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Layered Heat Embossing

by Jessica Frost-Ballas August 10, 2018 15 Comments

Good morning! Jess here with a fun way to layer heat embossing for dimensional, textured results!!

I just love the adorable Foam Animals add-on set from this month's kit! I wanted to use the little pup to create foam for my coffee and I wanted it to be dimensional but still keep the lines of the stamp. So to start I die-cut the dog with white cardstock using the coordinating dies, squirted a little of the lacquer from our lacquer pen onto the panel, and spread it around evenly with a rubber paintbrush (then I immediately washed the brush). Then I sprinkled it with white puff embossing powder and heat-embossed it.  Since the lacquer was spread in a thin layer the resulting puff was more even instead of super puffy which was exactly the look I was going for. Once the puffy embossing powder was cool to the touch I stamped the dog onto the die-cut image with Versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. It results in a softer, not so crisp, image but it was perfect for a "foam" animal.

Next I stamped the coffee cup from Foam Animals onto white cardstock and masked off the inside of the cup. Then I stamped over the cup with the Mandala Bold Prints cling stamp to create a pattern on my cup. I colored the design with Copics and then fussy cut the cup. Next I blended Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink onto a piece of cardstock and spritzed it with water. I stamped the sentiment from Foam Animals onto the blended panel with Versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. I added a little shading under the cup with a Copic marker and then adhered the cup and foam pup with foam mounting tape. To finish the card I added a tiny bit of pink to the pup's paw and ears with a cheap permanent marker (I didn't want to mess up my Copic tips on the rough embossing powder) and then added a little Spectrum Noir clear sparkle to the pink parts of the cup!

I really love how this turned out. I'm not a morning person (at all) but I think I could be a little happier in the morning if I had that cute pup waking me up in my coffee cup! ;) Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend!





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15 Responses

Jade Passmore
Jade Passmore

August 12, 2018

Absolutely adorable. Thank you for great instructions.

Louise Horner
Louise Horner

August 12, 2018

What puppy fun! So grateful for the idea of layered embossing and it’s “how to” description, thanks!

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee
Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

August 12, 2018

Charge showed up on my credit card for the Kit so I’m looking forward to receiving it.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Sheri Weems
Sheri Weems

August 12, 2018

Oh I love it! I bought this add on and can’t wait to use it.

Chana
Chana

August 10, 2018

Love the composition and the fun texture on the whipped cream! Very nicely done!
Hugz!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

August 10, 2018

So sweet! :)

Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo
Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo

August 10, 2018

Love it! ♥ thanks for showing this fun technique

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

August 10, 2018

Gorgeous Jess, I love your card and I am also not a morning person but a look at this gorgeous card in the morning would be enough to make it a little easier. Thank you and have a nice weekend.

Patt H.
Patt H.

August 10, 2018

Super cute! Love the foam puppy!

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

August 10, 2018

I like how you colored the pink areas in the cup. You didn’t blend the colors, and it looks really great. I have never tried that. I have been trying to learn to blend well. But I like how yours is very rough. LOOKS GREAT>

Barbara Smith
Barbara Smith

August 10, 2018

I’d like a foam doggie on my coffee, too!

Libby
Libby

August 10, 2018

This is so adorable!

Ramya Abhijit Paul
Ramya Abhijit Paul

August 10, 2018

Wow loved your layered embossing and the new release from HA❤️❤️ Thanks for the inspiration!

Lagene
Lagene

August 10, 2018

Super CUTE card!

Amy Tsuruta
Amy Tsuruta

August 10, 2018

I’ve been LOVING all of the caffeinated inspiration…this is perfect Jess!