Artistic Avenger

Embossing Velvet – a tutorial


I’m busy uploading and organizing my Convention pics so I’ll get those up tomorrow, but in the meantime, here is a little something to pass the time…..

I’ve been planning this one for quite some time. This was something I totally wanted to try but wasn’t sure where to start. You know where? ‘Cause I’m still not sure. Well, I just jumped in and this is what happened…

First, start with the supplies you’d like to use. I only had a dark green (almost Glorious) velvet from a Christmas project so I started with that. I grabbed some Regal Rose, Green Galore and Tempting Turquoise to coordinate. Now, I had originally intended to use Bodacious Bouquet but ended up using Bud Basics…You’ll also need an iron and a water spritzer.


Next, you want to cut out your velvet to a bit bigger than the stamp you are using. There are two different trains of thought here. Some will say use a solid stamp and others a line stamp. In my 5 tries, the line stamp worked the best.

You’ll put your iron to a wool setting with low steam now and place the velvet piece so the back is facing you.

Now you’ll spritz a couple of times with water:


Then, press the iron on top of the stamp/velvet for 20 seconds. Your stamp WILL NOT MELT. But, it will stay hot for quite some time.

Then you take the velvet off the stamp and, voila! You can see I tried a few times with a few different stamps until I found one I liked.


Now you can complete your card!


I used a Regal Rose card base and layered with a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I doodled around the edge (big surprise, huh?). I cut out a circle with my Coluzzle on the white layer and made a second layer with some Tempting Turquoise cardstock (which I again doodled). I wanted something in the inner layer of white so I stamped the outline flower from Bud Basics randomly in Regal Rose, tempting turqouise and Glorious Green. I tied on some ribbon, added an Ice brad and a cute little salutation using my markers.

This was a great and fun project – I don’t know why I waited so long to try this!


3 thoughts on “Embossing Velvet – a tutorial

  1. Love the velvet pressing, it is so elegant.

  2. The velvet pressingt is so elegant, love it

  3. This is so cool! I love it! Now I have to go buy some velvet…

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