Metallic bird

Hi crafters. I have been experimenting with layered stamping and heat embossing. This is the technique for the April CAS mix up challenge. I used the following techniques: stamping, heat embossing, diecutting and watercolouring.

I decided to do embossing like one would use water based markers to colour a stamp. I decided to use the Darkroom Door robin Stamp. This is not a layering stamp. It is a single image. I started by embossing the bird with platinum embossing powder. With a Versamark pen applied to the stamp, I selectively added black, gold, bronze and copper powders. Towards the end I added the pen directly to the image and filled in blank bits and a bit of shading.

I also used a stamp from Stampendous industrial to add bronze speckles to the ground. I added watercolour over this. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz Simple sayings. I diecut the panel and popped it up on fun foam.

I am also entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything goes.


  • Mac Mable

    What an adorable card and you’ve nailed the layering technique and made it your own. Love the colour combination and the super cute robin stamp and the speckle stamp too. Thank you for joining in The CAS Mix Up challenge with this stunning card x

  • Bonnie

    Your robin is AMAZING! I love how you’ve layered different color embossing powders! Very creative! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  • Loll

    Your layered heat embossed bird is AMAZING! I love all the metallics you’ve used. Very artistic card! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  • Debby

    What a clever, fabulous bird, love it.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  • Hideko

    OMG, this is amazing! Your layered stamping with heat-embossing is simply gorgeous! You used a Versamark pen and layered embossing a little by little to make the robin. The color, texture, and shine of embossing is so beautiful and interesting.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!
    Hideko xx