Friday, April 21, 2017

Heat Embossing on a Card

I knew I would be back soon with another card. I wanted to make a thank you card for my friend using some of my new stamps. If you wanted to create something similar the list of stamps and inks used will be at the bottom of this post.

The final product :)

To create this stamp I started with a 5.5" x 8.5" piece of black cardstock that I folded in half. I also cut a white rectangle 5"x 4" to use on the inside to write my note. Gel pens would have also worked well on the black paper, but I wanted something that I could remove in case I messed up.

The next step was to emboss the flowers on the card. I used a flower stamp from the Watercolor Garden set and Versamark Ink. I worked one color at a time randomly placing the flowers all over the front of the card. Once all the flowers were stamped and embossed, I stamped the center of the flowers with versamark ink and used a glitter embossing powder.

Hint: Use an anti-static powder to help prevent stray embossing powder from sticking to random places it does not belong. I also like using a dry paint brush to clean up the stray powder before heat embossing.

For the sentiment, I cut two fancy embellishments from black and white cardstock using my Sizzix machine.  I stuck them together using double sided tape and stamped "Thank you" as well as a couple flowers for flair. I attached all of it to the card using some foam tape to add a little 3D effect.

I really enjoy embossing now that I have more than two colors. And this was my first attempt at a black background with embossing. I really like how it turned out.

Finally, I stamped a couple of flowers using a light pink colorbox ink that matched the pink embossing powder really well.

Stampin' Up stamps used:
Watercolor Garden - Embossed flowers
Pretty Princess - Flowers around the word Thank You.
Wreath of Roses - Thank you stamp

Inks used:
Versamark Ink
Colorbox - Shabby Pink

If you have any questions about the products I used let me know in the comments and I will be happy to get back to you with an answer. Thanks for reading.

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