Tuesday, April 19, 2011

In love with Intaglio...the technique that is!

Hi everyone!
Today I wanted to share with you a new obsession of mine: the Intaglio technique. I first learned of this technique a few years ago at a scrapbooking event I attended and loved it, but was always scared to try it. Silly of me, considering we're only talking about paper and embossing powder here, but if I tell you in detail how I got into stamping, and how scared I was of it before I even decided to try it, you would totally laugh at me, but that's a whole other post! LOL
I was introduced to this technique a while ago, saw many people using it around me, but never gave it a shot. Well, I can now proudly say, I'm no Intaglio virgin anymore, because I gave it a try and boy was it fun and different! I immediately thought of using a Hero Arts stamp I had bought but never used, and the Moon Glow Two Toned Embossing Powder from Lindy's Stamp Gang. I think it turned out really neat.
This was the first card I've made with the technique, and I kept it simple making the embossing as the center of attention.
I really liked how this came out because I'm a fan of simple things. I used Moon Gloow Two Toned Embossing Powder in the color Cosmic Blue Violet, and I wish the picture did justice to the shimmer the card has! I sprayed the design paper (Tim Coffey's Cottage Garden) with my favorite Glitz Spritz of all time Desert Moon Gecko Green. I tell you I love that stuff! It gives a turquoise shimmer to everything I spray it on, and is so subtle but amazing at the same time.
Please click HERE to watch the video of the step by step instructions on this technique. It can get a little tricky, but if you follow the steps you'll be able to get the results you want. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Ciao Sharon ti ho seguita anche sul blog, le tue creazioni sono geniali e io imparo tanto la tecnica a intaglio è stupenda....un bacio Marisa

  2. Thank you for this video! I found out my embossing kit yesterday so finding your video was perfect timing for me, I'm going to try it this afternoon!

    The biggest thank you from me is for the captions on you video! I'm profoundly deaf and the vast majority of youtube is not available to me.
    Many many thanks for not leaving me out! ;)


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