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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Precious Metals Double Embossing - Just For You

Hello Crafters

I thought I'd share these cards with you today, where I have used the Lustre Embossing Powders from my latest Precious Metals Collection with Cosmic Shimmer.

I did post photos of these cards on my Facebook page, but I'm aware that not everyone 'does' Facebook, so I'm sharing here and, to be honest, I love these cards too ha ha

Double Embossing is one of my favourite techniques, it's a fabulous way to take a die cut sentiment (as I have), shape, flower, leaf or whatever and make it into something really special, they almost look like metal (or enamel, depending on which colour powder you use), what a great way to use all those scraps of card we have, but can't bear to throw away (you know what I mean!)

If you watch me on HOCHANDA, you will most likely have seen me demo this technique as I always try to get it in one or two of my shows for those who haven't seen it before..

In case you haven't seen me do this,.. it's the easiest thing in the world!
Just take your die cut, push it (face down) into your perfect medium pad (it's the best!) then sprinkle with your chosen embossing powder, heat up and repeat,.. twice is usually enough, but you can do three layers if you wish... (remember, all my embossing powders are lustre ones, so you get that gorgeous pearly sheen from them!)

I also used the Mica Powders in the respective colours to paint the centre of the orange blossom flowers (just use a water brush)

Here's what I used on all these cards (with links to the products on my www in case you 'need' to treat yourself,.. and why wouldn't you ha ha)
Swirling Hearts Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson
Sentimentally Yours Just For You die by Phill Martin
Coconut White Foundations Card
Innsbruck die by Sue Wilson (one of my all time faves!)
Fern Trio Leaves dies by Sue Wilson
Orange Blossom Complete Petals dies by Sue Wilson (another fave!)
Pearl PVA Glue, Pearl Ink Mister, Lustre Embossing Powder, Mica Powder
(in Copper, New Gold, Old Gold, Gunmetal, Titanium and Platinum)
Self Adhesive Pearl Strips by Creative Expressions
Self Adhesive Pearl Corners by Creative Expressions
Diamond Frost Fine Glitter by Creative Expressions (new)

And here is the card, the same card, but in all 6 colour ways,.. how different they all look to say it's the same card!



New Gold


Old Gold


I hope you like these cards, I loved making them, it's a great way to use those lustre embossing powders too and, as you know, I like co-ordination, so to have all these great products that co-ordinate, for me, is amazing!

Happy Crafting!

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  1. Hi Phill,
    They are all so beautiful it's so hard just to pick which colour I love the best. I love your style of card making.
    Hugs Sheila xx

  2. Hello. A really stunning card and as you say looking different with each colour used. I used to work filling sugar powders for a company called Sugar flair and my favorites were the litre powders. Kind regards Sandra

  3. Lovely Card, it's really nice to see all the colours together,

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  5. Hi Phill
    Beautiful cards and love the different embossing colours you have used.
    I have this die so must try the embossing too.
    Thank you for sharing xx Jeanie.e

  6. Hi Phil
    Such a gorgeous array of cards, all beautifully made in your unique style, thank you for sharing X X X

  7. Good evening Phill,
    The platinum is my favourite as it is on the softer side of the metals which i just love and although your cards are all the same it's amazing how different they actually look when done in the different colours. The platinum reminds me of snow white hair which looks so chic and elegent which is probably why i love it. Thank you flower for giving us such choice and options as they could quite easily follow wedding anniversaries as well.
    Crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

  8. Hi Phill all your cards are gorgeous. I am loving the lustre embossing powders. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  9. Love them all. Very difficult to choose between them.

  10. Wow. What a beautiful card . I'm new to card making and am trying to follow the demonstrations on Hochanda ( with some success) . You make it look so easy Phill.

  11. Hello Phill, what gorgeous cards, love the sentiment die. Take care. Bx

  12. Morning Phill, oh I do like this, every time you come up with something new you transform us crafter's lives, we are enriched with knowledge and great ideas, thank you.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  13. Stunning Phil love all the colour ways very effective.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  14. Good Morning Phil, beautiful cards and I love all the colour ways they look stunning. hugs Shirleyxxx

  15. Woooooo stunning! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  16. Hi Phill. Love all the cards. So pretty
    Nicola xx