Video : Two Easy Embossing Techniques at Altenew!

Today at the Altenew Blog I decided to get out the Embossing Powders and have some fun!  And I have two easy techniques to share with you.

Are you seeing Navy everywhere right now?

I know I am, so I thought it was the perfect time to use some of Altenew’s Navy Cardstock with the Clear Embossing powder for a tone on tone look.  The sentiment is from the Many Thanks Stamp Set.

Altenew - You Make Me Happy - Botanical Garden - Many Thanks - Lostinpaper (card video) 1 copy

I used the Botanical Garden stamp and die set as well as the You Make me Happy mini stamp set for the images which I heat embossed with the gorgeous Golden Peach powder.  Some simple watercolouring and popped up on a Pale Gray corner panel and you could call it done!

Altenew - You Make Me Happy - Botanical Garden - Many Thanks - Lostinpaper (card video) 1 copy

I have filmed the process so you can watch,
You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at Youtube.

I have also linked all the products below or you can head on over to Altenew, there’s always something new to see there.

Therese signature 2

Other Supplies:  Tombow Markers – 373 / 451 / 493 / 528 / 173.  Zigs – Green / Deep Green.

Classic Crest
Classic Crest
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ALT
Navy
Navy
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ALT
Pale Gray
Pale Gray
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ALT
Bristol Smooth Cardstock
Bristol Smooth Cardstock
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SB | EH
Foam Sheets
Foam Sheets
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SB
Botanical Garden
Botanical Garden
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ALT | SB | EH
Many Thanks
Many Thanks
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ALT | EH
You Make me Happy
You Make me Happy
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ALT
Botanical Garden
Botanical Garden
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ALT | SB | EH
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
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SB | EH
Versamark Cube
Versamark Cube
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SB | EH
Crystal Clear
Crystal Clear
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ALT | EH
Golden Peach
Golden Peach
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ALT | EH
Tombow Dual Brush Pens
Tombow Dual Brush Pens
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SB
Zig Clean Color
Zig Clean Color
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SB | EH
Faber Castell - Water Cup
Faber Castell – Water Cup
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SB
Ranger - Brushes
Ranger – Brushes
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SB
Heat Tool
Heat Tool
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EH
Anti Static Pad
Anti Static Pad
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SB
Tim Holtz - Scissors
Tim Holtz – Scissors
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SB | EH
Bigshot - Sizzix
Bigshot – Sizzix
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SB | EH
Fiskars - Spring Scissors
Fiskars – Spring Scissors
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SB | EH
Guillotine - Tonic Studios
Guillotine – Tonic Studios
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SB | EH
Scor Buddy - Mini Scorpal
Scor Buddy – Mini Scorpal
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SB | EH
Fiskars - Paper Trimmer
Fiskars – Paper Trimmer
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SB | EH
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
MISTI – My Sweet Petunia
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SB | EH
Acrylic Blocks
Acrylic Blocks
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ALT
Scor Tape 1/4
Scor Tape 1/4
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SB | EH
Foam Dots
Foam Dots
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SB
Glue Tape
Glue Tape
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ALT

27 thoughts on “Video : Two Easy Embossing Techniques at Altenew!

  1. Beautiful card design, I love your videos and how you are not afraid to say or show what did or did not work! I love the multiple stamped sentiment especially on such a rich classic colour as this navy is. I usually add too much colour to my watercolor images, so I don’t seem to get a “lighter” feel as you do with some white space even in such delicate images. Awesome job and thanks for sharing!

  2. Gorgeous!! Therese, I’m becoming a wee bit better water coloring with Zigs, and Tombows… but have you ever tried water coloring with the Altenew inks? They’re wonderful, too!
    =]

    1. Hi Michele, I have tried the Altenew inks and have had mixed results, I think it was the different cardstocks I have used, they are the prettiest colours (especially the new sets)! Hugs my friend x

  3. LOVE it!! such a gorgeous card!!
    Therese I have an issue with the Zigs…..each time I have used them to make a card..my painted flowers are getting really light…no way the color I first made them…so the whole card looks odd..
    do you also have that problem?
    I always use the Zigs with a water brush so never pure…

    1. Hi Holly,
      I haven’t noticed this with my pens, maybe there is too much water coming out of your waterbrush. I would try the water brush without any water in the barrel, (just use a glass of water off to the side and dip the brush in to pick up water instead) and see if the colours stay true. I would also add the colour direct to paper if you are not already doing this (not on a block off to the side), but do be aware they they will dry a little lighter, which is normal. Hope this helps, Crafty hugs, Therese

  4. Another gorgeous soft coloured card Therese. Simple layout that looks fabulous. Always enjoy watching your videos – so helpful in so many ways.

  5. So simple but so beautiful! I’ve never thought to use clear embossing powder on colored card stock. I’m anxious to try this. Thank you!

  6. Did you use watercolor paper for your flowers? I have not had any luck blending out my zigs on regular yardstick. Thanks~

    1. Hiya, I used Bristol Strathmore Smooth 300 series cardstock (which is technically not watercolour paper but…) works beautifully for watercolouring, especially with zigs and especially for cards! Hugs Therese

  7. Beautiful card, as always. I love how you showcase so many different and gorgeous layouts. It’s what makes your art come to life. Thanks you for sharing.

  8. Love the effect you have created here with both styles of embossing Therese! The background is perfect for those pretty blooms – once again, loved watching you create:)

  9. LOVE your cards, Therese….I love watercolor, & navy has always been a favorite go-to color for me (including in my wardrobe)! I was happy to hear you mention that navy is getting popular now in paper crafting…. I started making cards a few years ago & could not find many dark blue or navy inks. I also love the clever layouts on your cards – it inspires me to try to be more creative on my projects!

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