How to use heat embossing and alcohol markers…

I was asked to create a tip/technique based post for the Artisan Design Team, and I knew almost immediately that I wanted to show people how to use heat embossing and alcohol markers together. If you were to stamp and heat emboss an image, and then try to colour it in, you have two big problems.

Firstly, the alcohol marker ink would get onto the heat embossed image and make it look really messy, and secondly, the ink in the markers can react with the embossed area and damage the pens! This tip shows a way around both of these problems.

A cute bright coloured handmade card with lots of flowers showing how to use heat embossing and alcohol markers together

Below is a step by step tutorial of how to create the flowers and leaves that I have used on my finished project here. The stamp set that I used is from the Petal Park punch bundle (£36) from Stampin’ Up! I just love the flowers in this set and love how bright and fresh they look when you use this technique.

Firstly, take your chosen image and place it on the Stamparatus. Ink it up using the same colour ink that you want to colour with, or a light colour such as Sahara Sand. Stamp the image onto a piece of Basic White cardstock and then colour it in using your chosen colour of Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.

Then you are going to want to reposition the card back into the stamparatus and this time stamp it in Versamark, a sticky ink perfect for heat embossing. Cover the image in white embossing powder and then heat set with a heat tool, to give a wonderful heat embossed edge to your flowers.

Then all you need to do is punch the flowers out using the co-ordinating punch! It couldn’t be simpler.

I coloured the flowers in using Polished Pink, Fresh freesia and Daffodil Delight, and followed the same process to create the leaves, too, colouring those in using Granny Apple Green.

The background to the card is ink blended using Granny Apple Green as well, and I added a few small die cut flowers from the Sentimental Park dies, a co-ordinating set of dies.

A cute bright coloured handmade card with lots of flowers showing how to use heat embossing and alcohol markers together

If you would like to purchase any of the supplies that I have used in this project, as long as they are current, you can do so by heading to my online store, and I am so grateful for any custom, big or small.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a fabulous crafty time trying this heat embossing and alcohol markers technique out.

Until next time, Happy Stamping! xx

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