So my hands were itching to try this technique i saw on Jennifermcguireink youtube channel….Distressinks plus iron off embossing.

I love Jennifermcguire tutorials they are great!

I thought to enter this as a second entry in Artful Crafting Challenge #7.ย This is the card i came up with…not as pretty as in the videos but a good first try ๐Ÿ˜‰

The pictures dont do Justice to the Card its really shimmery in actual ๐Ÿ˜‰

I heat embossed a BoBunny doily stamp multiple times in clear embossing powder to create a background on Strathmore watercolor paper.


i then randomly applied Pumice Stone, Evergreen Bough, Barn Door and Squeezed Lemonade Distress inks (All of which are available at Artful Crafting and at sale prices too !!)

I then took a Mister bottle and added some pearl powder i had lying around in my stash into plain water to make my own Shimmer mist. I spritz the inked cardstock generously with water to kind of blend all the inks together and let it dry on its own completely.

After misting with Water
The Cardstock after being completely dry…look at the golden shimmery effect love it!

I then covered the cardstock with normal typing paper on both sides and used an Iron to iron off the clear embossing powder to get a sort of white bleached look.

the bleached look

I then embellished the card with some Spellbinders diecuts, punched butterflies and mulberry flowers and used my wink of stella brush pen in silver to add more Shimmer. here are a few more closeups.



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i stamped a sentiment and heat embossed it in gold. i adhered the cardstock to a turquoise card base.

I hope you like this Card ๐Ÿ˜‰

Products used that can be bought at Artful-Crafting:

  1. Distress Inks
  2. Ranger Heat tool
  3. Clear Embossing Powder
  4. Green foiled Cardstock
  5. Kaisercraft Violet crush stamp Set
  6. Bo Bunny Stitches Stamp set
  7. Stampendous Gold Embossing Powder
  8. Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fancy framed tags 4




5 Comments Add yours

  1. Amina Ishfaq says:

    Buzzing by your blog to leave some love… This is such a lovely project… โค โค โค would love to see your take on the current AC challenge which is all about watercolouring ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. The background is awesome!!
    Thanks for playing with us.
    Love, Saba


  3. jaihan says:

    amazing background!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Amina Ishfaq says:

    Love the background you have created with the iron-off embossing powder technique! looks so pretty. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for playing with us in the Artful Crafting challenge.


  5. hasanamna says:

    Jennifer Mcguire is amazing! glad you tried the iron-off embossing powder background! ๐Ÿ˜€ lovely effort!


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