Wednesday 29 April 2009

Triple Embossed Penny Black Card

I love this card and the nice summer colours!

Preparation is the key to this card,..leaving the messy job till last!

Triple embossing is so easy to do and looks stunning...why pay for fancy epoxy stickers when you can make something that not only looks better,'s more fun and cheaper lol

Equipment and Materials Used

15cm x 15cm Lemon Blank Card
2 A5 Sheets of Bright Floral Card - I used a freebie from a magazine ;o)
22mm White and Lemon Organza Ribbon
Making Memories Instant Setter or Single Hole Punch
Woodware 1.5” Daisy Punch
Woodware 1” Daisy Punch
Crystal Stickles or Glamour Dust
Penny Black Garden Friends Acrylic Stamp Set
Black Stazon Ink Pad
Acrylic Block
Woodware 1” Fern Leaf Punch
Scrap of Green Cardstock
White Cardstock
DS Tape
Extra Strong DS Tape (I use Woodware Power Tape)
Foam Pads (2mm)
Koi Small Water Brush
Scrap of Lemon Card
Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Powder
Versamark Pad.
Heat Gun
Dovecraft Primary Brush Markers


Trim one of the pieces of patterned card to fit your blank card, leaving a small border around. Colour the edges with a brush marker in a coordinating colour. Attach to the card with DS tape.

Trim a 10cm x 10cm square off the second patterned card, colour the edges with a different coloured brush marker.

Punch three holes on the 10cm x 10cm piece of card on the top left corner and again on the bottom right corner (about 1cm in)

Attach the organza ribbon to each hole, tying it in a double knot, trim to tidy it up at the edges.

Attach this piece of card to the bottom right corner of the main card with foam pads, leaving a border on the bottom and right side.

Cut an 8cm x 5cm piece the white card and stamp your Penny Black image onto it with the Stazon.

Colour in with the Brush Markers using the water brush. (Top Tip – You can water colour with brush markers two ways, either take the colour from the nib of the brush marker directly with the water brush or draw a squiggle of your colour on an acrylic block and take the colour off there with the water brush – I do the direct technique)

Punch 2 1.5” Daisies in Lemon Card and stick together with tape. Punch a 1” Daisy in the patterned card and attach to the top of the lemon Daisy.

Punch 1 green Fern Leaf.

Now the fun part.

Stamp over the whole of the stamped image with the Versamark pad and tip the Ultra Thick Embossing Powder over it. I do this over an old take away tub.
Heat with the heat tool until the powder melts completely clear, leave this to cool down and dry. Then simply repeat this process twice more, you will eventually end up with a complete covering that looks like a thick clear lacquer. Leave to cool down. The image will have curled a little due to the heat...this is normal so don’t panic.

Once the embossing has cooled down, mount it with extra strong DS tape onto a piece of scrap lemon card, trim to leave a small border.

Apply strong DS tape to the bottom three quarters on the stamped image (on the back – just in case you were wondering lol) Stick this to the 10cm x 10cm piece of patterned card so that it hangs over at the top.

Stick your built up Daisy to the bottom left of the image using a foam pad and stickle (or Glamour Dust) the edge of the petals and centre.

Apply DS tape to the reverse of the Fern leaf and position under the daisy and stick.

You know what’s coming next…..

Put the kettle on… have earned it!

Happy Crafting!


This is another colour choice for you,...the one we did at tonights workshop.


  1. Hi Phill. Cute cards, very summery. PS. Did you notice my second comment on your previous post??

  2. What a beautiful card. I agree that triple embossing is just great fun, I love doing it on chipboard.


  3. These are all gorgeous :o) Love Anne xx

  4. Wow, these are gorgeous, but they sound really complicated to make! :/ Maybe one day...