tip_tuesdayHey all! Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend and that the BBQ’s were fab! Unfortunately I ate a few too many cookies, but hey, that’s what holidays are all about right? Free calories!

Another thing that is free is a peek in to the creative minds of our Kiwi Lane Design Team as they show just how versatile your Kiwi Lane Designer Templates can be.

Today Design Team member Kristy MacKeen creates a clever crafty with this weeks Tip Time Tuesday on heat embossing with your Designer Templates.

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Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We started out our weekend celebrating my son “graduating” from kindergarten to 1st grade. When I saw the fun stamps and journaling cards from Technique Tuesday, I knew I wanted to document the day (I even reached into my stash of Technique Tuesday stamps to add to what we received!).

After laying out my page, I also thought that this would be a fun opportunity to do one of my favorite stamping techniques—embossing!


I have a few different techniques for embossing on my page. I used the standard stamp and emboss technique on the far right. But I thought it would be fun to add a little embossing to some of my template cut-outs. So I grabbed some supplies and got to work:


The first technique was to emboss the edge of the Playtime 3 arrow. I inked the edge of the cut-out with the VersaMark inkpad, much the same as you would do with any other inkpad. After sprinkling the embossing powder on the over the inked portion, I set it with the heat gun. I am simply fascinated with the way the powder turns melts and becomes smooth. This powder was a thick gold powder that really highlighted the edge of the arrow.


Another technique was to highlight just the wings of my favorite little dragonfly (Playtime 4). To do this, I pressed just the wing portion of the dragonfly into the VersaMark pad. After coating the dragonfly with an Iridescent Clear powder, I dumped off the extra and used a little paint brush to remove some powder that had stuck where I didn’t want it to.


The last technique I used was courtesy of my fellow DT’er, Staci, use of the template as a stamp. I decided I wanted put an image of the dragonfly on the background and emboss that to make a shadow of the popped up dragonfly. I simply pressed the actual template into the VersaMark and repeated the steps I used above. I love the iridescent look it gave behind the dragonfly.


I have to say, I love all the templates featured this month. There was so much variety to them. I am pretty happy with how they blended together. I used my “Live Laugh Love” stamps to create that final touch along the bottom of the page.



  • Playtime 3, 4 & 6
  • Adventure 5
  • Aspen Court 1 A&B, 2 A&B, 3 A&B


I’ve been in such a card making mode lately, I thought I would make one more. I plan to send this card to a friend that needs a little cheering up.


Card Templates:

  • Aspen Court 2A
  • Adventure 1



  • Live Laugh Love


I hope I’ve inspired you to break out your stamps and use them not just on cards, but also on your scrapbook pages.

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Absolutely fantastic Kristina! You are truly amazing.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day and I’ll see you tomorrow with Ideas To Inspire and some winners!

By | 2017-10-11T11:51:49+00:00 May 28, 2013|Categories: Adventure, Aspen Court, Playtime, Tip Time Tuesday, Uncategorized|Tags: |2 Comments


  1. Pam Wesson May 28, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    I love the way you used the KLD template as a stamp to shadow the cut out template…..very cool idea!

  2. Cindi May 28, 2013 at 10:19 am

    I’ve been card making exclusively lately and want to get back in to scrapbooking. Thanks for the tips. Maybe if I get to use my stamps and inks I’ll be more anxious to jump back in?! I wouldn’t have thought to use the template as a stamp. Great tip!

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