At WOW HQ this month is Christmas/Winter and have taken a technique from Tim Holtz and give it a WOW twist using WOW products to see if there was any difference.
I firstly took a tag in black and stamped out NOEL from the Deck the Halls set in Versamark on the Tag, then heat set with Sparkling Snow embossing powder.
I then stamped out all 3 trees twice each from the set in Versamark and sprinkled over it Clear Matt Dull embossing powder and heat set. Now as you can see from the top right two pictures, as you are heating it it looks glossy but within seconds it goes a Matt dull colour.
I then got a piece of children's chalk and rubbed this over the trees. Then with my finger rubbed the chalk into the cardstock. The result is the raised embossed tree dulled like a shadow. Top left and middle left picture.
I then played devil and re heated the trees. The embossing powder came to the top and the chalk effect went into the background on the cardstock. On the left is re-heated, on the right isn't.
So the resulting tag has the chalk effect left alone on the embossing in the background, and in the foreground has the 3 trees re-heated.
This effect is great for Christmas projects.
Have a play about with different coloured chalks. You never know what effect you will end up with.