Video: Embossing With Dies + Pink Power Blog Hop

Hello! Today I have a video showing how to emboss with dies. I am also participating in the Pink Power Blog Hop… to spread breast cancer awareness and to support loved ones going through treatment.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Clean and simple cards are actually my favorite, but I struggle with them. Every once in awhile I am able to pull one off… and still incorporate some fun techniques. Dies are my favorite (am I allowed to say I love them as much as stamps?) and I love the look of embossing with them. Here, I used the Lawn Fawn Small and Large Stitched Rectangle die sets to make a double-stitched-frame impression onto watercolor paper. This is very easy to do with an embossing pad, but you could also use fun foam.

After heat embossing the awesome Pink Power stamp images with Liquid Platinum embossing powder, I did a bit of watercolor with a pink Tombow marker and Wink of Stella glitter pen. It works so well… and is quick. I also covered a tiny heart die cut with the silver powder and added it for a touch of dimension.

PINK POWER BLOG HOP

My friend Chaitali has rounded up some of her crafty friends to help spread breast cancer awareness with this Pink Power Blog Hop. This is a cause close to her heart after her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year. She designed the Pink Power set and Verve is selling it and I couldn’t be more proud of her for doing this. You can purchase the stamps HERE.

I also encourage you to check out the SCS Hope You Can Cling To challenge HERE. What a great cause.

The next person on the hop is Amy’s blog HERE. You can also start at the beginning at Chaitali’s blog HERE.

SUPPLIES

Below are the products featured above. Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), and Amazon (AZ).

 

 

 

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55 thoughts on “Video: Embossing With Dies + Pink Power Blog Hop”

  1. I watch your videos since I stumbled on you a few months ago- how did it take me so long to find them? Maybe because I just started watching YouTubers more often. Our stamp styles are so opposite but as a very experienced stamper it is fun to remember old techniques and learn a few new ones. I am a “more is never enough” sorta stamper and I read this post and checked out Verve- did know of them either- but your comment about liking simple cards but having trouble pulling them off just keep running through my head. As a long time Martha FANATIC I always look the stamp projects her team puts out and they are soooo stinkin’ simple but always elegant. I have NEVER pulled that off. It ends up looking like I forgot to finish the card. I don’t know if it just reminds me of the beginning of my stamping hobby- when stamps cost a fortune and were only sold individually and ink came in Black. Plain colored paper was hard to find and I often had to settle for “paper by the pound” which was a horrible texture for stamping. I would stamp my lone image, and stamp it with regular black dye ink and emboss with either black or gold (the only colors embossing came in). Then I had to melt it over a candle or the stove. Lots of pieces lost to fire or singed.

    After watching a few dozen of your videos and hearing “Wink of Stella” about 2000 times I bought a few when Blitsy had them and I am in love. I find my self adding shimmer to random places like you did on the pink edges of this card. I got gold and silver as well as clear and then a pink, orange and purple set. It really is an innovative product since one has so much control over where it goes.

  2. This is such a beautiful card to give to someone who is fighting this terrible battle! This stamp set is lovely. Thank you for the tips and tricks!

  3. Beautiful card. Love the wink of stella and tomboy marker tip! Thank you so much! Always love your cards!!

  4. Great tip with the tombow markers and wink of Stella. II don’t have the tombow markers but I will definitely try it with the distress markers. I love the simplicity of your card.

  5. I lost my BFF 12 years ago shortly after her 50th birthday any video about breast cancer is emotional for me but I love all your videos, your tone and pitch are just right, you are precise and give options for tools you use. Calming as well as informative. Keep up the great inspiration you provide!

  6. Great video (as usual) and lovely card. Your friend will love it. I am so proud of myself. I used that fun foam trick with my Big Kick when I first got it because I didn’t have embossing pads. It managed to do the trick.

  7. Jennifer, Love the simplicity of the embossing with the die cut. Great card. My mom is a breast cancer survivor…over 20 years. She was so strong and courageous and put her hope and trust in the Lord. She learned so much through the trial. Thanks.

  8. The cards I make always have an occasion for a certain person. It’s person that inspires me and finding the right stamps and colors for their personality. I would love the labels for the new Studio inks. They were not available when I bought the ink and Studio Calico will not wave any of the shipping costs. I don’t buy from Studio Calico that often at all. lol

  9. Great card Jennifer and for such a great cause! Breast cancer has not only laid it’s ugly hand on close members of my family but several friends too. I work as an M.A. in an internist’s office and am always amazed at how many women shrug off their yearly mammograms. We definitely need more awareness!

  10. Very pretty CAS card, Jennifer. So sweet of you to jump on the bandwagon for this great cause. I love your technique of coating that little sweet heart! Thanks always for your generosity.
    =]

  11. Thank you so much for this beautiful card and for all your videos. I was diagnosed in Jan and underwent a mastectomy in Feb. I am very fortunate with an early diagnosis and a optimistic outcome. I watched your videos (as well as others in the stamping community) during my recovery when I didn’t feel up to stamping myself. They helped so much to pass the time and give me something to look forward to when I felt better. Please know that what you do matters to tons of people out here.

  12. How do you do this all the time – you’re amazing!! Got to get me some of those dies for embossing! I just did a note card set and a “good thoughts” card where I double scored 1/2″ around the edges to add interest to them. Thank you again for all the information and techniques you continue to share with us.

  13. a beautifully simple card with a strong message.
    how funny ..when my WOS clear ran out I didn’t throw the empty one away I filled the barrel with water and used it with my water colours and you get an awful lot of extra twinkle for a long time and even when it finally runs out you are left with a great water brush.

  14. Jennifer,
    Beautiful card…very touching. I love your videos, been watching for a bit now, they always teach me something new using simple methods. I also want to thank you for the hug…I am battling the BC beast at the moment, and it is taking a toll on me, I just hope I have enough strength slay it.

  15. Thanks so much for participating in the hop!! I really believe that we made a tiny bit of difference spreading awareness and encouraging women to take care of themselves! Love this card so much! <3

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