I tried to do the technique that Jennifer McGuire showed recently. I used backgrounds that I had already inked, embossed the inked cardstock, and sanded the raised design with a sanding block I had to use on Shrink Plastic.
I like the way the first two front pieces turned out. I tried again with something I had inked on glossy cardstock, and that one didnt turn out as well. Then I remembered that someone had said shed swiped white pigment ink on hers instead of sanding. I tried that. I totally forgot that white pigment ink will not dry on glossy cardstock. Sigh. I ended up heat embossing the entire card front. I threw away the first one I had both sanded and inked. I kept the one that I skipped the sanding and just used white pigment ink and heat embossing; its the third card in the post.
CARDS: 4 ¼ x 5 ½ inches Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110-lb. cardstock (card base) Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80-lb. cardstock (front piece) Glossy card stock (front piece on third card) Altenew 3D Tulip embossing folder May Arts 1-Inch Tinsel Edge Organza Ribbon (1st card) Unknown Ribbon (2nd card) May Arts 5/8-Inch-Wide Ribbon, White Sheer with Ruffle Edge (3rd card) Distress Inks Gina K. Designs white pigment ink (3rd card) Sanding Block Versamark and clear embossing powder (applied twice to third card)