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Multi-Colored Embossing Powder-Nancy’s View

100_1246Embossed Butterfly
By: Nancy Dees, Artistic Guide

                                                                                                                  Finished Card Size: 5.5 X 10.5

Butterfly (JudiKins)
Phrase (Judikins)
Black & white cardstock (artist’s stash)
Black and white background paper (S-E-I,  Black Orchid Pad)
Gold metallic (artist’s stash)
Versamark embossing ink (Tsukineko)
Krylon gold pen (Krylon)
Embossing powders:
Black (Stampin' Up!)
Gold (Ranger)
Copper (unknown)
Brads (artist’s stash)


  1. I chose my stamp first as this would determine the size of the card and also what colors of embossing powder I would need.  Not all stamps work well with the multi-embossing technique.
  2. I prepared my card stock by rubbing it with an anti-static pad.  I had the inks I selected close at hand.  I inked my stamp with Versa-mark.  To apply the embossing powder, I began at the outer edges of the image and worked my way in.  This seemed to work best for me as my colors went from lighter on the outside of the image to darkest in the center.  As I applied each color of embossing powder, I shook off the excess before continuing to the next color.  As soon as I had all colors applied to the image, I heat set it.100_1243
  3. Then I stamped the phrase, applied black embossing powder and heat embossed.
  4. Next, I trimmed my image and mounted it on black cardstock.100_1245
  5. I edged the phrase with Krylon gold leafing pen and mounted it on black cardstock as well.
  6. Instead of ribbon, I used a strip of gold metallic paper to accent the right edge of my card.  The phrase and the gold paper were attached with glue.  I used black and gold brads to adhere the butterfly image to the background paper.
  7. Finally, the background paper and stamped images were added to a white card.

Give this technique a try.  It takes some time and thought, but the person who receives this card will be amazed with your talent.  So break out the embossing powder and heat gun and play.


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