Welcome to the Back to the Basics! Technique Blog Hop where we will be showing you a variety of basic techniques that highlight a few of our new Seasonal Expressions products! If you have come here from Haley Dyer’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of ideas. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melissa’s Blog.
My goal this year has been to show you how to use your “stuff”, and today’s blog hop gives me the perfect opportunity to share some Basic Heat Embossing Techniques♥ with you. How many embossing powders do you have sitting in your craft space? Can you remember the last time you used them? Today, I plan to inspire you to pull out those bottles as I share four basic heat embossing techniques I used on my Grateful Sunflower card.
At the very bottom of the post, you will find a list of the supplies I used as well as a video I created♥ for my VIP group showing various ways to use embossing powders.
Simple Embossed Sentiments♥
This is how most of us use our embossing powders. After stamping the sentiment using a VersaMark™ Ink, I sprinkled White Embossing powder over the image, then used a Heat Tool to set the powder.
Combining VersaMark with An Exclusive Ink♥
There are times we want to create an embossed look using a specific color. On my project, I wanted to center image to be embossed in Saffron. Using my stamp platform, I first stamped the image in VersaMark™ Ink, then stamped the image again with Saffron Exclusive Ink, sprinkled it with Clear Embossing Powder, and heat the image.
Combining Multiple Embossing Powders♥
The center of the sunflower has a slight shimmer, which was achieved by mixing Clear Embossing Powder with a small amount of Copper Tinsel. You don’t need much and you need to plan on throwing the mixture away when you are finished. This time, I stamped with a Pigment Ink to get the color I wanted for the center of the sunflower.
Embossing Pens Add Detail♥
Our new Embossing Pens are a great way to add little bits of embossed elements. After stamping and shading my leaves, I used the Embossing Pen to accent the veins.
Here is another photo of the card showing all the details♥ I was able to create with each of the Heat Embossing Techniques. These are just a few of the ways you can use your stash of embossing powders.
Want to learn a more?♥ Check out the video I created for my VIP Facebook Group showing some more way you can use each of our Embossing Products. If you are not on Facebook, you can view a shortened version here.
Now ‘Hop” on over to Darlys Recker’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. I hope today’s post has encouraged you to start using your embossing powders to create something new.
♥I can’t wait to see what you create!
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20 thoughts on “Back to Basics Technique Blog Hop”
Thank you, Tamara.
Fabulous card! You’re right- I don’t emboss enough. Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration!
You are very welcome. I can’t wait to see what you make.
I ADORE heat embossing too! Thanks for sharing your tips & your wonderful card! 🙂 A customer of mine purchased my own Melissa Esplin stamp set…and seeing the use of it on your card, made me realize I need to get that stamp set back into my hands! 🙂
You are very welcome, Krista. That stamp set is one of my favorites to use.
What a beautiful card! Love the four different embossing techniques! I have done most of them but will need to try the second.
I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the post. You will have to show me the finished product once you give it a try.
Great idea to pull out the embossing powders and this is one of my favorite stamp sets!
Thank you, Wendy. I have been learning new ways to use them so I thought I would share.
Carrie your card is gorgeous! I love the black background and your embossing tips are really good. I need to emboss more often!
Thank you, Michelle. I hope that you give it a try soon. It adds so much to a project.
Such a gorgeous combination of stamping and using multiple embossing powders….just love the leaves and the center of your sunflower. Thanks for sharing!
I am so glad you enjoyed this post. I hope it inspired you to try something new this week.
Love embossing – pretty sure watching the powder magically melt into a shinny raised image the first time got me into cardmaking over 20 odd years ago. Love how you showed lots of different techniques & tips. And your card is so pretty. TFS
I feel the same way. I taught my 11yo niece how to heat emboss and she was completely taken by the melting powder.
I absolutely love this card and the result generated by the embossing. It’s beautiful!
Thank you, Melissa. I hope it inspired you to play with embossing powders this week. 😁
Fantastic card and use of so many techniques! I absolutely LOVE white embossed sentiments on black cardstock.
Thank you. I hope it inspired you to try something new this week.