Thursday 14 May 2015

Triple Embossing

Hi everyone, I'm Yvonne and its my turn to share an inspirational post with you.
as our current challenge is Three of a Kind,   I decided to re-visit a technique many of you will know,
Triple Embossing. Then use some  the pieces I made  later in this post as
another example for the  current challenge.

On the left are some of  the main ingredients you will need. Embossing powder,Versa Mark, tweezers, some die cut shapes, I used and old cardboard box, as you do need at bit of thickness to the base. 
A heat gun and a heat mat.

Either press the shape you are using into the  VersaMark pad or stamp all over it,  cover with embossing powder and heat, remember to use the tweezers. While still hot sprinkle again with the power and re heat.
this image is how mine looked after 2 layers.

Add a third layer of powder, while it is still hot,  BUT,  do not heat it yet if you want to add some detail

It gets a bit tricky now, you have to have your stamp ready to use on the table and inked up. I usually use Stazon ink or Archival.
Heat the shape until it is molten, lay it onto your mat then quickly press  the stamp on to the shape.

It does stick to the stamp, just ease it gently away when it cools.

This is the end result. If you are not happy with the result, just reheat it all and stamp again, it will change the colour depending on what ink you used.

On my sample card I left some of the flowers plain, with just the three layers, but with the addition of a sprinkle of another colour embossing powder just before heating.

Whilst having all the tools to hand I also made some word tiles using the same method
Then used the tiles  to add detail,  to a set of cards  with   Ruth's current  
Challenge theme of Three of a kind  in mind.
Using the same main  stamp image [Inspired by Banksy from  Bee Crafty] ,and  embossing folder for all three cards.

Thank you for visiting and I do hope you will join in the fun at Stamps and Stencils.


  1. Thank you Yvonne! a fabulous post with some beautiful examples for using this embossing technique. Toni xx

  2. Great post Yvonne! Hugs, Valerie

  3. Great post Yvonne with beautiful makes. I must re-visit that technique myself as it used to be one of my favourites x

  4. How fabulous Yvonne, I haven't tried triple embossing for ages and what a great idea with the current challenge theme. The flower is a wow but I do love those banksy cards, great combination of image and techniques, gorgeous! Ruth x

  5. Great post,great tutorial,great technique And great card !!
    Thanks so much for sharing Yvonne!!

  6. The textured gilding looks just amazing, Yvonne - a great tutorial, thanks.
    Alison xx

  7. Beautifull , special project!! I love it!!


  8. Love this technique thanks for sharing Yvonne, and your cards are wonderful,off to try now.

    Sharon xx

  9. Beautiful texture ...thanks for sharing this idea. Love all your cards, Yvonne, they are awesome!