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Creating Dip-dyed heat embossing

In today’s video, I have 3 cards where we will be creating dip-dyed heat embossing and it is such a fun and easy technique to do. As well, I’m sharing a few tips to help you along the way so you can easily try it out next time your in your craft space. These cards also feature the fantastic trio from WOW! And Seth Apter called Cosmic – which have some love blue mixed embossing powders. So let’s get crafting!

PRODUCED AS PART OF MY DESIGN-TEAM WORK FOR WOW! Embossing powder - SEE END OF POST FOR MORE DETAILS

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creating dip-dyed heat embossing

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creating dip-dyed heat embossing

creating dip-dyed heat embossing: dip-dye card

For this first card, tear a piece of Gina K Ocean Mist cardstock for a more organic look . Next, flip you card over and apply WOW! clear ultra slow drying embossing ink by lightly wiping the pad over the edge. The lighter the better to prevent any harsh lines from the pad showing.

For this card, use the Sea of Tranquility from the Comic Trio as this pairs well with the cardstock. As it heat sets you get a lovely turquoise mix and it is gorgeous! Now, you can repeat inking and adding heat embossing to build up the embossed area, but can just stick to one application if you prefer.

blending the transition

Once you’re done with all the heat embossing, use your blending brushes to apply Aquatini Catherine Pooler ink and blending off the embossing powder, fading the colour out. To intensify the colour, also go in with Daydream ink, going back between the colours to get a smooth blend. After this is complete, you’ll get a lovely blend and transition from the embossing powder to the cardstock giving a dip-dyed look to the card panel.

For the sentiment, die-cut the Heffy Doodle Thanks out of white card and layer this up 3 times. To add a little more interest to the sentiment, add clear hologram sparkle over the top to add a touch of sparkle. The embossed panel was foam mounted onto a white card base before the sentiment was added.  Next, stamp a sentiment from Altenew Hello & Hugs stamp set in Hero Arts soft granite ink, trimming this down to foam mount onto the card front.

creating dip-dyed heat embossing: dip-dye sentiment

For the second card, we are going to create a dip-dyed look to a layered die-cut sentiment.  To begin with die-cut the Altenew Fancy Thanks die out of Ocean Mist cardstock 3 times. Next, using liquid glue, adhere these together.

Once your layered die-cut is assembled, use your embossing ink again to use the direct to paper method to apply ink to the bottom half of the sentiment. Don’t worry about it being perfectly straight, the more organic it is the more it will look like it has been dip dyed.

adding the embossing powder

For this sentiment, use Space Dust embossing powder from the Cosmic Trio. It has a lovely blue and grey mix and really pops off this light cardstock when heat set.

To create the background panel, use the Altenew Pressed Leaf die on a white card panel. This does not cut the leaf design out, but partially cuts the leaves for texture. The panel was foam mounted onto a card base made from Gina K Sea Glass cardstock, and add a few foam pads behind the leaves to give definition. Just remember to not put foam pads behind the leaves where the sentiment will set.

creating dip-dyed heat embossing: dip-dye die-cuts

Start off by die-cutting the Altenew Monstera 3D die out of Ocean Mist cardstock To add a little colour to some of the pieces for more depth we can add some ink blending.  Take you negative die-cut piece, flip it over and then use small pieces of purple tape to put on the back of the open spaces.
Now, when you flip it over again you can insert one of the die-cut pieces and you can easily ink blend onto the die as it is not longer fiddly. Next, use your blending brushes to apply the same colour inks as before to the die-cuts. Now, what’s great is you can get these smaller ink blending brushes, allowing you to add ink to smaller areas to create shading in smaller areas.

adding texture

For the heat embossing, as these pieces are quite small and fiddly, get a piece of scrap cardstock and apply some repositionable tape. Next, place the die-cuts onto the card and you can now easily apply you embossing ink and powder before heat setting as you have a larger surface area to work with. Again, use the direct to paper method to apply ink before covering with Blue Moon Powder from the Comisc trio. This has lovely shades of dark blues with so clear powder mixed in too. Once they’re all heat-set, add small pieces of 3D adhesive foam pads behind the die-cut to layer up adding a little more dimension.

To assemble the card,  stamp the Altenew Pinstripe background stamp in Catherine Pooler Mint To Be ink and trim this down to adhere to a card base made from Sea Glass cardstock. To create the scene, temporarily position a few of the leaves to determine where to add the pot, and foam mount this onto the card. Next, use liquid glue to adhere the leaves down, slotting them into the pot. Another sentiment from the Hello & Hugs stamp set then adhered to the front.

finishing the cards off

All 3 cards were then finished off using sequins from Lucy’s cards using Gina K Connect glue and my Pick-up-tool to adhere them down.

creating dip-dyed heat embossing

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Pinstripe - Altenew
Pinstripe – Altenew
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Hello and Hugs - Altenew
Hello and Hugs – Altenew
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Fancy Thanks - Altenew
Fancy Thanks – Altenew
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Monstera 3D die - Altenew
Monstera 3D die – Altenew
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Pressed leaf die - Altenew
Pressed leaf die – Altenew
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Thanks Heffy Cuts - Heffy Doodle
Thanks Heffy Cuts – Heffy Doodle
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Daydream Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Daydream Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Daydream Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Daydream Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Aquatini Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Aquatini Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Aquatini Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Aquatini Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Mint to Be Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Mint to Be Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Mint to Be Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Mint to Be Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Soft Granite Shadow Ink - Hero Arts
Soft Granite Shadow Ink – Hero Arts
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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Cosmic Trio - WOW!
Cosmic Trio – WOW!
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Gina K Designs - Sea Glass Cardstock
Gina K Designs – Sea Glass Cardstock
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Ocean Mist Heavyweight Cardstcok - Gina K Designs
Ocean Mist Heavyweight Cardstcok – Gina K Designs
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
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Purple Tape - 0.5
Purple Tape – 0.5″ – Thermoweb
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Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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“Life Changing” Blender Brushes 2 pack
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“Life Changing” Blender Brushes 10 Pack
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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QuickStik - We R Memory Keepers
QuickStik – We R Memory Keepers
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This post was produced as part of my design team work for WOW! Embossing Powders have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from WOW! Embossing Powder to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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