Vicky Gould really gave the Stampin'Bs a good challenge this week -- use the Embedded Image technique. When this particular technique was part of a Splitcoaststampers' challenge a couple of months ago, it took me four times to get it right. I found that the secret was to use REGULAR embossing powder, not UTEE and not Detail embossing powder.
I stamped the background sentiment over and over on the pale blue cardstock and then cut out the oval. Using Versamark and regular clear embossing powder, I embossed the oval three times. Then I stamped the pine tree in Versamark on top of the now-shiny oval and embossed with dark green embossing powder, allowing the image to melt into the clear.
The DP is from Cosmo Cricket's Wanted pad. I stamped the sentiment right on the woodgrain with Versafine Sepia and clear embossed it. Then I added the three brads to the darker strip. Thanks, Vicky, for the challenge.
Stamps - Mark's Finest Papers - A Walk in the Woods
Ink - Versafine Sepia, Versamark
Paper - Mark's Finest Ppaers - China Blue Eyes and Green Forest; Cosmo Cricket Wanted DP
Accessories - Oval Nestabilities, Clear embossing powder, Pearl Emerald embossing powder, Brads