Saturday, July 9, 2016

Heat Embossing with Distress Ink Blending

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back and thanks for stopping by. After watching a few TV marathons of my favorite shows (Law and Order and Numbers) this past week ,I decided to watch a crafty video. I found one at Prairie Ink & Paper by Amy  Rysavy.  I heard her name mentioned once in a craft class I took at My Favorite Things, but didn't real know much else about her. Wow! She does fabulous work. I think I will be checking out more of her videos rather than watching TV marathons this week, especially since I only have three weeks left before going back to school.

The video I watched was Distress Ink Blending. She made it look quite simple, so I decided to try the technique again. The key...choose the right colors for blending.

This first card I used the Avery Elle stamp set Petals & Stems. I  applied heat to the white embossing powder then added the distress inks using the small round blending tool. I had about five or six different colors that all sounded great, but narrowed it down to only 3 that worked nicely together. I cut Amazing out of white foam to add dimension. In the video, Amy said she has a problem with using foam. I place mine to the side of my bottom plate (I still use my original Cuttlebug.) and haven't had any issues. Lastly, I added Clear Glitter Wink of Stella and a few sequins.

Since I really liked how the first one came out, I decided to make another using different colors and stamp (MFT splatter stamp set ~ Distressed Patterns). This used only three inks again, but the colors blended making it look like five. I added water droplets afterwards and dabbed them dry to create the splotched look. 

Lastly, I used black glitter foam and cut out the sentiment and butterfly. A trail of gems are fluttering behind.
Be sure to come back again tomorrow for my Miss Kate Cuttables daily post.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Stay Creative,


  1. Stunning cards Georgiana. I love the ink colours you've used, they're so pretty and the splats and splodges work a treat. :)

  2. Stunning background!! Beautiful cards my friend!

  3. Oh WOW Georgiana! Those look AWESOME! LOVE your beautiful cards... so pretty with the blended water colors.... I'm with you.... watch more craft videos instead of TV Shows! LOL Enjoy the rest of your weekend! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  4. What a beautiful cards!!Have a great day.

  5. Oh, these are gorgeous!! I love the look of the heat embossing with the distress ink blending too.

    I've learned lots from videos as well. I'll have to look up Amy's tutorials when I get home.


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