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Different Embossing Looks

by Clare Prezzia January 03, 2018 17 Comments

I think one of my favorite ways to accent a card is to heat emboss. I just love the gloss and/or sparkle you can get from it. It can be super subtle or really catch the eye! Today's cards features a couple different looks from embossing.

I started by arranging the Winter Animals stamps on a piece of cardstock, and once I got them arranged the way I wanted, I added them to the clear block. This way I could ink them all at once, instead of doing each individually. It also helps the ombre look more, well, ombre. ;)

I wanted to add some clear Sparkle embossing powder, but I also wanted the ombre color. So that I didn't have to stamp twice, I inked the stamps up first with Versamark, and then with Mermaid Ombre. This gives me the stickiness of Versamark (for adding embossing powder) and the color of the ombre, while allowing me to get them all stamped in one fell swoop!

I then heat embossed the images with the sparkle powder - I love how it looks with the ombre! Almost Northern Lights-esque! 

The rest of the card is also pretty quick - I heat embossed a sentiment from Winter Time Fun in White on Black cardstock, then die cut with using a Circle Infinity die.

For the bottom border, I stamped Candy Stripe Bold Prints in Versamark on Black cardstock, and then heat embossed with Black Detail Powder. There's so many different values of black, that it's fun to play around with tone-on-tone. 

For the slightest bit more detail, I used the Nesting Postage Stamp Infinity dies to die cut the top portion of the strip, and then adhered it, along with the sentiment, on the embossed panel. The panel was then adhered to the card base.

From the strong contrast of the heat embossed sentiment, to the subtle shimmer and shine on the animals and stripes, heat embossing is my go-to technique for almost every card! What about you? What's your favorite technique?

Thanks so much for stopping in and God bless!

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17 Responses

Kathy R
Kathy R

January 07, 2018

I like the ombre look with embossing. Great idea !

Anne-Laure
Anne-Laure

January 07, 2018

I really love your card. Thank you for sharing it !

Mary Sayles
Mary Sayles

January 07, 2018

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This is neat. I love to emboss as well. Never tried this technique but I will be doing so real soon. When I get through learning all these techniques I hope to be as good as you guys.

Dana N
Dana N

January 06, 2018

I love the colors you used for your card. I had to think about it for a while but my favorite techniques are embossing and watercolors. I’m not at the level I’d like to be yet but I am learning.

Marjorie DUMONTIER
Marjorie DUMONTIER

January 05, 2018

That’s such an interesting card ! I really like heat embossing as well, but embossing with paste also.

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

January 05, 2018

How beautiful! Love the cool colors

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

January 04, 2018

That is a beautiful card. Love the sparkles! Jodi

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

January 04, 2018

What a great card ànd I like all the different embossing techniques you used. I’m a HUGE fan of heat embossing and it is actually what got me started in stamping and making cards. It just adds so much shine and sparkle and some great dimension when there’s several layers.

Celeste Goff
Celeste Goff

January 03, 2018

Love all of the gorgeous embossing!

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

January 03, 2018

Love the colors. I like to try new techniques, too, so this is a great little article for me. Thanks!

Beverley Hollis
Beverley Hollis

January 03, 2018

Love the colours in this card, embossing has always been a favourite of mine, in fact it’s what got me stated with cardmaking. When I first started stamping there were loads of coloured pigment inks available but the images they produced were never very crisp. I now use a stamp platform to stamp the image first in a dye ink to get a clean, crisp impression, then restamp using versamark after I’ve cleaned the stamp. That way my versamark dosnt get contaminated with other colours, and the image has plenty of versamark ink to catch the embossing powder. It’s a much better result than I used to get, in fact I’ve got stamps that I’d stopped using with embossing that I’ve got back out again!

Samantha Coleman
Samantha Coleman

January 03, 2018

I heat emboss at least one thing before the card is finished with very few exceptions. I just loved how your card came out today. Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us.

Lori O.
Lori O.

January 03, 2018

I think doing the color over the Versamark is a great time saving idea! I will have to try that.

Nancy
Nancy

January 03, 2018

I love how the sparkle enhances the colors…beautiful winter card!

Kimberly S
Kimberly S

January 03, 2018

So you are saying you put Versamark on the stamps and on top of the Versamark you used your colored ink? I have never thought of doing that before. I am always afraid of contamination.

Linda S.
Linda S.

January 03, 2018

I really like how your card looks with the ombre inks and the gloss and sparkle from the embossing.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

January 03, 2018

Lovely work!!