Welcome to Super Saturday and sorry for the late post today… yesterday just didn’t seem to hold enough hours for everything that needed to get done!! (Sorry, about the coffee two days in a row Esther!)
For today’s tutorial, you’ll need the following tools:
- Stampin’ Dimensionals (aka “pop dots”
- Heat Tool
- VersaMark Ink
- Embossing Powders (I used Iridescent Ice, Pewter, Clear and Silver)
LOL… this is something I played around with in early June but just made the card this morning! I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the embossed dimensional dots… and got up at 4am to make my card!
Three four stamp sets and images were used to make today’s embossed dimensional dots card…
- By The Seashore
- A Word For You
- Summer Silhouettes
I hoped that coloring in the center of the tiny flower from the summer silhouettes stamp set would make it look more like a starfish… but I don’t think so!
The background technique is from another Super Saturday Tutorial for Faux Cheesecloth. Yes… I cut out the crab and popped it onto the card with a stampin’ dimensional dot. But, aren’t these dots fun? Here’s how!
Step by Step…
Embossing Dimensional Dots, it’s Quick and Easy too!
- Grab a flat of stampin’ dimensionals and peel back the protective layer from as many dots as you want to emboss.
- Pour embossing powder of choice over the sticky surface and heat with a heat tool.
- If you are using iridescent ice embossing powder, finish by tapping the heated (but cooled) dots with Versa Mark Ink and a layer of clear embossing powder and set with your heat tool!
Experiment with other powders… this one is pewter embossing powder:
And once it is heated…I decided to put them onto basic gray card stock because it added some depth… and made them look more like rocks or stepping stones.
Here they are side-by-side… from left to right…
- iridescent ice and clear ep
- silver ep
- pewter ep (my favorite)
LOL… a few weeks after playing round with embossing the dimensional dots, I received a tutorial for a different way to use dimensional dots from Splitcoast Stampers by Trudy Sjolander! Trudy’s Pixel Embellishments Tutorial is quite fun and uses the dots with paper en tact… check it out! LOL, I haven’t tried that yet but probably will soon!
Have a great stamping day, and thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to reading your comments!
Shop my online stampin’ up! store for supplies used in today’s…
Super Saturday: Embossing Dimensionals Tutorial
Stamps: By the Seashore, Woodgrain , A Word For You WM 117032 /CM 120528, Summer Silhouettes WM / CM
Papers: Baja Breeze 111352, Whisper White 100730, Calypso Coral 122925
Inks: Versa Mark 102283
Terrific Tools: Heat Tool 129053, Decorative Label Punch 120907
Awesome Accessories: Antique Brads 117273, Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430, Clear Embossing Powder 109130, Silver Embossing Powder 109131, Pewter Embossing Powder 124114, Wired Burlap Ribbon (Craft Store Floral Department)
Techniques: Embossing, Embossing Dimensionals, Heat Tool, Fussy Cutting, Faux Cheesecloth