Saturday, July 30, 2016

Oh Happy Day - Double Layer Embossing

Good morning! Stopping by this morning to share another card using some of the amazing new product from Simon Says Stamp called the Masterpiece Box - full of new unreleased products from some of your favorite companies! For today's cards I decided to use the Simon Says Stamp set that is included in The Masterpiece Box and a super fun double layer embossing technique with distress inks!

The idea for the technique I used on these popped into my head as I was driving home the other night - I couldn't wait to get home and see if the idea in my head would work like I hoped - I was so glad it did! Let me tell you what I did...

I started off by stamping all the flowers and leaves and such in clear Versamark ink on white cardstock. BEFORE adding embossing powder, I stamped the sentiment over the top with black Versafine ink. Since both of these inks work well with heat embossing, I then sprinkled the clear embossing powder over all of it at once.

Once I heat set it all, then I set out with all my distress inks to blend on lots of color - and just like magic, the flowers and leaves showed up white, and the sentiment stayed black!

Once I blended my colors on, I flicked on a bit of water, then some white paint splatters.

I die cut the front panel with a rectangle die, then matted it with black cardstock.

Finished off with some clear sparkling sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Also linking this up to this week's Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes:

Also linking this up as one final entry into Virginia's View Challenge - All About Colors:

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  1. Great technique! Love your cards!

  2. SUPER Magical, Heather!! I really love the double embossing and your use of distress inks is SUPERB!! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “All about Colors” Challenge! Congrats on the FB feature over V. V. Challenge! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  3. These cards are so cool! I've never thought to try embossing that way. I received the Unity stamps today, maybe next month I can get this set you're using...I love that flower. Have a great week! Hugs

  4. Gorgeous! I am so giving your brilliant - and beautiful - technique a try!

  5. Beautiful! Congrats on your top 10 fav at Virginia's View!