Hello there! Today I am showing lots of examples of combining/layering basic embossing powders to get dimensional, unique results.
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Each of my examples features layered embossing. By combining different basic embossing powders together, I was able to get new looks. The differences are subtle but I hope they inspire you to try new combos. I used the LOVE images from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero January Kit stamp set. This is such a stunning set! (More on that below.)
My first card shows the layering of four basic embossing powders. I first white heat embossed the “love” shadow… and then embossed a layer of Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder (HA | SSS). This White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder gives a pearl look to whatever is behind it… in this case it gives a white pearl look. For the detail portion of the layered “love”, I double heat embossed with silver. That extra layer just adds more dimension.
The layers of embossing results in the look of a puffy sticker. 🙂
This next example has some subtle differences from the first, but shares another layering option. I did the “love” shadow with two layers of white embossing… and then the “love” detail layer has silver embossing and then Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder (HA | SSS). The sparkle is very unique!
By the way, that “thank you for your” sentiment is from the Hero Arts Acts of Kindness Stamp Set (HA | SSS). And I used the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero January Kit stamp set to stamp “sending you love” on all the matching envelopes.
I adore the layering on this last one! The I did two layers of Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder (HA | SSS) embossing for the shadow of the “love”. For the detail image? I did white embossing followed by Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder (HA | SSS). This is a great way to create a sparkle embossing powder from any solid color embossing powder you have!
For the background on all of these cards, I used a stencil I created myself using the new Hero Arts Window On Love Die (HA | SSS) and vellum. While holding the “stencil” over my embossed pink panel, I added Hero Arts White Dye Ink (HA |SSS) with a Tonic Blending Sponge. This is a white DYE ink… whereas most white inks are pigment. The Hero Arts White Dye Ink gives a smooth, soft result that intensifies as it dries. It almost looks like velvet!
This next example is a bit bold, but demonstrates how fun combining embossing powders can be.
I started by pressing my Versamark Ink over a Hero Arts Window On Love Die (HA | SSS) vellum die cut “stencil” on pink cardstock… and then added Hero Arts White Embossing Powder (HA | SSS). After heat setting and allowing it to cool, I placed the Hero Arts Window On Love Die (HA | SSS) itself onto the pink cardstock so that the back of the die was facing up. I pressed Versamark ink over all the heart openings… and silver heat embossed. The silver hearts are smaller than the white hearts thanks to the metal trim on the die. Finally, I pressed Versamark over the enter panel and embossed with Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder (HA | SSS).
Here are a few other videos with layered embossing…
- Layered Heat Embossed Backgrounds
- Faux Metallic Accents
- Layered Heat Embossed Stamping
- Layered Heat Embossing
This post is part of a blog hop showcasing the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero January Kit. This kit has a wonderful stamp set, several large dies, and more! The kit value is $62… but only costs $34.99! You can see all the details HERE. The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. And they sell out fast! The stamps and dies are not sold separately. (Remember that Hero Arts does now have a subscription option with FREE US shipping and $9.99 international shipping in case you never want to miss out on a kit. Find out info HERE.
HERE is the kit. All this for under $35!
The next stop on the hop is the blog of one of my favorite cardmakers – Yana Smakula. (You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Hero Arts Blog.)
Hero Arts is giving away a kit to a lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. For your chance, leave a comment below and on all the blogs in the hop by 11:59pmEST on 1/14/18. (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 shared on the Hero Arts Blog. Hero Arts will reimburse the winner if they already bought the kit.)
Want to find the products I used? 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 from Hero Arts. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.