Hello again! It’s Kari VanNoy, and I am excited to share another fun technique using the September Kit. I love the look of these feathers heat embossed onto dark paper…they make for a beautiful card!

I started with a black cardstock panel, then added some anti-static powder. I used Versamark ink and covered the images in a variety of glitter embossing powder. Then I heat set it with a heat tool, added a sentiment. I couldn’t stop making these…and in real life, they are really glittery and fantastic!

Some of the embossing powder is from a previous Hedgehog Hollow Kit, and some is embossing powder from my stash. You will have to experiment with the embossing powders you have to see what shows up the best on dark cardstock.


I used my Nuvo spoon to add a little of a variety of glitter embossing powders to give it a magical feeling. (Which is precisely how these peacock feathers should look!) And I love how they blend a bit on this feather above to give it a softer look.

It is difficult to capture the glitter in these pictures, so you will have to believe me on just how glittery and fun these look in real life. For this peacock, I die cut the panel with a scalloped die. Then I smooshed some VersaMark ink onto the edges of another black card panel, poured some purple glitter embossing powder on and heat set that. I glued the peacock panel onto the purple glittered edge panel so that it would match exactly with the peacock feathers.


I love this simple card panel with three sentiments from the Kit. I inked up the background with some matching Distress Oxide inks before stamping out those sentiments. Then I cut them down into strips before adding them with foam tape to the front.

I have a quick video to show you some tricks for getting a softer blend on your color changes, watch it below or on YouTube:

I think the turquoise feathers are still my favorite! 🙂 As you can see, I could NOT stop making these after I started. Lol.

For the card below, I used some turquoise foil paper in the background and offset the feather on top with foam tape for dimension. It looks like the flashy color is holding back just a little…but soon that peacock will shine!

I hope I inspired you to break out your embossing powders and give them a try on dark cardstock. Mix and Match and see what works together. These sets are just perfect for this technique!

See you next time with even more inspiration,

Kari VanNoy

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