I've had some Distress embossing powders in a drawer for quite some time waiting for an occasion to use them. (I think they were a bargain once upon a time and I do love a bargain!)
I found a perfect use for them.
This card employs a double embossing technique.
I began by inking the inner, debossed side of my Craft Concepts embossing folder with Versamark.
After inserting a piece of card and running it through my Cuttlebug, I sprinkled on copious amounts of Brushed Corduroy distress embossing powder and heat set it. Once cooled, I dry embossed it with the script folder. I decided to sand the surface a little and distress the edges of the square and its mount.
I had tried this technique with regular shiny embossing powder, but I prefer the matt look which distress embossing powder produced.
The two die cuts, embellished with a couple of tiny buttons are from Memory Box's Chloe stem die.
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