Embossing: Creating Colorful Background Paper

Embossing: Creating Colorful Background Paper is what we have for you today. Using heat embossing and distress ink, you can create amazing backgrounds for any project!

Last week I introduced some of you and reminded others of a simple yet awesome technique, heat embossing.

If you would like to check out the detailed tutorial, please go HERE.  I am so excited to show you the amazing way you can blend different colors to create a custom look for any background! Here we go!

Supplies Needed

I Just Love You Stamp Set by ACJwM

Acrylic Stamp Block

Distress Ink

Versamark Ink (Watermark Ink)

Heat Embossing Gun

White Card Stock

Color Blending Tool

Paper to cover work space or mat

White Embossing Powder

Hand Wipes

Paper Towels

Here is the sample for Creating Colorful Background Paper.

This is a close up of the coloring shades using the distress in for Creating Colorful Background Paper.

To begin, take out your versamark ink, White paper, I Just Love You Stamp Set by ACJwM and your Acrylic Stamp Block. Place your chosen stamps on your acrylic block.

Protect your work surface by using a piece of paper or a mat. Ink your images with the versamark ink and stamp onto your white paper. You will faintly see the image on your white paper.

Take out your embossing powder, sprinkle it on the white stamped paper and tap off excess embossing powder.

Return the remaining embossing powder to your embossing powder container.

For this tutorial, I created three different looks for my creations. These have not been exposed to the heat embossing tool yet.

Take out your heat embossing tool and emboss each of the papers you have created.

You will now be applying ink to begin Creating Colorful Background Paper. Start by taking your choice of the embossed paper, Distress Ink and Color Blending Tool. Apply your choice of distress ink onto the Color Blending Tool.

In a circular motion (I have found this works best) apply ink to your white paper.

This is what the paper looks like once it had been completely colored.

Take out your second color of distress ink and apply it in a circular motion.

Fill in the areas in which you want them to show more of the secondary color also blending it along the way.

Here we completed Creating Colorful Background Paper colored paper using distressed ink.

What you created  you went from white paper to this lovely shaded paper!


Here is a secondary creation using two different colors.

This third creation is using three different distress ink colors.

Here are all of the creations I made Creating Colorful Background Paper with Heat Embossing.

This week for our Giveaway, we are giving away the I Just Love You Stamp Set by ACJwM used in the video above.

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Now for last weeks WINNER!!

The winner of the Hello Spring A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set is Rebecca Yahrling!!

Rebecca, please send me your contact information via contact page on our website and I will get your prize out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

We hope you enjoyed our Embossing: Creating Colorful Background Paper tutorial. We hope you have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.