I started stamping in Silver Encore Pigment ink, and using silver detail embossing powder (Stampendous). The image in the bottom left, you can see some ink around the print- thats one thing I dislike about Pigment pads, because they are foam, they tend to deposit ink where you don't want it! I forgot to clean around the outside of the stamp with a cotton bud before I stamped this one. One good thing with this image, its very forgiving of stray bits of embossing powder, if you miss any flecks.Although my little embossing bag did do a very good job of keeping it clear.
They look ok, but a little plain. So out came some powders with a bit of sparkle.
The first one I tried was Stampendous Stardust, and I really like how this one came out. I still stamped in the Silver Embossing ink, by the way.
This one still showed up silver, but with a lovely sparkle to it.
I had a few more to try out, and the next up was a WOW embossing powder, Snow Sparkle.
Its actually quite pretty, but the white does hide the silver ink.
Next to try were a couple more Stampendous powders, Crystal and Rainbow Crystal.
I like them, but not as much as the Stardust. So I will be sticking with that one.
It always surprises me how different various powders can make an image look.
|Stardust embossing powder|
|silver detail powder|