Thursday, October 6, 2016

Pastel Colored Embossing

Happy Thursday Everyone!

I hope you've all had a great week so far.  I wanted to share a fun technique that I was playing around with recently...Pastel Colored Embossing.

I've had a pile of black tags sitting on my desk for months now...I got them out for a reason but ended up using something else and just never got around to putting them away.  I got tired of seeing them sittin' there unloved so I decided to play!  I pulled out my VersaMark ink, White Embossing Powder and a few seasonal stamps.

I stamped and embossed a single image on each tag and LET IT COOL....  I typed that in caps because yes, initially I was so excited to get on with the coloring part that I started before the image was completely cooled off...  BAD IDEA!

So I re-stamped and re-embossed the tulips, let the image cool and started coloring with my Stabilo Pastel Pencils.  As you can see below in the larger photos I colored both the embossed image and the background (which shows up better in person).  

You can color with a single image or use multiple pastel pencils and blend them with your finger.  This is such a fun and forgiving color medium...if you don't like how it looks you can simply take an eraser and rub away the color!

(Stamp - Dark Room Door)

(Stamp - JFF Rubber Stamps)

(Stamp - JFF Rubber Stamps)

(Stamp - JFF Rubber Stamps)
(Sorry this image is blurry...the glitter really messed with my camera's auto focus.)

I went with the 4 Seasons theme because I simply cannot believe that it is October already.  I feel like I'm riding one of those high speed trains watching the year zoom by.    I love how the pastels really pop on the black tags...I'm ready to try some other experiments with them!

So, have you ever worked with black tags or cardstock and stamping?  If so, what technique did you use?  Please feel free to share...I'm sure we'd all like to give it a try!


Black Tags
Imagine - VersaMark, Embossing Powder - White
JFF Rubber Stamps - Tropical Sunset, Tree, Snow Covered Evergreen
Dark Room Door - Tulips
Glitter Glue


  1. This is very neat, Roni. I have sortof been wanting those pencils and this technique makes me want them more. I like the look on black a lot! The tulip one is my favorite! TFS!

  2. Great job. I'm going to have to try this one out. BTW i love the summer stamp :)

  3. Great job. I'm going to have to try this one out. BTW i love the summer stamp :)

  4. Love this idea - will be trying this!

  5. Love the effect - they're beautiful!


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