Technique: Emerging Color

I love the Emerging Colors technique on this card because it combines two of my favorite things — the Medallion stamp and embossing.

Medallion, item #115223

Bella Bleu Designer Series paper, item #113974
Brocade Blue card stock
Soft Suede card stock
Naturals Cream card stock

Versamark stamp pad
Soft Suede Classic stamp pad
Brocade Blue Classic stamp pad
Brocade Blue Stampin' Write marker
Soft Suede Stampin' Write marker

Clear Embossing Powder
Heat Gun
Scallop Oval punch
Oval punch
Brocade Blue ribbon
Half pearl from Pretties Kit
Tombow Multi-purpose glue
Stampin' Dimensionals

Start by stamping the Medallion image in Versamark ink on a piece of Bella Bleu paper. Immediately cover with Clear embossing powder. Heat using a heat gun just until the image is raised.

Brayer over the entire piece of embossed Bella Bleu paper using Soft Suede ink. Repeat until the background color is even and the intensity you like. Use a tissue to wipe away the ink from the embossed portion, revealing the paper color below. It's like magic!

Finish constructing the card as you wish. In this sample, I used markers to ink up a greeting stamp from the Well Scripted stamp set in two colors. I stamped it onto the Naturals Cream paper and punched out with the Oval punch, then punched out a scallop oval to go behind it.

The card is finished off with ribbon and a half pearl. The Tombow Multi-purpose glue works great to securely attach the half pearl, or you could use Crystal Effects.

To learn more techniques to use in your scrapbooking and cardmaking projects, join my Techniques Club. Details of club membership are here. Make your own mini scrapbook of super techniques and build your supplies on a budget. This month, the Technique Club meets on Thursday, February 18th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call or email me to reserve your spot.

Hope to see YOU there!



  1. Jane Evasiuk :

    my ladies will be excited to learn this more simplified example of Emerging color…what a great way to use elegant DSP!

  2. I love this card. Of course, I really love Bella Bleu DSP. (Go to to see my latest Bella Bleu creation.) And I haven’t used the Medallion stamp yet, I couldn’t think of an interesting way to use it that I haven’t seen a hundred times! So I might just have to case this, if you don’t mind.

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