White Embossing Technique for a Soft Card
I’ve been using my white embossing powder a lot lately.
Notably, white embossing powder was used on white cardstock for this Octopus Shaker Card to showcase an emboss resist technique. Today I’m using it for a similar craft skill called the White Embossing Technique to create a soft background on this birthday card.
I used the flowers and leaf stamps from the same set as that pretty bird from the Free as a Bird stamp set. Truly this is the easiest way to ensure a card includes similar characteristics for continuity, and people will saw “aww” when they see your well-designed piece.
This technique is useful and appropriate for not only a subdued birthday card, but also for “Thinking of You” and Sympathy cards. For this reason, you can try this versatile skill on any of your backgrounds!
As soon as you get comfortable with this stunning but easy technique, I’ll bet you’ll want to try it for many of your cards as well as your other projects.
See below for how to create this soft look on your projects using the White Embossing technique.
Steps to create the White Embossing Bird Card:
- Whisper White: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ to form a card base, Scrap for bird
- Balmy Blue: 5″ x 3 3/4″
- Vellum: 1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
White Emboss Background:
- Using versamark ink, stamp the large and small flowers, as well as the leaves from the Free as a Bird stamp set randomly around your balmy blue piece. Don’t overlap your stamping.
- Sprinkle with White Embossing powder, and tap the excess back into your jar.
- Heat the powder with a heat tool until it’s shiny.
- Adhere your background to the front of the card base.
- Using versamark ink, stamp your sentiment on the left side of the vellum.
- Sprinkle with white embossing powder, and tap the excess back into your jar.
- Heat the powder slowly with the heat tool until it’s shiny.
- On your scrap piece of white, stamp your bird with brown ink. Color in with the daffodil delight Stampin’ Blends markers. Fussy-cut, and adhere to the right side of the vellum.
- Using dimensionals, adhere the vellum piece over your white embossed background.
TIP: To keep the dimensionals hidden under the vellum, apply them under the bird, and cut small strips to apply them behind some of the larger letters in the sentiment.
Such a simple technique with so many uses!
Wanna remember this technique? Pin this image!
With this card, I’m playing along with the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge – Things with Wings, and The Flower Challenge – #34 Pretty Pastels, and Stampin Up Only Challenge – #228 New Catalog Favorites.
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