When I was at Creativation, the trade show for what was formerly called CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) but which I now called AFCI (Association for Creative Industries), I spent a good amount of time at both the Impression Obsession and the PaperArtsy booths. Smack in the middle of those spaces was Emerald Creek, a Canadian shop perhaps best known for their embossing powders.
Happily, I connected with the crew there and was able to bring home some embossing powders to try.
Happily, I can also say I was thoroughly pleased with the result. Some of the powders were fine and some were gritty and chunky. Bet you can't guess which I liked the best? I was fascinated by how quickly their powders melted. With many brands there comes a moment where I begin to think that the melting will never happen. But not so with Emerald Creek.
I decided to create a journal page using some of my new borders stamps with Impression Obsession as a way to create a reference for the samples that I had.
Salted Navy Enamel + Sticks rubber stamp
Fractured Ice + Chainlink rubber stamp
Weathered Wood + Colander rubber stamp
Hammered Metal + Donuts rubber stamp
Charred Gold + Crossing Guard rubber stamp
Onyx Frost + Drop Spots
You can learn more about Emerald Creek and their products in this video taken on the show floor: