July 4, 2012

Multicolored Embossing Technique

Hi scrappers, this is Kate from Sassy and Scrappy.  I hope you enjoy this fun technique I'm sharing with you.  I've seen similar ideas around the blogosphere and wanted to give it a try.

I started by stamping a background stamp with Versamark.  Then I slowly started sprinkling my embossing powder in alternating colors.  Unfortunately, you will "waste" some powder since all the colors will mix together, but I think it's worth it.

And after all my colors are added.  Apparently I missed a spot, bummer.  This picture is before I set the powder with my heat gun.

I also decided to try it on black card stock and I love how it turned out.

Next I placed my heat embossed pattern on my cutting mat, as you can see I chose to use the black for this card.

Next up, cutting.  Pretty simple, right?!  I chose my sentiment from the Silhouette online store and lined it up in my window so it cut directly on my paper.  If you look close you'll see I accidentally cut off part of my 'y', thank goodness I had a big enough area I could cut it again.

Then I simply put my card together.  I used some twine and a border punch to complete my card design.  I have to admit, it feels like something is missing...but in any case, it's a finished card...for now at least.  Lol.

Stamp:  Hero Arts/Basic Grey-Oxford Collection
Pattern Paper:  Basic Grey-'PB and J'
Embossing Powder:  Zing-Red, Yellow, Pewter
Border Punch:  Stampin' Up-Scallop
Twine:  The Twinery-Black
Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink
Button:  Papertrey Ink
Versamark 'Dazzle'
Embossing Buddy-Stampin' Up

Thanks for visiting and have a happy and safe 4th of July!


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Love the effect this embossing technique gives. Awesome on black papers. Thanks for sharing with us today.

Karons Krafty Korner said...

WOW - this is fabulous. And you wouldn't have to waste the embossing powder when mixed, you could always use it on something else:-) TFS

Angi said...

Super fun idea! Have a Happy 4th!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

What an awesome idea..

Lisa said...

That is a very cool effect. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

PinkE said...

Beautiful! I'm so glad you posted how to do it! Thanks!!


Barb Smith said...

Nifty new techniques. Thanks for sharing.

Barb from Toronto, Canada

Larelyn said...

This is a fabulous idea. It makes wonderful patterned paper. I love the way the sentiment looks on the white background. Thanks for sharing this technique.

Jeannie said...

This is great! You are too clever! TFS.

Cricut Couple said...

I am in LOVE with this technique! I am going to have to try it!!!