Here is a quick card that is easy to make that is all about ink and embossing powder! To create the card, cut a piece of cardstock to 8.5″x5.5″. Fold the cardstock in half to create a top fold card. Ink the edges of the card using Black Soot Distress Ink. Cut a piece of manila cardstock to 4″x5.25 inches.
Stamp spider webs on the manila cardstock using Black Soot Distress Ink. While the ink is wet, add clear embossing powder to the ink. Heat the powder to melt it. Use an ink blending tool to apply purple and orange Distress Inks to the piece of manila cardstock. Apply the purple so that it is heavier toward the outer web and lighter toward the center. Heat dry the ink. To create speckles, mist water onto your hand and flick it onto the cardstock. Mist the piece of manila with Pewter Perfect Pearls Mist. Heat dry the cardstock again.
Place the cardstock between two pieces of plain newsprint paper (I often use brown packing paper that comes in shipping boxes). Iron over the newsprint (with the card inside) with a dry hot (no steam) iron. The iron will melt the embossing off of the cardstock and onto the newsprint, leaving the stamped spider webs plain like it was when it was originally stamped. The embossing creates a mask so that you can apply inks and special treatments without covering the original image allowing you to “sink” the colors and treatments behind the stamped image. It also keeps the image clean from the misting. Removing the melted powder returns the web to the original finish.
The final step to the card front is to apply Black Soot Distress Ink to the edges of the manila cardstock. While the ink is wet, sprinkle embossing powder into the wet ink. Heat the powder until melted. Adhere the manila cardstock piece to the front of the card.
To embellish the front of the card, stamp the Trick or Treat sentiment on manila cardstock using Dusty Concord Distress Ink. Cut the piece out (I used Stamp2Cut my Sizzix eclips). After cutting out, ink the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. Sprinkle clear embossing powder in the wet ink and heat to melt.
Stamp the owl and branch image on manila cardstock twice, once with Jet Black Archival Ink and once with Coffee Archival ink. Cut out the owl from the black stamping. Cut out the branch and eyes from the brown stamping. (I used Stamp2Cut to cut out both pieces.) Use an ink blending tool to apply Black Soot Distress Ink on the branch. Add clear embossing powder to the wet black ink. Heat the powder to melt it. To make the owl’s eyes shiny, use an embossing ink pen to apply embossing ink to the center of the eyes. Add powder to the ink and heat to melt. Adhere the eyes to the owl. Adhere the owl to the branch and then the branch to the front of the card.