Tuesday, May 9

❁ Embossed Petals Card

Good Morning Everyone!

Welcome to today's tutorial and hello to all of my new readers :) I have been overwhelmed by all of your lovely comments over the past few days and to hear that my tutorials are helping some of you. Puts a massive smile on my face :) So Thank You!! for all of your support xx

With today's card I wanted to showcase how to use embossing powders to colour with.

I have seen lots of beautiful cards that use embossing powders in all sorts of different ways. But I haven't seen any where one colour embossing powder is used as the outline and another is used to colour the image in. 

So that put the question in my head, could this be done?? 

Finding the answer to this was my mission today and after trying a few different techniques. I found a way that worked for me and gave me the look I was going for. That is when today's tutorial was born :)

Today's card was made using the stamp set Garden in Bloom from Stampin' Up.

Garden in Bloom Photopolymer Stamp Set

I have used this stamp set so much; to the point my stamps are losing the will to stick to my acrylic blocks haha. If any one has any tips of getting stamps like new again. Please please please comment or email me to let me know. Any advice will be much appreciated :)


Card base - Basic Black card stock 10 1/2 x 6 inches (27 x 15 1/2 cms)

Score @ 5 1/4 inches (13 1/2 cms)

Other card stock needed -

Whisper White card stock - 5 x 5 3/4 inches (13 x 14 1/2 cms)

Night of Navy card stock - 4 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches (12 1/2 x 14 cms)

From today's chosen stamp set, I have used the large 6 petal flower (both the outline and filling in stamp), the largest butterfly outline stamp and the teeny tiny butterfly stamp.

With the piece of Night of Navy card stock. 

Stamp the large flower outline stamp using a Versamark ink pad five times around the left hand side of the card stock.

Sprinkle over Silver Embossing Powder and set with a heat tool.

I alternated the colours I wanted my flowers to be so if this is the look you are also wanting. It may be easier to do the different embossing powder colours separately.

Now using the filling in stamp for the flower along with the Versamark ink pad. 

Stamp over the flowers you would like to be the colour white. 

If you are not wanting the whole petal filled in. Use a piece of scrap paper or card stock to cover the area of the stamp you do not want the embossing powder to adhere to.

Sprinkle over White Embossing Powder and set again with the heat tool.

Now do your final flowers exactly the same way as before. This time I used Clear Embossing Powder as I wanted my flowers to stay Navy but still have a sparkle to them.

Finally, stamp two butterflies onto your card front with a Night of Navy ink pad.

Leave the card front to completely cool an dry.

Meanwhile make your sentiment.

Today's sentiment is from the stamp set Beautiful You from Stampin' Up. 

Stamp your sentiment on to a piece of Whisper White card stock using a Night of Navy ink pad.

The piece of Whisper White card stock I used measured 2 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches ( 6 x 3 1/2 cms)

Using the Versamark ink, stamp the teeny tiny butterfly onto your sentiment piece and use the Silver Embossing Powder to make it sparkle!

Also emboss the edges of your sentiment piece also using the Silver embossing powder.

Back this onto a piece of Night of Navy card stock that is 1/4 inch bigger in diameter (using dimensionals) and then on to a second piece of Whisper White. Use Snail Adhesive.

Now time to build your card.

Attach the largest piece of Whisper White card stock to the card base using Snail Adhesive.

Place your card front onto the card base using dimensionals.

Adhere your sentiment piece in between your two stamped butterflies using snail adhesive.


I hope this tutorial is clear to follow :)

As always, any questions or comments please email me or comment down below.

Also I will leave all products used; along with their links to where you are able to purchase them.

I hope you all have a fab rest of your day.

Take care and Always sparkle x



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