Altenew & WOW! Collaboration Blog Hop. Color Layering with Embossing Powders
Hello and welcome to Altenew and WOW! Embossing Powder blog hop! We hope to inspire you to use Altenew stamps with fabulous embossing powders by WOW.
Because I am a huge fan of Color Layering (using multiple images or layers to create one multicolored image) I decided to do color layering using embossing powders for my card. The technique is simple, instead of using ink pads you use embossing powders.
To make my images pop I decided to work on black cardstock and use white and blue colors. I started by treating my cardstock with an anti-static powder tool (I use pencil eraser to clean up the powder after I’m done with embossing) and heat embossing several flower outlines using Opaque Bright White Super Fine Powder. Because its super fine it works beautifully for detailed images like these.
The image that I used, the small flower, has 3 layers and an outline. I didn’t want to use all 3 (however you can, make sure to start with the bottom layer for best results) and decided to use only one detail layer. There are actually 2 detail layers for this flower, so I used one for a few images and also used another one for a few additional flowers, this way I was able to create slightly different images for my card.
The reason I selected this particular stamp set and this very flower is because the layers that I used the color my flower with do not overlap the outline. There is a gap in the “layer image” for the ouline (like a zig-saw puzzle). Had there not been a gap, I would have covered the flower outlines with blue embossing powder and I didn’t want to do that.
The powder I used for coloring – Vintage Peacock is a beautiful mix of glitters and embossing powder. When heat set it shines beautifully and gives several shades of light blue, almost teal color.
For my sentiment I used a simple Congratulations from the Magnolia set and heat embossed it using the same white powder. I die cut my panel using the Stitched Rectangle die from Simon, adhered the outer part directly onto the card and foam mounted the inner part to create dimension on this project. I also embellished my project using my current favorite clear drops from Pretty Pink Posh.
Thank you so much for joining us for this hop! There is a lot of inspiration to be found on blogs, be sure to visit each stop of the hop.
If you arrived from Altenew blog, the next stop on the hop is Martha’s Lucia Gomez blog. Here’s a full list of stops:
- Altenew Blog
- Yana Smakula
- Martha Lucia Gomez – next stop
- Amy Gray
- Sarah Jackman Reed
- Svitlana Shayevich
- Fran Westmoreland
- Anna Kossakovskaya
- Laurence Colling
- May Sukyong Park
- Victoria Petrenko
- Therese Calvird
- Susanne Rose
- Sveta Fotinia
- Marika Rahtu
- WOW Embossing Powder
There are 2 $30 WOW gift certificates and 2 $30 Altenew gift certificates up for grabs. Winners will be picked randomly from the comments left on any of the blogs participating in the hop. (Comments must be left by 2/28. Winners will be announced on the WOW and Altenew blogs on Monday, February 29th.)
Altenew Peony Bouquet Stamp Set
SSS | AZ | AN
Altenew Magnolias For Her Stamp Set AN101
SSS | AN
Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
SSS | AZ
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
SSS | HA | AZ
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
SSS | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Dies
Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer Die Cutting Machine
SSS | SC | AZ
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
SSS | HA | AZ
3L Scrapbook Adhesives – EZ Runner Grand – Permanent
SC | AZ
3L Scrapbook Adhesives – EZ Runner Grand – Permanent – Refill
SC | AZ
Creative Hands BASIC Multi Color Foam Sheets 1510259E
SSS | AZ
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
SSS | PPP
Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
SSS | AZ
WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder
SSS | AZ
WOW Embossing Glitter VINTAGE PEACOCK Regular WS49R
SSS | AZ
Ericka StrangeFebruary 27, 2016
Beautiful card look the pop of the white and the blue is gorgeous!
pinkheelscreativeFebruary 27, 2016
I love your card. The Vintage Peacock embossing powder is so beautiful! The way you cut and then lifted the middle panel makes the card so interesting.
craftmommyFebruary 27, 2016
Cute and simple card.
halomomFebruary 27, 2016
I have not tried to add more than 1 color of embossing powder. Looks really nice on your card.
FloFebruary 27, 2016
I thought your card looked like denim. Love the flowers.
