We are living in unusual times, but maybe its not unlike what our parents or grandparents went through during the war. The city I live in went on lockdown last March 15 and we are limited in what we can do outside our homes. A curfew has been imposed and it feels like we are living a movie. This is the event that will define our generation and the next. It feels like the world is in upheaval but at the same time, its a step back to assess what is truly important in our lives. I now have more time for creative pursuits like watercoloring and crafting – spending more time with the kids and the hubby. That isn’t too bad if you really think about it.
This month’s ATSM challenge is Anything Goes. The technique I am sharing with you is all about heat embossing backgrounds using different colors of embossing powders to create interesting backgrounds.
For this card, I used the Marble Background stamp from The Stamp Market. I also used three colors of Altenew Crisp Embossing powder – Bronze, Antique Silver and Antique Gold.
First, I chose black cardstock. If you are using metallic embossing powder, choose a dark color so that the shine of the metallic embossing powders comes through.
Using my Misti stamping platform, I placed my card base down and placed the stamp. I closed the door of the Misti and picked up the stamp. I then used an anti-static powder tool all over my card base to make sure the embossing powder does not stick to where I don’t want it to. I then inked up my background stamp with an Versamark Ink and stamped it down onto the card base. I repeated the process twice to make sure I got the ink in all the right places.
I had all three embossing powders lined up and ready, I proceeded to sprinkle the Bronze powder over the bottom right corner – but only on one third of the card. Then I got the next embossing powder color – Antique Gold – and sprinkled it on the middle part of the card. I then sprinkled the last color – Antique silver – on the remaining one third of the card. The technique here is to try to overlap the embossing powders a little to get a more gradual blend between colors. Then I proceeded to heat set it.
For the sentiment, I used the HELLO sentiment die from Altenew Hello & Hugs die set which has a “shadow” layer which I die cut out of vellum. I die-cut the HELLO sentiment from matte gold cardstock. The sub-sentiment is from the Altenew Best Sentiments stamp set. I also die cut a smaller frame from the same matte gold cardstock using the Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity dies. To finish it off, I added gold jewels from Little Things by Lucy’s Cards.
This technique makes for a very elegant card. If you have a wide variety of embossing powders, you can try making a rainbow background!
I hope I have inspired you to try this technique. See you at the ATSM challenge! I can hardly wait to see what you create!
‘Til next time!
Note: I am affiliated with some online stores including Altenew, Concord & 9th and Hero Arts. If you use any of the links above, I get a small commission from these wonderful shops at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!
9 thoughts on “Multicolored Embossing Technique for Backgrounds and Taking Stock of the Important Things.”
What a great card! I love that background. I certainly will have to give that technique a try! I have so many embossing powders that don’t get used very much. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much! 💕 I have the same issue with my embossing powders, I love collecting all the wonderful colors 😁
LikeLiked by 1 person
Fabulous technique down right awesome card. I must try this. You didn’t list the stamp you used, of course any cling mount stamp will work with the stamp positioner.
Thank you so much Barbara for your kind words! 💕 I used the Marble background stamp from The Stamp Market as mentioned.. 😊
Beautiful embossing, Anna! I love the flow of the metallic colours with the marble background. Gorgeous!
Thank you so much! 💕