Add Cute Details Using Embossing Powder

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Using embossing powder in different colors on the same card easily adds lots of cute details!

We all know that using embossing powder and our heat tools to add some textural details to our cards is an easy trick. Today’s card shows how combining two different colors of embossing powders can be really complementary and give those little details just enough extra wow to make them special. Let’s take a look at this cute card Jamie has made for us today!

Jamie started by die cutting a piece of decorative paper using the largest die from our Slimline Nested Scallop With Stitch set. She then placed our Slimline Inside Rounded Square die – one of our innovative slimline insert dies – inside her die cut piece and ran it through her machine again.

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At the same time, Renee ran a scrap of white card stock through with the same die to cut one of the little rounded squares to use for her greeting. She adhered her die cut panel onto a piece of white card stock cut to give her a narrow border all the way around to show off those sweet scallops, using foam squares for a little dimension.

Then she started with her heat embossing. She stamped the Happy Birthday square from our Happy Birthday set onto her white rounded corned square with Versamark and heat embossed with her Iced Pink Embossing powder. She then stamped the Happy Birthday greeting in the center, again with Versamark, and this time heat embossed with gold embossing powder. This may not seem like a “big thing” but when you see how it all comes together with the following steps, you will appreciate this pretty mix.

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Jamie adhered this innocent looking little element inside the center square on her die cut panel with some liquid glue.

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Now, Jamie made her own coordinating decorative paper by dabbing Versamark ink all over a large scrap of white card stock and heat embossed with the same Iced Pink embossing powder. (Depending on how juicy your ink pad is, you may want to repeat this inking and heat embossing process until you have the coverage you like.) Jamie then used our Balloons die and cut out some balloons from her custom heat embossed card stock AND some different decorative paper with gold accents.

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She then arranged her little balloons inside and floating up out of the other two open squares using liquid glue and foam squares to create the look of dimension she liked.

When you look at the card, you can see how echoing the Iced Pink heat embossing in the greeting with the balloons and the gold heat embossing in the greeting with the gold accents in the balloons make a nice circuit for the eye to keep roving over. Using embossing powder to add these two “jumping off points” in the greeting keeps the eye coming back for more!

All that was left for Jamie to do was to adhere this whole assembly to a pink slimline card base and pop on a few sequins

Here are the things you will want to get out onto your craft table to make your own versions of these cute birthday cards:
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Have you tried using embossing powder to make your own custom card stock or in combination with other colors? We recommend starting with one color and one metallic so you can get the hang of the balance but of course, there’s no such thing as “mistakes” – just design tweaks – so if you are ready, go for it!


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