Dec 23, 2013

Get The Look Of Color Embossing Powders- How To!

Happy Monday Sweet Friends!  It's Charlene here with you today.  I love the look of heat embossed images especially in different colors.  Well, it would be nice to own embossing powders in different colors, but in reality, that's just wishful thinking.  So, being a crafter on a tight budget, I'm always on the look out for techniques that mimic the look.  
With a little bit of ink and clear embossing powder - we're set to go!

For this technique, I am using the gorgeous flower from Elegant Flowers and the sentiment from Cookie Sprinkles.

Shall we get started?  

  1. I picked out a stamp set that has a solid image and also die cut a few pieces of card stock.   
  2. To stamp the image, make sure to stamp onto Versamark ink first!  It's important to keep the    Versamark ink pad as clean as possible in order to avoid cross contamination.  I usually stamp the outline image first.
  3. Repeat step 2 for the solid image.  Clean your stamp with baby wipe in between stamping different colors.  
  4. Cover with clear embossing powder and heat set.  

I made 5 mini "Thank You" cards in no time at all, but they look like they took a lot of time.  I added the sentiment before adhering the squares onto the embossed cards.  Last, I added a black and white twine to tie it all together (no pun intended).  :)

We would love for you to share your creations using SSS stamps.  You can head on over to Flicker or to FB.  
I hope you like this super easy technique.  You can leave me a comment below and let me know what you think and if there's an "inky" technique that you would like me to cover in the future.  I'm not an expert, but I'm always willing to learn.  

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Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a Wonderful Holiday!


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  1. Charlene, these cards are all gorgeous! What a brilliant idea...must try this!

  2. Very pretty, will give it a try!! TFS!

  3. WOW!! Stunning thank you cards...I totally need to make some of these :)