Hello! Today’s video shares a simple partial heat embossing technique that allows you to get a new look from your background stamps. I am also part of a blog hop with giveaways.
I am a big fan of background stamps. I prefer to use them to make my own papers instead of buying patterned papers. And today’s technique gives me another way to use them!
This first card features the new Simon Says Stamp Flora Stamp. I stamped it on Slate Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and sprinkled on clear embossing powder. I used a dry brush to knock the powder off around the outside… just leaving the power on a part of the pattern towards the center. After heat setting, I am left with a new look!
The Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Pearl Watercolors are GORGEOUS. I used them to paint in the heat embossed portion of the image and to also add shine to the white Simon Says Stamp Friends Die die cut. The “so happy you’re my” is from the new Simon Says Stamp Mom and Dad Icons Stamp Set. The Studio Katia Crystal Clear Sequins seem to pick up all of the pearly colors so nicely!
Also – check out the matching envelopes! They are Simon Says Stamp Metallic Cotton Candy Envelopes and really match well with the pearl painting. I white heat embossed the mailing label on the front with the new Simon Says Stamp Sending Flowers Stamp Set.
This next example is similar to the last but I used the new Simon Says Stamp Star Flower Stamp instead. These backgrounds are such fun!
For my third card, I used a light grey Fog Cardstock. Since Versamark doesn’t show up on light cardstocks, I first stamped the Simon Says Stamp Cora Stamp with Smoke Ink. I then stamped on top with Versamark ink and added white powder. Before heat setting, I removed the powder from the outside area of the pattern.
The Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Pearl Watercolors work really well on dark AND light cardstocks. I have found other pearl watercolors are best only on dark… so these are my new must-haves. So pretty!
My final card shows the Simon Says Stamp Flower Medallion Stamp on kraft cardstock. The sentiment is also from the new Simon Says Stamp Mom and Dad Icons Stamp Set… and the Simon Says Stamp Family and Friends Die.
I hope you can give this technique a try! Partial heat embossing is a fun. Look at that shine…
Today’s post is also part of a fun blog hop celebrating Simon Say Stamp’s new “Mothers Fathers Florals” product release. You can see the whole release HERE.
The next stop on the hop is the blog of my favorite person Kristina Werner. You can always start at the beginning of the hop over at the SSS blog.
How would you like to win a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp? I have one for a lucky winner. For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 4/9/17 telling me if you also like using background stamps. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be posted on the SSS blog.)
Want to find the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those that are SSS branded. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.)