I have always wanted to try triple embossing and stamping onto the mat while the embossing was still hot. So when the I had to make Fall cards for a swop I thought I would give it a try.
I am really pleased with the result.
Here is how I did it:-
First heat emboss the mat twice with clear embossing powder I do not have any UTEE (ultra thick embossing powder, I expect you knew that) but if you have you only need to do it once) .
Make sure the mat is hot by keeping the heat gun over it and sprinkle patches of copper, bronze, gold and silver embossing powder on it, heat emboss and repeate the procedure until happy with the colour and depth. While the powder is still hot press the rubber word stamp onto a clear embossing pad and stamp on the mat.
You will need to leave the stamp on the mat until it is cool, don't worry it won't stick.
If you are doing 3 panels you need to cut them first then put them together for the embossing. They will just crack apart easily when you are done. The leaves are heat embossed as above, but I added some red powder on to some of them. As I do not have a leaf stamp I left them plain but if you have a stamp use the same procedure as the mat.
I also made some cards but using alcohol inks for the mats but forgot to take a photo of them.
I got this idea from my favourite website ;- www.thestampman.co.uk. Go and look at their Gallery it is full of great ideas. While you are there check out their stamp sets, I just bought the Lace set and can't wait to try them out.