Wendy McCarthyFebruary 27, 2016
Ooh the embossing on the black card is beautiful! Love that peacock powder, so pretty. Xx
SandraBFebruary 27, 2016
I would never have thought to use this stamp set like this! Thank you for the inspiration.
salima0705February 27, 2016
WOW Yana… sweet card.
mleehm2014February 27, 2016
jan metcalfFebruary 27, 2016
Stunning! (A WOW card!)
Karen MillsFebruary 27, 2016
Gorgeous!!! beautiful card!
Michelle BrownFebruary 27, 2016
Yana, always a beautiful surprise when I see your cards! I just love this one, the peacock embossing powder is just beautiful on the lack card stock.
Thanks for sharing,
jintyoo7February 27, 2016
Beautiful, love the layered look with embossing powders 🙂
Deborah B.February 27, 2016
Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing this technique of layering colour with embossing powders. These embossing powders look amazing!
KristieFebruary 27, 2016
Very stunning card!!! LOVE it!
Ana SFebruary 27, 2016
Blue with white and everything on black – amazing.
Jessica GaudetteFebruary 27, 2016
So pretty! I love seeing non-white card bases!
Miriam PrantnerFebruary 27, 2016
That blue embossing powder is so pretty and I LOVE this on the dark paper!
KailashFebruary 27, 2016
The blue and white pops beautifully on the dark background, gorgeous!!!
Shawnvelle McNeilFebruary 28, 2016
I never thought of using embossing powder that way. Very cool!
Michelle BrownFebruary 28, 2016
Yana, this is such a gorgeous card! I never would have thought of using embossing powder for the two colors of the flower. The peacock blue is so beautiful.
Thank you for sharing,
chamorritacraftsLydineFebruary 28, 2016
Gorgeous card Yana! Thanks so much for sharing!
Denise SayersFebruary 28, 2016
I absolutely love this technique and the colors you used are great on that card stock.
Miriam LeechFebruary 28, 2016
I never thought of layering with embossing powder rather than ink!! Genius, with beautiful results! Thank you!
amandachristensensFebruary 28, 2016
I’ve never thought to use two different embossing powders on layered images before. Your flowers are gorgeous!
Becky SmithFebruary 28, 2016
MarjRFebruary 28, 2016
Love that card so much!
Patricia CarterFebruary 28, 2016
Love the card. Looks like denim! It Pops!
Toni CFebruary 28, 2016
So beautiful. I love every bit of this card.
Jan CastleFebruary 28, 2016
Kris in AlaskaFebruary 28, 2016
In a word… stunning!
DarceyFebruary 28, 2016
What a gorgeous card Yana, just love it! I can’t wait to try it!
Debbie JohnsFebruary 28, 2016
Absolutely stunning card. Really elegant and stylish too. Love it.hugs xxxx
Aya AlsheshtawyFebruary 28, 2016
NuhaFebruary 28, 2016
Love the cardstock color and play on color with embossing powder, inspired me to try something new.
escardsncraftsFebruary 28, 2016
Great card–had never thought of using embossing to layer the colors–very smart!
LaurieFebruary 28, 2016
Beautiful card! I love how the embossing powders have been used. Gorgeous!
Monika/buzsyFebruary 28, 2016
Lovely card Yana. Love the white and blue embossing on black. So elegant.
LauraJane:)February 28, 2016
Beautiful embossing layers!
Vicki SmithFebruary 28, 2016
Unbelievable card…wish I had a “smidgen” of your talent!
Angela LemmonsFebruary 28, 2016
What a beautiful card!! I love how the color pops against the black cardstock!
Laura RFebruary 29, 2016
Love, love, love this sooooo much.
LindarubFebruary 29, 2016
Love the blue on your card.
Deepti StephensMarch 17, 2016
Wahnita HammondApril 4, 2016
Now that is one amazing card!!! Love, love, love the jeans look!!! 🙂
carly poolJuly 1, 2016
I never thought about doing white embossing with colored embossing powder on black! I know what Im gonna do this week! What a beautiful layout and It really makes the flowers pop
ZenaSeptember 13, 2017
Great technique, will be doing this. Love how Pinterest can keep great card designs going round.
Carol RossouwApril 25, 2018
What a clever technique and stunning card! Thanks for the inspiration