Stamparatus Technique #4 – Colour Heat Embossing

Welcome to my post for the Stamparatus Technique #4 – Colour Embossing.

Some projects require colour embossing, but the right colour embossing powder is not available, for example in this project I wanted the rabbits stamped in Crumb Cake and then coloured with the Stampin’ Blends. Colouring with the blends could result in the stamped image bleeding when coloured, to avoid this the solution is to emboss…

But there is no Crumb Cake embossing powder (or any colour you require) nor are the Stampin’ Up Classic ink pads sufficiently sticky to hold embossing powder…

Not a problem use the Stamparatus precision stamping technique (#1) double stamping an image with a combination of:

  • First the colour of choice
  • Second with Versamark

The second stamping (with Versamark), the paper needs to be in exactly the same position as the first stamping, this will overstamp the image precisely to provide a sticky base for the embossing powder to hold. If you have multiple cards to stamp, then cut all your cardstock to the same size so that they will all be in exactly the same position when stamped.

Once the image has been completely covered with clear embossing powder, tap off excess and heat with a heat gun.

In the image above, the first bunny in the top left is stamped only with ink colour (Crumb Cake) and the second bunny in the top left has been second stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Yes, there are other stamp positioning tools on the market, but none as good as the Stamparatus… For more information on the Stamparatus please refer to my Stamparatus Product Showcase page.

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