WPlus9 | A Background Study (Take Three): Heat Embossing & Ombre. Video

WPlus9 | A Background Study (Take Three): Heat Embossing & Ombre. Video

Hello friends! During the month of April I shared several projects using background stamps. I titled my posts Background Study as I wanted to explore and test out different background options I could create using WPlus9 stamps and inks for my cards. Affiliate links used at no additional cost to you.

I used two different stamp sets – Borders and Backgrounds 1 and Borders and Backgrounds 4. I made two sets of cards using different color combinations – some very bold and colorful and some soft and feminine.

WPlus9 | A Background Study (Take Three): Heat Embossing & Ombre. Video

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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PROJECT DETAILS

For my monthly video tutorial I wanted to continue exploring backgrounds and decided to create several additional card ideas featuring heat embossing. I only used inks for my original cards and did a lot of ombre stamping, this time I decided to do heat embossing and do ombre ink blending for a similar, yet different look.

WPlus9 | A Background Study (Take Three): Heat Embossing & Ombre. Video

I heat emboss several backgrounds using gold and white embossing powders. I used Antique Gold and regular white. You can use Gold or experiment with other embossing powder colors – Platinum, Brass, Silver, you can even do clear.

To create my backgrounds I used a clear block with gridlines, you can also use a stamp positioner, but using a block with etched lines makes stamping go faster. Grid lines help a great deal when aligning images and making sure each row is perfectly straight. When mounting my images onto the block I made sure the bottom of my design was exactly next to one of the grid lines.

WPlus9 | A Background Study (Take Three): Heat Embossing & Ombre. Video

Instead of using white, I picked colored cardstock for my projects (Cotton Candy, Sea Glass and Island Blue). Whenever I do ink bending I prefer to use colored cardstock to make it easier on my wrist and also to save time and do significantly less blending. You can use white paper for this, do white on white heat embossing and use 2 or 3 colors of ink to create ombre ink blending, but when you have colored cardstock as your base you need to do a lot less work as you already have that base color right there on your paper.

WPlus9 | A Background Study (Take Three): Heat Embossing & Ombre. Video

WPlus9 | A Background Study (Take Three): Heat Embossing & Ombre. Video WPlus9 | A Background Study (Take Three): Heat Embossing & Ombre. Video WPlus9 | A Background Study (Take Three): Heat Embossing & Ombre. Video

I used Sweet Gelato ink for my pink ombre ink blended papel. For my light blue one I used Lake House and for the dark blue I used Falling For Blue and Nautical Navy (these are identical ink colors I used for my original Background Study cards).

WPlus9 | A Background Study (Take Three): Heat Embossing & Ombre. Video

WPlus9 | A Background Study (Take Three): Heat Embossing & Ombre. Video WPlus9 | A Background Study (Take Three): Heat Embossing & Ombre. Video WPlus9 | A Background Study (Take Three): Heat Embossing & Ombre. Video

I trimmed my backgrounds down and foam mounted onto 4 bar note cards. I simply adore this card size lately, so I wanted to make more smaller cards to have on hand.

To embellish these cards I used More Fresh Cut stamp set – I stamped Happy Birthday sentiment in blank ink onto strips of white cardstock and die-cut and stamped several leaves and flowers to complete my projects.

WPlus9 | A Background Study (Take Three): Heat Embossing & Ombre. Video

WPlus9 | A Background Study (Take Three): Heat Embossing & Ombre. Video WPlus9 | A Background Study (Take Three): Heat Embossing & Ombre. Video WPlus9 | A Background Study (Take Three): Heat Embossing & Ombre. Video

I used same ink colors I used for my ink blending and also picked Last Leaf and Appletini colors to stamp the leaves. I foam mount sentiment strips onto my cards and foam mounted flowers and leaves on top. I used my fingers and shaped the leaves a little bit to make them look a bit more dimensional.

WPlus9 | A Background Study (Take Three): Heat Embossing & Ombre. Video

WPlus9 | A Background Study (Take Three): Heat Embossing & Ombre. Video WPlus9 | A Background Study (Take Three): Heat Embossing & Ombre. Video

One last thing I did – I used a black pigment pen, white and black Nuvo Drops and added details to my cards. I used Gloss White dots to add white dimensional centers to my flowers and also used same product to add details to my backgrounds.

WPlus9 | A Background Study (Take Three): Heat Embossing & Ombre. Video

WPlus9 | A Background Study (Take Three): Heat Embossing & Ombre. Video WPlus9 | A Background Study (Take Three): Heat Embossing & Ombre. Video WPlus9 | A Background Study (Take Three): Heat Embossing & Ombre. Video

So this concludes my April background study! I hope you have found it useful and inspirational. Let me know in the comments below if you’d like to me to do similar studies in my upcoming posts.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support

WPlus9 Borders & Backgrounds 4 Stamps
WPlus9 Borders & Backgrounds 4 Stamps
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WPlus9 Borders & Backgrounds 1 Stamps
WPlus9 Borders & Backgrounds 1 Stamps
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Wplus9 More Fresh Cuts Stamps
Wplus9 More Fresh Cuts Stamps
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Wplus9 More Fresh Cuts Dies
Wplus9 More Fresh Cuts Dies
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WPlus9 Lake House Dye Ink
WPlus9 Lake House Dye Ink
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WP9
WPlus9 Falling For Blue Dye Ink
WPlus9 Falling For Blue Dye Ink
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WP9
WPlus9 Nautical Navy Dye Ink
WPlus9 Nautical Navy Dye Ink
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WP9
Wplus9 Shell Pink Dye Ink
Wplus9 Shell Pink Dye Ink
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WP9
WPlus9 Little Piggy Dye Ink
WPlus9 Little Piggy Dye Ink
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WP9
WPlus9 Sweet Gelato Dye Ink
WPlus9 Sweet Gelato Dye Ink
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WP9
WPlus9 Last Leaf Dye Ink
WPlus9 Last Leaf Dye Ink
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WP9
WPlus9 Appletini Dye Ink
WPlus9 Appletini Dye Ink
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WP9
Spellbinders Tool
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Tonic Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Ranger Dylusions Paint Pens 2 Pack
Ranger Dylusions Paint Pens 2 Pack
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad Clear
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad Clear
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Island Blue Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Island Blue Cardstock
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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SSS | SC
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refills
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Hero Arts Ultra Clean Stamp Cleaner NK202
Hero Arts Ultra Clean Stamp Cleaner NK202
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EZ Runner Grand - Permanent
EZ Runner Grand – Permanent
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SC
EZ Runner Grand - Permanent - Refill
EZ Runner Grand – Permanent – Refill
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SC
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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SSS

2 Comments

    1. Very pretty! I’ve never seen one of those ink blenders like that before (I live on an island and we don’t always have that many options at the local craft store!). It’s a neat technique!

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