Layered Heat Embossed Backgrounds + Blog Hop + GIVEAWAYS

Hello! Today I am sharing a really cool technique of layering heat embossing to create gorgeous backgrounds. I also am part of a blog hop celebrating a month dedicated to stamping… STAMPtember®!

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I recently shared a video were I combined heat embossing and die cutting to create unique backgrounds. (You can find this video HERE.) Well, I had so much fun with the technique that I decided to create heat embossed backgrounds with stamping and stencils.

Each of my examples start with a background of heat embossing. I simply pressed my VersaMark Ink pad onto cardstock to cover it, and then added a layer of embossing powder. Once cool, I repeated the process. This gives a smooth, shiny background.

For my first card, I covered cardstock with two layers of silver embossing powder. Directly on top of this, I applied VersaMark Ink over my Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass Stencil and heat embossed with Wendy Vecchi Garden Patina Embossing Powder. The blue embossing powder melts into the silver, giving a shiny look with a bit of texture. So pretty!

I created a window with a Hero Arts Nesting Hearts Infinity Die and heat embossed “hello” from the Simon Says Stamp Live Well Stamp Set on Hot Off The Press Heat Resistant Acetate. The sentiment strip is from the Simon Says Stamp You Got This Stamp Set. And the little red heart? I just wanted a pop of color.

For this next example, I started with a Wendy Vecchi Garden Patina Embossing Powder double-heat embossed background. I stamped the new Simon Says Stamp Kaleidoscope Leaves Stamp with VersaMark Ink on top and heat embossed with Wendy Vecchi Leaf Green Embossing Powder. It looks a bit bright here, but it is fun in real life. The sentiment is again from the Simon Says Stamp Live Well and You Got This Stamp Sets.

You can use any embossing powders for this technique! Here I heat embossed the Simon Says Stamp Good Reading Stamp with WOW Verdigris Embossing Powder on top of a silver background. I also used the Verdigris Embossing Powder for the “Hugs” sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Live Well Stamp Set. The remainder of the sentiment is again from the Simon Says Stamp You Got This Stamp Set.

If you don’t have colored embossing powders, you can also layer silver and gold. For this background I gold heat embossed over the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Tree Medallion Stencil on a silver embossed background. It ends up so smooth! This would be great for a holiday card.

I changed things up a little bit on this next card. After stamping the Simon Says Stamp Oranate Stamp with VersaMark Ink on a silver embossed background, I added three colors of embossing powder… allowing them to blend into each other.

For the “together” message, I stacked a few Simon Says Stamp Together die cuts and added them to the card over the window. The sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Together Stamp Set.

Sometimes it is fun to combine bold embossing powders! Here, I heat embossed the Simon Says Stamp Oranate Stamp with Wendy Vecchi Garden Patina Embossing Powder over Wendy Vecchi Cactus Flower Embossing Powder. So fun!

Hoping this card makes someone smile…

This technique also works with white embossing powder. This background shows  Wendy Vecchi Cactus Flower Embossing Powder heat embossed on top of a white heat embossed background. I again use the gorgeous Simon Says Stamp Ornate Stamp.

I stacked several Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello die cuts and silver heat embossed the top layer. This is a great way to make your sentiment stand out!

In the video I also show that these techniques work well for smaller images, too. This first features a mini stencil – the Simon Says Stamp Damask Stencil. I heat embossed the stenciled image and Simon Says Stamp Together sentiment with WOW Verdigris Embossing Powder on top of silver.

And… finally!… one last example. I stamped a Simon Says Stamp Fractile Leaves Stamp with Versmark Ink on a gold heat embossed background. I carefully applied several colored embossing powders. Works great! The sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Thoughtful Messages Stamp Set.


Today I am SUPER excited to be a part of a blog hop celebrating Simon Says Stamp’s STAMPtember® kick-off and product release. STAMPtember® is a month long celebration of all things stamping! The month starts with this hop and several new Simon Says Stamp products. And throughout the month there are additional exclusive products and more.

I dearly love Heidi, the owner of Simon Says Stamp, and am thankful for all she has done for our stamping community.

You can find all the new products HERE.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of my bestie, Kristina Werner! (You can start at the beginning of the hop at the SSS blog.)



How would you like to win a $50 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp! They are giving away this same prize on all the blog hop stops today! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 9/2/17 telling me your favorite new product from this release. You can find it all HERE. (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 with an asterisk or Simon Says Stamp branded. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.)

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1,086 thoughts on “Layered Heat Embossed Backgrounds + Blog Hop + GIVEAWAYS”

  1. Beautiful cards. So much inspiration and love how you show how to get different cards using the same stamps. Thanks so much for sharing. I love the If the Hat Fits set as well as the Ornate set. Great release with so many to choose from.

  2. The ornate background stamp is definitely my favorite! LOVE this technique – I can’t wait to try it with the stuff I already have at home! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  3. I just love your videos! You and Kristina are my favs. I look forward to stamptember every year. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  4. Such beautiful cards. It’s always nice to learn to use the stuff we bought and hardly use. Thank you for all your ideas.

  5. Another A+ video tutorial.. I love the new ornate background stamp and cannot wait to add this to my collection and try out this fun idea.. I have a collection of embossing powders I need to get use out of and these just produce stunning results. Thank you for the inspiration.

  6. This technique is amazing! I love how it looks like you literally printed on a metal sheet! I love the You Got This stamps that SSS have for Stamptember! The sentiments are so encouraging and I love how they’re smaller – sometimes it’s the smallest things that make a differene.

  7. Another awesome video. I love watching you. Your instructions are always so clear. My favourite is the Ornate Background stamp. Love the techniques you showed us with this stamp. Can’t wait to try them. Thanks for your inspiration.

  8. Beautiful technique and I enjoyed seeing all the cards you made. My favorite new product is the fractile leaves stamps and dies. Thank you!

  9. Wow you went to town Jennifer! Such a fun technique. Those background stamps and that stained glass stencil are really great looking.

  10. Hi, I’ve never done this before, but this tutorial inspired me. I loved the effect of the double embossing! I just finished a card using this technique with 3 layers using the Stampin’ up Lotus Blossom stamp set, using 3 shades of purple. It looks amazing! I love watching your videos and the neat techniques you share! THANKS!

  11. LOVE the fractile leaves card! This would be great for any time of year! I need that set (and you to help me) to make cards for the year!

  12. Jennifer I have to tell you that I saved some of your techniques to try on WCMD. This was one of them and I love how it turned out. The other thing you might get a giggle from is you now have your own tag book, like I made for Tim’s Creative Chemistry classes , so I can find how to do the technique again if I forget. I am not into all the cutsy stuff you do, but I love the techniques. With all the comments you get the chances of you actually reading this are slim I know, but I did have to say thank you. I used to be a fabric surface designer, then I got cancer and that took care of that. So now I make cards and journal pages and some 3D projects. It’s all a circle. thanks as always for sharing.

  13. Hi there, I own about 200 hero Arts, Hampton, stampinup, and so many more vintage perfect rubber stamps I’d love to sell. If you know anyone or a company, kindly let me know as I dont want to throw them out 😭 I also have – embossing powder, never opened
    thanks much

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