Layered Embossing Technique

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Hello Friends !

I made a card for the Cas-ual Fridays challenge where the theme is 'Embossing' and cas(e) this sketch challenge #131.And I tried a new technique by Jennifer McGuire, that I learnt in Clean and Simple online card class 4 earlier this year.
So glad that finally I found time to try this out. Here's my card:-

In this technique, you can see that the embossing is done in two layers, hence the name. Here's the step-by-step process I followed:-

  • Prepared my card base for embossing, so that the stray powder particles don't stick to the undesired areas. Usually you need a powder tool for this, but since I didn't have a powder tool, I just heated my card base area using my heat tool, the heat reduces the moisture from the paper and the stray powder doesn't stick. Thanks Rajni Chawla Ma'am for this useful tip.
  • Stamped 'celebrate' using versamark ink and heat embossed using Ranger's enchanted gold embossing powder.
  • Then, on a separate piece of card stock, stamped the solid balloon images from Mama Elephant -good times stamp set using memento dew drop inks.
  • Stamped 'celebrate' again overlapping the coloured balloon images and this time around, heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.
  • Fuzzy cut the images and stuck them over the gold embossed sentiment in such a way, that the word 'celebrate' appears complete. Used 3d foam adhesive to stick the images.
  • Drew those balloon strings with my microtip gel pen and stamped the sentiment' the good times'.
  • Added a few rhinestones and the card was complete.
Let me know how you like it. I love reading your feedback on my work always.

Thanks for visiting me and have a great day. :)


  1. Yes Jasleen I loved it ! Happy to see your CAS card :) Thanks for sharing the steps :)

  2. Very beautiful card!! Thanks for the tip with heating the card before embossing!!

  3. Super cute card!! Love those colorful balloons! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Very clever design Jasleen. A fun card all of the way.

    Hugs and Blessings

  5. Lovely card Jasleen ....loved the cheerful colors...n thanks for sharing all tips...!! :)

  6. Great use of embossing. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge! Rebecca x


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