Love You So Mush - How to Layer with Heat Embossing + Altenew SALE

Good morning! 
How are you all doing today? I hope your week has been full of creativity.
Today, I'm sharing a card that I've been meaning to do for some time now. It's probably been done before, but the idea came upon me when I was stamping with multi-layer stamps, thinking how fun it would be to add more dimension with a bit of embossing. I find this technique especially fitting for Autumn cards, where layers evoke so much coziness. And it's such a fun way to stamp on colored cardstock :)

I am also very, very excited to share with you my most recent favorite stamp...which just so happens to be on SALE for a limited time ;) So here we go!

Altenew SALE!

Before we get into the nitty gritty, is having a huge sale on Altenew products over the next three days. The sale is happening until midnight, Thursday Sept. 20th and most of the stamps are 20% off or more! My favoritest, cutest little mushroom stamp used above is only $12 right now! And so are way too many others I love! It's a steal - so I couldn't help but share this wonderful sale with y'all.

I've added links below for the adorable mushroom stamp, but you can also find it here and the matching die here.  I've updated some of my other recent posts, such as this one , this one, and this one to include the sale links also on other fave stamps + dies.

And I also just recently got this beautiful new stamp in the mail, so I have to share it!

 I'll be sharing cards using this sweet set very soon!

Happy Shopping, Friends!


To start things off, I used a soft peach cardstock, followed by stamped flowers and leaves from PTI's Farmer's Market Florals and Rosie Posie (discontinued, but these would look cute). For the extra fun twist of today's technique, I used not one, but two layers of embossing! 

For the base embossing powder colors, I used Ranger Tea Rose,  ButtercupLeaf Green, and Light Blue. The second layer of stamps was a perfect opportunity to add yet another layer of embossing.
I used Ranger's White embossing powder for the final touches. 

The biggest tip I can give when following this technique, is to stamp and emboss each image on its own, and then use a anti-static pouch between each image, as well as each layer. It really does make all the difference. It can be a tad tedious, but the embossing powder especially wants to stick to other embossed images, so using a bit of a powder in between is very, very helpful in not having all the colors run together. But if you do find some stray bits of powder, I find a tiny brush helpful. I keep it right next to my heating tool so it's always within reach ;)

You might have also noticed that I turned this card into a pocket card - they're my absolute favorite! 
The tiny bit of kraft cardstock takes these vibrant hues right into fall. I used a white base to create the pocket and then adhered my embossed background over the base. At the top, I added a vellum accent, stamped and embossed using PTI's SAF 1940's set (from a few years back, but this set could be a fun switch-up). 

For me, the sweetest part of this card though, is the adorable, colorful, dotted mushrooms! 
My heart is soooo smitten with this gorgeous set from Altenew. Isn't it so sweet?
And the sentiments are so punny and adorable. I used a light pink and light yellow (diy mix of white and Buttercup) embossing powder for the sentiment, and colors of Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Fine Linen and Classic Kraft for the mushrooms.

I think I'll be using this technique (and these sweet stamps) many a time again!
Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you enjoyed today's quick tutorial.

See you soon!



  1. Well if this isn't peachy prettiness, I don't know what is! Those mushrooms are darling and I am over the moon for that pretty little vellum frame holding your sentiment. This is simply dreamy Ivana!

    1. Aww Lisa! You are too kind! Thank you so much, dear crafty friend - I appreciate your visits and notes so much! xo

  2. Hi Ivana--Been thinking of you even though it's been awhile since I've been here to get inspired by your wonderful work! I started out heat embossing everything, but that was long before companies came up with layering stamps. I really need to do this technique--love your sweet card! Hugs, Greta

    1. Hi sweet friend! I hear ya - embossing was one of the first 'techniques' I learned. But back then, layering stamps was not so easy, was it? So glad we have a world of new possibilities now! Thanks for the visit and sweet notes! Hugs to you dear friend!


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