Embossing Art with Foil Sheets

Today’s project with the Black Ice technique is a little like embossing art to me!

The images from the Rooted in Nature stamp set are so gorgeous, to begin with, but they are just simply stunning, paired with the silver foil and heat embossing.

Today's project features embossing art with the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set on silver foil. The Black Ice technique creates an icy montage of foliage!

This technique was something my mom and I discovered together when playing with some stamping designs. The name was chosen because if you look closely at the final result, the heat embossing looks like linear droplets of ice streaked across the surface, and it made me think of what real black ice might look like if you saw it close up.

Since the foil is shiny it’s difficult to capture how beautiful this is, but hopefully, you’ll get the idea and be inspired to try your own embossing art project.

I’ve included some close-up photos here to help you see and appreciate the effect. Can you see the linear droplets in this photo? I hope so!

Today's project features embossing art with the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set on silver foil. The Black Ice technique creates an icy montage of foliage!

Three images from the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set are used on this card.

There is a large and small leaf which are both very detailed, delicate images. Both of these images are stamped in full ink. The third image includes multiple very small leaves and yet it is bolder. As a result, it was stamped mostly in second and third ink so it wouldn’t overpower the other more delicate images.

The process for doing the black ice technique is actually quite simple, but there is also some nuance to the technique, and tips you’ll want to know before doing it. Check out my video tutorial just ahead for all the details!

Today's project features embossing art with the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set on silver foil. The Black Ice technique creates an icy montage of foliage!

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project!

I absolutely love heat embossing and playing with it to create embossing art projects. Give this technique a try, and create your own embossing art projects! If you need more inspiration I have a Pinterest board featuring projects made with this technique. Click HERE to check out my dedicated Pinterest board.

You might also like to know that one of my January/February Free Card Kit projects, and Online Club projects, feature the Black Ice technique with the NEW SAB Foil Sheets!

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Project Dimensions:

  • Basic Black Card Body: 5-½” x 8-1/2″
  • Silver Foil Layer: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Focal Silver Foil: 2-3/4″ x 4-3/4
  • Basic Black Focal Backing: 2-15/16″ x 4-15/16″
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