Hello again! It’s Kari. Today I have a fun technique to share that is easy AND beautiful with the Bountiful Blooms stamp set.

I love a monochromatic look with silver embossing powder. Take a look at the effect you can get with just embossing powder, colored paper, and colored pencil:

To start, I chose 4 fall colors of cardstock in my stash. Then, I took the bouquet from the Bountiful Blooms stamp set and stamped it with Versamark Embossing ink on one side of the card using my Misti. I added some silver embossing powder and heat set it on all four cards.

Then, I moved the bouquet stamp to the other side of the card using the Misti, and stamped it again using Versamark ink.

Here’s the trick, before heat embossing the second bouquet, first use a dry paintbrush to brush off any embossing powder that might overlap with the first bouquet. No masking!!

After all the embossing powder is heat set, simply choose 1-2 colors of pencil (here I used Prismacolors) that are a little darker than the colored paper you are using and add some shadowing.

It adds some beautiful contrast and interest to your silver embossed florals!

I added some of the sentiments, also from the September box, that I stamped in black ink on white paper. A little black frame helps them to pop!

I hope I was able to show you just how beautiful this look can be! The shine of embossing powder is notoriously difficult to photograph!

These are quick to put together, too. It took me just about an hour to assemble and add color to all four of these cards. I hope I inspired you to try this technique. See you next time!