Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Playing with embossing powders

Hello and happy Tuesday to you!
I had a little play time in the ol' craft cave yesterday, and
wanted to share what I made. I tried a new to me technique
called layered heat embossing. This technique works great with
any of those layering stamps, of which I have maybe two: a peacock 
and a Christmas tree. I used the peacock for my experiment:

here's the finished inside:

I don't think I've used my anti-static bag so much on one project ever! LOL!
And miracle of miracles, it worked for me!
Just look at all those layers of embossing powder:

I was happy to find that I had a couple of blue embossing powders to use.
The one I used for the solid body had glitter in it, as did the gold I used on
the tail feathers, so there's a bit of sparkle all over this bird!

This was a fun technique, and I hope to experiment with it again soon.
That's it for now. I'm going to go play in the dirt and plant the
flowers I bought on Sunday. Had to wait for decent weather first.
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: Hero Arts - Color Layering Peacock; MFT - Birdie Brown Greetings Galore
Ink: VersaMark; Memento - Nautical Blue
CS: Neenah; Bazzill
DP: scrap (I think it's HOTP)
Accessories: MISTI; Stampendous EP - Blue Tinsel, Alexandrite, Jade Pearl, Jeweled Gold, Detail White; Inkadinkado - black EP; heat gun; static bag
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares


  1. Such a striking card with a fabulous image and loving the bling. The technique turned out beautifully and so is your card x. Thank you for joining in the CAS Mix Up Challenge and trying this new to you technique x.

  2. What a gorgeous peacock, Chris! WOW! Love the blues and the layer of gold! Fantastic job and the embossing bag is a must for this technique! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  3. Your card is fabulous Christine, love the two shades of blue with the touches of gold and green on the peacock and the other elements of your card match perfectly. Thanks for joining us this month at CAS Mix Up!

  4. This is gorgeous, Chris! Not sure how you've done it, but the end result is amazing, Jo x

  5. Beautiful card, Chris! Love the shimmery colours. Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

  6. And thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper too! :)

  7. WOW!! Your layered heat embossing turned out AMAZING, Chris! LOVE the gorgeous peacock. Beautiful embossed colours! Your card design is also beautiful. PERFECT patterned paper for the strips on the either side of the main panel. And lovely with the blue card base. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!


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