Guest Post by Shruti Menon | Pretty Paper Studio Clear Stamp Sets

Hello, everyone! Shruti here with a Guest Post showcasing Pretty Paper Studio’s brand new Clear Stamp Sets.

I created three cards using these stamps sets incorporating the heat embossing technique on each card.


1. Plain Heat Embossed Background

Here is a look at the first one. So for this 4″x5″ card I heat embossed the Islamic Pattern background stamp on a Kraft cardstock With Versamark and American Crafts Zing! White Embossing Powder and then layered it with Vellum. I love how clear the image stamped on the cardstock. It’s a fun pattern and the possibilities with this stamp-set are endless.


Since the backgrounds colours were subtle I thought of adding a pop of colour by adhering some bright embellishments.

I also added some gold to the card. Something about gold just adds such a beautiful, classy feel to your projects.


As for the sentiment, it’s from Anjali’s Islamic Greetings stamp set by Pretty Paper Studio again. This was my favourite sentiment from that stamp set and works perfectly too for this Holy month of Ramadan.



2. Heat Embossed Background with Watercolors

For this second card, I decided to go with brighter colours!

I again stamped the Islamic Pattern Background stamp on a White Cardstock with Versamark Ink and Heat Embossed it with American Crafts Zing! White Embossing Powder.


We all know how beautiful watercolouring can be. It’s natural blending is what makes it such a wonderful medium to use. So I applied three bright colours from the Zig Watercolour Brush Pens to the background so that the pattern stood out.

I finished the card with some glitter Washi Tape and a bright blue doily frame. The sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and heat embossed with American Crafts Zing! Clear Embossing Powder.



3. Heat Embossed Background with Distress Inks

Ing’s Doodle Background Stamp by Ingrid has to be my favourite stamp set of the four. I love how intricate her designs are.


So this time again I heat embossed the background stamp in clear embossing powder and then used the Tim Holtz distress inks, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade and Spun Sugar, across the card with a mini round ink applicator tool to color the background.

I wanted the finished card to be 4.75 inches square so I cut down the stamped piece accordingly and cut it into squares.  Then I adhered it to the white card base.

The final step was to add this gold butterfly and an embossed sentiment to finish this card.

Thank you so much for your stopping by and reading this blog post. I hope you liked the card I made. You can follow me on my Instagram, Facebook and YouTube for more crafty shenanigans!

Have a wonderful day!