Friday, February 3, 2012

Multi-Color Heat Embossing

Hi everyone!
Chrissie here today.  I have a super fun technique to share with you today.  I love to heat emboss and there isn't anything cooler than mixing up those colored powders to create a multi-color effect.  It's really easy - the only catch is that you have to work fast! Ready to get started? Let's go!!

First, gather your powders that you want to use.  I chose to use yellow, orange, mauve and purple.  I thought it would be nice to go from light to dark.  I also decided to use coffee filters instead of my usual catch tray to speed things up.  This way, I could just drop each powder into its own filter and move it along.

Simply stamp your image using VersaMark and start from one end of the project.  Sprinkle on the first color, then shake off.

Then, move onto your next color.  Make sure you are shaking the excess powder off in the right direction! So, if you are going light to dark, shake the dark off in the other direction so it doesn't mix with the lighter colors.

Try to get this done as fast as you can.  No pressure, but if you don't move quick, the ink will dry and nothing will emboss when you use your heat gun!!!

Check out the fun rainbow effect.  So many possibilities with this technique.  And I just love how it looks using the Large Polka Dots stamp set!

After heat embossing, I wrapped some twine around the card and adhered it with plain old Scotch tape in a spot I knew would be hidden.  I think this just keeps it cleaner than letting the tape or glue show up in inside of the card (and this also doubled as the gift receipt holder in the inside of the card for the birthday gift this went with!).

I die cut a few fun little pieces using my Cuttlebug and I used Bold Sentiments I for the main sentiment on the card.  I thought it would be a sweet touch to sew down the center of the butterfly and spread out its wings!

 I simply adhered everything with pop dots for some dimension.

And I corner rounded two edges using my Zutter corner rounder! I love rounding only one or two edges instead of all four.  It just adds something to the card.

I love the simplicity of the card with that heat embossing really showing up as the highlight!

I hope you give this technique a try and I'd love to see what you create - don't forget to post them in the SP Gallery.  And you could end up getting picked to be a Friday Fave!

Bonnie has a absolutely stunning card to share!

Vera has a very simple, yet amazing card for you today!

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  1. Wow! So pretty! I love polka dots and I love the layers of colors!

  2. What a fun technique Chrissie - so pretty!

  3. What a neat idea! Love the colorful embossing.

  4. Love it! The colors you used are awesome.

  5. I wonder why I've never tried this??? It looks great!

  6. I love the new technique videos!! You did a great job.