You Make My Heart Smile

VersaMagic Background & Double Embossing

by Martha Lucia Gomez


Creating texture is part of my style and I can’t resist the possibility of using or mixing different kinds of inks. In today’s project I will show you how to use VersaMagic to create a shy background. I describe it as shy because it is very clear and timid, and then you make your design pop with a double embossing technique and Brilliance Ink.

Difficulty: Intermediate



Step 1

Cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock of 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ and randomly ink with the DewDrop Inkpad of VersaMagic using different colors. In my sample I used the Four Corners Collection that includes the colors Sahara Sand, Niagara Mist, Wheat and Sage.


Step 2

Take a background stamp and ink completely using Brilliance Ink. Stamp this image over the inked background. Brilliance is a fast-drying pigment ink that you can use to create a very special texture. In my sample I used the DewDrop Inkpad in Sunflower Yellow.


Step 3

Immediately cover the entire surface with clear embossing powder and melt with the heat tool.


Step 4

Take this embossed piece and pass with an embossing folder of your choice through the big shot to enhance the design.


Step 5

Take a piece of vellum card stock 4 1/4″ long and using VersaMark stamp your sentiment on the right side. Cover the stamped sentiment with Silver Embossing Powder and melt with the heat tool.


Step 6

The size of the card base is 4 1/4 x 11″; score at 5 1/2″. Paste the sentiment over the decorated layer and finalize your decoration with a die cut or any other embellishment. And finally using Tear It! adhesive tape, paste the entire layer over the Very Vanilla card base.

  • Large Floral Background by Hero Arts
  • Timeless Love by Stampin’ Up!
  • Swirly Butterfly by DieNamites
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops
  • glue dots
  • Tools – heat tool, Modern Mosaic Textured Impression Embossing Folder, Big Shot

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