It's my turn for a blog share ... it's been a while since I have used my Opals (super thick embossing powder) but after walking around the craft show a couple of weeks ago in Brisbane, I decided to get them out and have a play.
I started with some A2Z chipboard hearts, inked them up and embossed three layers of embossing powder. Opals are brilliant for layer upon layer of embossing. After I finished the last layer, I impressed it with a rubber stamp to give it some dimension. (Don't use cuttlebug folders ... not a good idea!! Yes, speaking from experience - the opals are too hot for the plastic. And be careful not to touch the hot opals ... blisters!!)
Once the stamped impression had dried and cooled, I then rubbed in some Metallic Rubons. This dulls down the shine of the Opals a little and adds some extra colour. I did Red Opals with a gold rubon, and Gold opals with a red and gold rubon. The little red heart also has some dimensional magic over the surface.