Monday, April 22, 2024

Blackout Embossing Technique

 Hello Friends!

It's been awhile since I've just taken the time to PLAY around in my crafting cave and BFF Diane (Nellie's Nest) just told me about this new technique she's been seeing around blogland and thought I'd give it a try.  It's called the Blackout Embossing Technique ... I have linked it to a video on YouTube but there are more out there so pick one you like.

Keeping in mind using a juicy, thick pad ink pad for the background works best (as you will see in the video) but I just used what I had on hand.  Not perfect but I think they still made pretty cards.  Here's what I came up with using Altenew & Lisa Horton 3D embossing folders.  You MUST use the 3D folders to get the proper effect!!

Here are my first two attempts ... I've used TH distress oxide inks for the coloring and a Verafine Onyx ink pad for the black background.

The addition of a sentiment and a few Nuvo drops and my cards are ready for the sale box.

I then wanted to try using some different inks & colors for the background.
Here I've strictly used TH Distress Oxide pads for color & background.

Once again, they are not perfect (need the proper thick pad ink pad for the background) but I still think for the 'uncrafty' person, they will think they are unique and beautiful.  

I was in need of sympathy cards so as you can see, I've used sympathy sentiments on all these cards.  

I hope you'll give this technique a try ... it's always fun to try something new!

Challenges to share in:

 Crafty Calendar April Challenge - Dry/Wet Embossed
Creative Fingers Challenge #276 - ATG
(PIN)spiration April Challenge - Embossing

I hope you have enjoyed today's share and thanks so much for stopping by!
It seems I get very few visitors these days and that saddens me!

Have a great week ahead!

As always . . .


  1. Wow, these are marvellous!!! I made a similar card with an Altenew image (thank you!!), but did no embossing. Flowers on a black background look great and so effective.
    Lia xx

  2. What an amazing technique! Your cards are just beautiful! I think I need some 3D embossing cards 😊

  3. Simply gorgeous! So dramatic and elegant. I will be trying this technique in the future!

  4. Wow, these are beautiful, and a fabulous idea to use for sympathy cards, you did a fabulous job with these!!! Glad you had so much fun with them!!

  5. One of my favorite new techniques to do. I love all you did. A wonderful way to use 3-D embossing folders!

  6. Boy, these are stunning! Thanks for the link, can't wait to watch!

  7. I really want to try this, but I don’t think I have any 3D folders! Can you imagine that?! (Giggle) Your cards are beautiful!!

  8. OMGosh!!! These are stunning! I've watched one of these videos and was very impressed, but seeing your cards up close like this is mind blowing! I can't get over for one second how gorgeous these are!

  9. I would say you have done a fabulous job on all these beauties, such lovely coloring and the black background looks terrific!

  10. Awesome!!!! Wow!!! Thanks so much for participating in my PINSPIRATIONAL challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  11. These are stunning Darlene. I need to go take a look. The black background really makes your florals pop! Lena xx

  12. Gorgeous cards, great technique using the 3D embossing folders. Thanks for joining in our challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
    Bev x


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