Bella Blvd + Card Maker Blog Hop | Dual Embossing

Hello everyone and welcome! Today I'm sharing a one-layer card using a fun technique that I'm calling Dual Embossing. I created this card for the CardMaker and Bella Blvd Blog Hop using the Illustrated Faith Fly Free stamp set. You'll find all the blog hop details below. First though, I invite you to check out this fun technique!

Dual Embossing and Distress Inking Everything Beautiful Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith Fly Free Stamp Set and Ranger Distress Inks

1.  Begin by positioning your stamps on your MISTI. If you don't have one, I recommend stamping one image at a time.  Below you can see how I positioned my stamps. 

2.  Stamp the images onto watercolor paper using Versamark Embossing Ink.

Tip:  Remember to wipe down the paper with an embossing powder pouch or tool before you begin stamping to eliminate moisture and any residual skin oils your fingertips may have left on the paper surface. If you are new to heat embossing check out my Heat Embossing Tutorial on the CardMaker Magazine Blog.

Dual Embossing and Distress Inking Card Tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith Fly Free Stamp Set and Ranger Distress Inks

3.  Remove the stamps from your MISTI, clean them and position them to fill in the rest of the space where you didn't stamp. This can be a little tricky with the clear ink.

Dual Embossing and Distress Inking Card Tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith Fly Free Stamp Set and Ranger Distress Inks

4.  Next, stamp your sentiment in Black ink. I recommend Ranger Archival Ink or a pigment ink.

5.  Sprinkle the entire image with clear embossing powder and heat set with your embossing gun.

Dual Embossing and Distress Inking Card Tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith Fly Free Stamp Set and Ranger Distress Inks

6.  Now the Distress Inking fun begins! Select several analogous colors - these are colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. These colors will blend together nicely without creating ugly browns. Apply the ink in a circular motion using a foam blending tool.

Dual Embossing and Distress Inking Card Tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith Fly Free Stamp Set and Ranger Distress Inks

Dual Embossing and Distress Inking Everything Beautiful Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith Fly Free Stamp Set and Ranger Distress Inks

7.  Take a small paint brush and splatter water onto the card. Dry the water with a paper towel.

Dual Embossing and Distress Inking Everything Beautiful Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith Fly Free Stamp Set and Ranger Distress Inks

8.  Die cut the card front using a stitched die cut. 

9.  Adhere the stamped panel to your card base.

Dual Embossing and Distress Inking Everything Beautiful Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith Fly Free Stamp Set and Ranger Distress Inks

Dual Embossing and Distress Inking Everything Beautiful Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith Fly Free Stamp Set and Ranger Distress Inks

I hope you enjoyed learning about Dual Embossing and Distress Inking. Now it's your turn to give this fun technique a try!

Dual Embossing and Distress Inking Everything Beautiful Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith Fly Free Stamp Set and Ranger Distress Inks

Blog Hop Details

If you're hopping along you should have arrived here from the blog of Jeanne Streiff. The next stop on the hop is Stephanie Buice. For those of you just joining the party, I've included the entire hop list below:

And now for the good stuff...Bella Blvd is having a giveaway! Make sure to leave a comment on each blog for your chance to win this awesome prize featuring some of their new Illustrated Faith products.


Happy Hopping!

Comments

  1. I love this technique-it gives such a soft and pretty effect!

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  2. Very clever-looking forward to trying this technique

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  3. beautiful backgrounds!! love them!!

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  4. Just stunning! I'll have to give this a try. Great tips! Lovely cards, just lovely.

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  5. These cards are great. Love this technique . Thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. What a beautiful simple card. I love how easy this one would be to mail but still has alot of texture. Thanks fr sharing.

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  7. Have not tried embossing yet but I love your cards so I will have to give this a try!!

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  8. Love to emboss and this looks like a fun
    way to do it. the colors are wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

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  9. Lovely cards. Love seeing the illustrated faith used in cards and not just for bible journaling.

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  10. Very pretty backgrounds. I usually don't like unrealistic butterflies but these are cute as can be.

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  11. I love the embossing technique on your cards!! They are simply beautiful!

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  12. What beautiful cards. Love the backgrounds.

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  13. What beautiful cards. Love the backgrounds.

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  14. Thank you so much for the step by step tutorial - can't wait to try this. The cards are beautiful.

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  15. Very pretty and I like this technique.

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  16. Beautiful cards! I love one layer cards as they are so easy to mail to my friends! Thanks for sharing these with us!

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  17. I think I will give this a try, thank you!

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  18. Such a wonderful technique and it has beautiful results!!! These cards are simply gorgeous, Juliana!!! Thank you for the great inspiration for this special hop!!! I always love your creations!!

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  19. Beautiful technique. Lovely cards.

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  20. Love this technique!! Pretty cards!

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  21. What a fabulous set of cards- I really need to get a Misti.... NEED IT! Thanks so much for the chance to win! savannahland2 at comcast dot net

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