Hello! It is Mike (Jennifer’s brother) here again today to publish one of her posts. Hope you like it! Here you go…
A few weeks ago, I was a guest on the Simon Says Stamp Blog where I shared a video showing how to create faux colored embossing. You don’t have to own a bunch of colors of embossing powder to get the look of colored embossing – – you can achieve the same look with just a few supplies you likely have! Oh, and the video also shows how to make a window panel on your card.
I immediately fell head-over-heels for the new Hero Arts Color Layering Goldfish Stamps. I really wanted to have the fish heat embossed in yellow and orange, but I didn’t have the right colors of powders. Therefore, I cheated! I just stamp them and clear embossed on top. Yay!
This technique is easy to do and especially effective with layering stamp sets (although you could use any). I stamped the layered goldfish images using their new Hybrid Bold inks (you could use any ink for this technique) and die cut them out using the coordinating dies. Next, I stamped one of the layering images on top using VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. This adds lots of texture and dimension and gives the look of a colored embossing powder. You can even repeat the same process a second time right on top to add even more dimension.
After trimming down the cards, I sandwiched a piece of acetate between the card layers to create a fun window. I used Be Creative Tape since it’s a super strong adhesive. (Love that stuff!) The Pearl Strings Background was perfect for this card and resembles bubbles and went nicely with a heat embossed a coordinating sentiment on top.
I hope this inspires you to create a window on your card and try adding clear embossing to solid colored stamped images to give the look of colored embossing powder.
Here are some related links that may be helpful:
- Video showing multi-color heat embossing.
- Acetate (clear) card design video.
- Simon Says Stamp YouTube channel – This is a great channel with videos from a variety of talented guest artists.
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.