The Daring Cardmakers challenge this week.....set by Lythan.....is to use any type of embossing. I thought that as I stamp all the time I really ought to challenge myself to do some dry embossing but I really don't like doing it so don't have much in the way of stencils to do it with. Knocked that idea on the head then.
I have gone instead for an embossed background using a Cuttlebug folder and some dark card.
The BG has been skimmed over with a Brilliance Moonlight White ink pad and once dry it has been covered with Versamark ink and embossed using a standard clear embossing powder. I did two layers of that.
With it being ordinary cardstock it did curl quite a bit so I have used carpet tape to layer it onto a piece of very stiff backing card.
The medallion is a TandaStamps medieval image which has been stamped onto mountboard, coloured with Adirondack and triple embossed using a coarse powder.
Very simply matted onto a red card blank which IRL is a much nicer colour than the scan.