Remarkable You with Copper Embossing
The Remarkable You stamp set is a classic. I was so glad to see that it was back for another year, because I have used it again and again and have never gotten tired it. In my card today I combine this classic stamp set with a new technique for a whole new look!
Metallic Embossing Paste Technique
Embossing paste is one of the hottest trends in stamping right now. There are lots of different kinds of embossing paste out there, including metallic ones. If you already have basic white embossing paste and you already have metallic embossing powder, you can stretch your supplies a little bit and get a 3D metallic effect without having to go out and buy something new.
- First, use your white embossing paste (or whatever color you have) and apply it to your card. You could use a stencil or spread it straight on the card like frosting, whichever you like.
- Next, sprinkle metallic embossing powder right on top of the embossing paste while it is still wet.
- Heat the embossing powder until it melts. The embossing paste may get a little puffy as it is heated, that’s normal.
The embossing powder does a great job of covering up the white paste, and it looks just as shiny as ever, so you can’t even tell that you started with white embossing paste at all!
- First, cut and score a Whisper White card base.
- Next, cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock 1/8″ (0.3 cm) smaller than the card base.
- Then, cut a piece of Emerald Envy carstock 1/4″ (0.6 cm) smaller than the card base.
- On the Emerald Envy cardstock, place the brick stencil from Pattern Party Decorative Masks. (Over a protected surface!)
- Spread embossing paste over the center of the stencil so it fills some of the holes.
- Remove the stencil and sprinkle copper embossing powder over the wet embossing paste and tap off any excess. (Then go clean the embossing paste off your stencil before it dries!)
- Heat the embossing powder until it melts.
- On Rich Razzleberry cardstock, stamp the flower from Remarkable You three times in VersaMark ink. Sprinkle on copper embossing powder, tap off any excess, then heat until it melts.
- Cut petals from two of the copper flowers and adhere them to the third with dimensionals for a layered look.
- Die cut a Whisper White circle large enough to fit beneath the flower.
- Dry fit the flower, circle, and a zigzag of Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon across the Emerald Envy embossed layer to find the right placement. Remove the flower and circle and staple the ribbon in place.
- Use dimensionals to attach the flower to the circle, but before sticking them together, tuck a little piece of copper trim to the back of the flower.
- Adhere the circle to the Emerald Envy embossed layer (hiding the staples), then adhere the remaining card layers together.
I use staples for ribbons whenever it is possible to hide them or make them look good. There’s no dry time and after you staple it, that ribbon isn’t ever falling off.
Cardstock: Emerald Envy, Basic Black, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry (c) Stampin’ Up!
Stamps: Remarkable You (c) Stampin’ Up!
Dies: Layering Circle Framelit Dies (c) Stampin’ Up!
Other: copper embossing powder, heat tool, dimensionals, Copper Trim, Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon (c) Stampin’ Up!
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