…And The Greatest Of These Is Love – Embossed Impression Technique

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave -…And The Greatest Of These Is Love – Embossed Impression Technique

Hello and welcome! Tonight I was hoping to take a part in the International Visual Blog Hop organised by lovely Australian Demonstrator, Kylie Bertucci. The  theme of this blog hop is LOVE.

Sadly, because of some technical issues, I wasn’t able to join it *cry*. But because I have a card ready I decided to post it anyway. After all this is all the point why I make cards: to share them with YOU!

I only find out about this blog hop yesterday. But when I saw the theme LOVE, I knew straight away I wanted to use beautiful Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies. I’ve made various cards using this die in the past, but this time I wanted to try something new: an Embossed Impression Technique. This is very easy, yet effective technique. And great way to stretch your dies too.


I’ve used Stampin’ Up! White Shimmery cardstock for this technique, as I planned to do a bit of water colouring later on. I prepared my Big Shot sandwich: Big Shot on Tab 1 -> Cutting Plate -> Sillicon {embossing) mat -> cardstock (I swiped the cardstock with embossing buddy). Next, I tapped Versamark over the cutting edge of the die very gently, and placed the die, cutting edge down, on my cardstock. Remember, once it’s on the paper don’t move it or you will mess up your image. I then carefully placed the second cutting plate over the top and run it through the big shot.

Because I put Versamark Ink on the die, now I had that ink in all the ‘valleys’ of the impression I just made. So I sprinkled Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder over it and heat embossed it.


I love those tiny gold lines! Next, I made few watercolour washes over my piece, using Mint Macaron ink pad and Pool Party reinker. Once dry, I cut my panel to 3-7/8″x 4-3/8″.

I also die cut five flowers, two large and three small, from Whisper White cardstock (I probably should have used Shimmery White cardstock for them too), and adhered them to my piece with glue dots. I’ve added some soft Mint Macaron watercolour wash to the flowers to add some depth to them


My card base is Very Vanilla. I stamped ‘Love’ in Mint Macaron using Brushwork Alphabet stamp set. I adhered my embossed panel with liquid glue to a piece of Mint Macaron mat (4″x 4-1/2″), and add them both to the card base with dimensionals.

To finish off my card I’ve added some shimmer to the flowers with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush and put a rhinestone in each flower center.

I hope you like my card, and that you give this technique a try. What’s even sweeter: Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies are now on discount! Yep! For one week only, during Online Extravaganza you can get yours at as low as £15.40! Check the links below.

As always, if you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online shop and don’t forget to enter the hostess code for the month of November 2Y6YG2MUCheck the details  here…

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day


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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lea Denton
    Nov 23, 2016 @ 09:58:47

    Wow Anna this looks amazing! Love the technique and will definitely be giving it a try 😀 Hope you’re keeping well xxx

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Christine Geary
    Nov 23, 2016 @ 20:19:27

    Anna, I’ve never seen this technique before and this card is so gorgeous! Thank You for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Moira McIlroy
    Nov 23, 2016 @ 20:32:04

    I really like that. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Denita Wright
    Nov 23, 2016 @ 23:08:24

    Such a beautiful technique, Anna! Thankyou for sharing your beautiful creation. D x

    Liked by 1 person


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