It’s been quite a while since I’ve done much embossing. When I first started stamping and bought that heat gun, I was enthralled. Watching that embossing process was so cool. And there are so many heat embossing techniques. Why don’t I use them much any more? Aha! Does this make a good Ways to Use it Challenge? It was fun to challenge myself to create am embossed design and I hope you’ll join me today in the challenge here.

Embossed Journey Card


For this project, I used one of my favorite (and easy) embossing techniques.  A multi colored embossed surface using three different embossing powders. It probably has another name as well but I call it Triple Embossing.Here’s how you do it…

  1. Choose a  large stamp such as a background stamp or an image with a lot of inking surface. Ink with Versamark or embossing ink and stamp your paper.
  2. Sprinkle embossing powder A over approximately 1/3 of the surface. Remove excess.
  3. Sprinkle embossing powder B over another third of the surface. Remove excess.
  4. Sprinkle embossing powder C over the entire surface. Remove excess,
  5. Heat with heat gun until all the embossing powder is melted.


I love the way the embossed areas catch the light. You may also have noticed the huge brad in the project. It was  embossed with about 5 layers of Cranberry Adirondack Embossing powder to coordinate with my project. The stamping it done on some patterned paper, the Basic White 6×6 paper pad by Basic Grey.

Quick Tip: Use embossing powders from the same company so that they liquify at approximately the same time for good blending.

Supplies: Black cardstock by Bazzill, Cranberry Cardstock by Prism, Basic White 6×6 paper pad by Basic Grey,  Life ScrapblockSilhouette Blooms 1 by Cornish Heritage Farms, Cranberry Adirondack Embossing Powder, Tarnished Gold Embossing Powder, and Silver Embossing Powder by Ranger, Tim Holtz Tissue Tape by Advantus, Rosebud and Tangelo Memento Ink and Versamark Ink by Tsukineko

Happy creating!

6 responses to “Embossing

  1. What a neat card and technique-love the triple embossing. tfs

  2. Just saw this on SCS Julia, it’s lovely! The branch looks great with that Scrapblock and I love your tissue tape flower. Hope you are well!

  3. Conniecrafter

    never have tried this, great results you had, neat flower!

  4. just as wonderful as can be! 🙂

  5. Love this card. So perfect for a graduation or new turn in life card. The colors are dreamy.

  6. Hi Julia,

    I make a post to 06/29/2010 about your bags custom. I loved this bags! My name is Caroline, i live in Brazil and admire very much your work! Sorry but my english is bad ;).

    My blog is http://www.sorelinha.blogspot.com and my email is [email protected] or [email protected]


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