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Coloring White Embossed Images

I remember when...

my Stampin' Up!® demonstrator showed me heat embossing for the first time. Now THAT was a WOW! Being new to stamping, I soaked that all up and knew right away that I wanted to use heat embossing on my Christmas cards that year. It's like magic!

In my years with Stampin' Up!, I've seen so many trends with embossing. I remember when we had all kinds of colors of powders, too. Looking back, those powders made projects look pretty gaudy...but kinda cool. :) But it did get me thinking...could I recreate that look yet make it even more versatile? Of course! Where there's a will, there's a way! I've seen this technique done before, so it was just a matter of choosing the stamp set and giving it a try. It's really so easy...

  • Step one: emboss an image using White Stampin' Emboss Powder on dark cardstock

  • Step two: color the white embossed lines using Stampin' Blends

Yep, a little gaudy. And also yep, so cool. The colors pop right off the black cardstock!

The image was stamped using Versamark ink on Basic Black cardstock, then embossed using White Stampin' Emboss Powder and a Heat Tool. I used the following Stampin' Blends colors to add those bright, beautiful colors to the image:

  • Soft Suede Dark (table)

  • Misty Moonlight Dark (dress)

  • Daffodil Delight Dark (hair)

  • Blackberry Bliss Dark (hat and belt)

  • Crumb Cake Dark (arms)

  • Smoky Slate (glass and birds)

  • Cherry Cobbler (wine)

And to make it even more awesome, I made this card a fun fold!


Basic Black cardstock:

-7 3/4" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4"

-5 1/2" x 1 1/4", scored at 2"

-3 1/2" x 3 1/2" or so for the large label

Basic White cardstock:

-4" x 5 1/4"

-scrap for oval

Misty Moonlight paper from the 2020-2022 In Color Designer Series Paper Pack:

-3 1/4" x 5 1/4"

-3/4" x 5 1/4"

To see the process of making this card, you can watch my video tutorial. For a list of all the supplies I used to create this card - and links to each product in my online store - check out the bottom of this post.

Happy stamping, my friends!


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