Aged To Perfection Ombre Heat Embossed Card

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Hi, I have been playing with an ombre heat embossing technique and have a couple cards to share with you. I recorded both attempts at this card and uploaded them to our YouTube channel. You can watch this videos by clicking HERE and HERE.


Heat Embossed Background

Firstly I trimmed a sheet on Neenah card in half length ways so it would be easier to hold. I inked up the background stamp with Versamark and put my card onto the stamp. Keeping one hand to hold the card in place I used my fingers to press the card into the ink to get a good impression.  Using a mix of copper and gold embossing powder using a spoon to lightly sprinkle on the embossing powder until all the Versamark is covered.


TIP: Keep the embossing powder very lightly sprinkled on the card! I think I still sprinkled too much copper embossing powder at the start.



Once this panel was heat set with my heat gun, I set it aside to work on my base panel.  I stamped the “Aged To Perfection” with Versamark and covered it with gold embossing powder.  Trimming the background embossed panel to make a border that can go above and below the sentiment.  Finally trimming this panel so it would leave a small border around the card base, and popped them both up on foam tape.


Finishing The Card

To finish the card I added some Crystal Drops in Bright Gold.  I used sequins as placeholders so I could decide where I wanted the drops before committing to the card. I think I over do the crystal drops sometimes.  This was then adhered to a card base and my card is ready for a birthday or retirement.


Have you tried the ombre embossed technique?  Leave a photo in the comments or tag us on social media (@shopthelittlepapertree #thelittlepapertree)






Hero Arts Tiny Flags stamp

Avery Elle Sip Sip Horray stamp



Versamark Embossing Ink



Neenah Solar White

Bazzill Marshmallow



Tonic Nuvo Classic Gold embossing powder

Ranger Super fine Copper embossing powder



Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops Bright Gold


Little Things Sequins (as placeholders)



Ranger White Foam Tape



Marvy Jewel Picker

Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

WRMK Precision Press Stamp Positioner

Lawn Fawn Acrylic Block

Tonic Mini Guillotine

Fiskars A4 Paper Trimmer

Heat Gun




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