Friday, 22 February 2013

Tutorial with Stencils & Heat Embossing! :)

Hi Everyone,
Hussena here sharing with you all a very easy & fun tutorial on Heat Embossing using the Versamark Embossing Pen & Stencils .....You can use ANY stencil to create this whether it be an acrylic or the negatives of your punches or die-cuts...Anything works for this technique..!!..First have a look at the card I have made using this technique :-

The centre flower in this card is done using stencil & embossing ink & here's the list of things that you will be needing for this tutorial :-

There are actually very few supplies you will require... :
: 1 Stencil
: Versamark Embossing Pen
: Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder
:Distress Inks -I have used Shabby Shutters, Mustard Seed  Vintage Photo & Tumbled Glass +Memento Pear Tart Dew Drop
:Ink Blending tool
: 1 Mini Mister

And here are the steps :-

Take your stencil & place it on a piece of white cardstock & stick it down on 2 ends using Washi tape/Sticky tape then select the ink of your choice and start coloring your stenciled image using the blending foam ..Try & cover all the area I have used Mustard Seed  Distress Ink for my flower & Memento Pear Tart for my leaves!


After you have completely colored your image using Distress Inks take your Versamrk Embossing Pen & emboss your image completely with it...Try to cover all the areas properly..This pen is quite sticky & has a malleable tip so its very easy to spread the ink with it & it gives a good coverage.

After you have completely run your pen over the colored image carefully remove your stencil & sprinkle the Ranger Clear Embossing powder over it & try & cover the image completely

Then shake off your excess powder and brush off the powder from the area surronding the image using a paint brush ...Then heat emboss the image using a heat tool ...Once you have heat embossed it you will be able to see a shiny image as shown above

Once your image is embossed you can start creating the background by blending distress inks of your choice  on a craft sheet or an laminated sheet ..Either thing works I am using an laminated sheet :). This is also a kind of Emboss Resist Technique as your image is already colored and embossed you can easily color the background without effecting the main image..I have used Tumbled Glass for the sky and Shabby Shutters to give the grass effect


 After the whole panel is colored I have spritzed water using a Mini Mister ...This will help to blend both the inks in the background and gives a very good effect ...This step is totally optional :)
I have created 3 panels using this technique ...The first panel on the right hand side is made using an another stencil and I have clear  embossed the image  first using the Super Fine Embossing Powder from Ranger and heat set it  and then blended the background so the center image is white ...In the 3rd panel (Red one ) I have  embossed the image using White Embossing Powder from Zing ! Doesn't it look so pretty ...Love the monochramatic look !!
And  a look again at how I have assembled the panel on my card :


And also I wanted to show you some fun techniques using the Versamark Embossing Pad and Black colored embossing powder from Zing !

 I have taken a plain white plastic button and using a tweezer completely covered it in the Clear Embossing ink ..Then sprinkle the embossing powder of your choice ...Here I have used the  black glitter embossing powder from Zing !Completely coat the button with the embossing powder taking care not to miss a spot ...Then heat set it using a heat tool of your choice .
And Voila you have a nice big glittery button to use ...I also did the same with a metal butterfly I had in my stash and Lo and Behold ...Now I have got a beautiful glittery butterfly ready to use on my project :)

I hope you all like my tutorial and  the fun techniques using the Versamark Embossing Pen/Embossing Pad  and Embossing powder's   ..If you have any queries regarding the technique used here or about any of the product used ..please do leave me a comment or you can mail Shalini at :  and we will get back to you ASAP :)
And now that you have seen the inspiration and various tutorials on heat embossing from all the DT's at Crafter's Corner ..We would love to see your take on it ..So why don't you link up at our current challenge "Expression's of Love" set by our DT member Shalini and stand a chance to win A versamark embossing pen,and the clear embossing powder from Ranger as well the Black embossing powder from Zing :) (All Craft supplies under one roof)
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Have a nice day everyone!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


  1. WOW Hussena! You are amazing. The ease with which you make tutorials is stunning and this particular tutorial is so well explained that I cant wait to try this technique. Your card is soooo beautiful and elegant.

  2. Great idea and well executed,your card looks beautiful:)

  3. Beautiful card and great tutee!!! thanks... and wat is the stamo u used for the sentiment...

    1. Thanks Varshita ..I have used the Hero Art's good friends sentiments stamp to stamp my sentiment .

  4. nice to see very clear description of heat embossing ,thanks.

  5. lovely card,like the background and the sentiment, the butterfly and button are awesome, nice titorial !!!!

  6. OMG! Such a b'ful card and lovely embossing.. tutorial is explained so well.. and the heat embossing button technique is just awesome.. hats off Hussena!

  7. gorgeous card Hussena :).. thanks for such lovely tutorial and sharing ur tips :)

  8. Such an informative pos,t Hussena..Love the techiniques...U r making me to take up my India trip buy all these :) Elegant card too!!!

  9. Embossing is the technique which is yet to explore. I have many questions.
    1) When you put embossing powder over the stamped or inked image, does it stick on that very well??
    2) When you try to remove extra powder is there chances that powder get remove from the image itself??
    3) After heat embossing when u distressing the background are you going over the embossed image as well??
    4) Last to start this technique what are the basic stuff I should buy first??

  10. Wow ! Hussena thanks for sharing such beautiful card and technique to make it !

  11. Hi Bhawana,
    Well I will try to explain all the ques in the sequence you have asked so here goes :
    1. Yes when we put the embossing powder on the versamark inked image it does stick very well ...other options are pigment inks even they hold the powder very well.
    2.yes if you tap your paper too hard while removing the extra embossing powder then your image also might lose some powder ...but no problem you can always sprinkle on it again .
    3.Yes once the image is heat embossed it becomes resistant to all inks and your embossed image will remain intact no matter which ink you spread around it ...this technique is called "Embossed resist "
    4.To do heat embossing you will need a embossing ink pad ...Versamark is one of the leading brand in this ...although various other companies make this too ...and of course you will need embossing powder this its good to invest in 3 basic colors ...Clear, White and black can later add more colors if you want
    Hope i have answered your questions clearly :)

  12. wow. my next buy is dedicated for this. Let me explore crafter corner shop.

  13. awesome tutorial and very well planned and executed and very clear...TOOOOO GOOOOD

  14. Very well explained Hussena..Thanks for sharing !!

  15. Wow Hussena awesome tute and card and technique.I loved your card .have tried the same with the same stencil earlier myself and loved it .Will invest in a versamark pen soon.

  16. amazing tutorial Hussena. You guys are showcasing embossing techniques so well that even I am tempted to try it out. Loved your card totally. First time I am seeing a stencil being used for embossing. So proud of you my dear friend :)


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