a little if I should buy something or not. Finally I bought a red and black embossing pen as well as some white glittery powder. Another friend bought translucent and gold powder (we shared).
So how does embossing work?
Basically you have ink that´s not drying very quickly, sprinkle it with the powder and melt it. This creates a nice raised texture.
Before christmas I had a fun afternoon with LeaderBrat and we made some christmas cards.
Here is mine:
And here is one of her´s (she made more than I did ^^):
I had so much fun with it, that I also created a birthday card for a friend of mine:
Normally I don´t like cards, I don´t like writing them, sending them. Receiving them is another matter. But if they are something special, and if they are hand made than that´s different. Let´s see how long I´ll keep this up. But LeaderBrat and I will definitely have another session like this. ^^ There was glow in the dark powder as well ...