I especially love embossing powders that create a weathered look, so the "Fran-tage" aged embossing enamels from Stampendous are up my alley right away.
For this ATC I used aged silver, aged copper and aged aqua, which I added after dapping some embossing ink through a gears-stencil onto the printed card from the "Craftsman" paper stash from Prima.
After heat embossing that mixture, I stamped the gears from my Oxford Impressions' steampunk stamp set and heat embossed that with clear embossing powder to make the background colour resist to blending the whole card with Distress ink "pumice stone", to get a darker tone.
The third embossing step was stamping the London Telegraph advert (also from OI) and heat embossing it with black embossing powder.
The light bulb was stamped with black archival ink and the Tim Holtz gears were fixed with tiny brads. For a finish I dabbed the distressed edges of the card into "aged aqua" embossing enamel and heated it with my heat tool from quite a distance as the embossing enamel doesn't melt into one shiny surface that way but provides a more grainy look.
Hope, you like it and maybe you will want to join us over at FunwithATCs this fortnight...I would love to see your entries there. :)
die amelie xx