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Double Embossing

cardDouble Embossing
By: Nancy Dees

Combining techniques can add a whole new dimension to your paper crafts.  We have all grown to appreciate embossing folders. They add texture to paper and can create a totally new look behind your favorite stamp.  Heat embossing can add color, depth and some glitz to stamped images.  But you can double your creativity when you double emboss.

Double embossing is an easy technique and you can use supplies that you already have (no excuses for buying new items!)  Adding heat embossing can totally change the look of cardstock you have folder embossed.

To double emboss you will need the following:

Embossing folders
Versa Mark pad
Embossing powder (The colors you choose will depend on the color of cardstock and/or the design of the folder)
Anti-static pad
Rubber brayer
Heat tool

You will need to emboss with the folder first.  Then rub your embossed cardstock with the anti–static pad.  Next ink your brayer with the Versa Mark, making sure to cover the entire roller. Brayer over the embossed portion of your cardstock.  It is better to re-ink the brayer and apply a second coat instead of pressing down too hard.

When you feel you have good coverage, apply your choice of embossing powder.  Shake off any excess.  If needed, use a fine brush to remove powder from areas you don’t want heat embossed.  Use your heat tool to heat the embossing powder and enjoy your results. On the example I have included, I used copper embossing powder on dark brown CS, gold embossing on dark green CS and white on the dark blue.

copper on dark brown

copper on dark brown

gold on dark green

gold on dark green

white on dark blue

white on dark blue



The finished backgrounds can use this like any embossed card stock for card making.   I mounted the dark brown with copper onto tan CS.  I finished it off by die cutting a tag and a large label from the tan.  I embossed a tree ( Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree) using the copper embossing powder on the label.  Then I edged the tag with Versa Mark and embossed it with copper.

I hope you enjoyed this technique and decide to give it a try.








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