Cardmaking, Just Creating

Heat Embossing & Dylusions

Hello, Crafty Internet! Today I am sharing a couple of cards I made using heat embossing and a Dylusions leaf stamp. I love heat embossing on cards. It adds a touch of elegance and style no matter what image you use. Embossing powder can make it look like you spent a while making a card when in fact it only took a few minutes. This is how today’s cards came together. Honestly, one of the reasons I enjoy clean and simple cards so muc is because they don’t take long to bring together.

Here are the ingredients for today’s cards:

White embossing on white cardstock can make for great backgrounds when you add color. I decided to use the Distress Oxide inks to color the backgrounds.

I  mistakenly bought the Dylusions large leaves stamp instead of the small one so I cut the stamp in half. Cutting stamps apart can make them easier to use and give you more options for using them. In this case, I cut the stamp down because it was too large for me to use as it was.

Because my VersaMark ink pad is so well loved, my stamping had a little bit of a blackish/grayish color. This was fine since I was going to cover it all with white embossing powder anyway. I did kinda like this because I knew exactly where to put the powder.

The background colors were created with Distress Oxide Inks in Worn Lipstick and Broken China. I did not sprinkle water afterward because that wasn’t the effect I wanted. It felt weird to use Distress inks and not sprinkle water or wet it in some way because it gives such cool effects.

Here are the card bases finished. After coloring, I used a dry cloth to gently rub the color off the embossing powder. I love the way it looks. So pretty!

Because I created such a great background, I wanted to keep the sentiment simple. I white heat embossed a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Thankful Heart onto a strip of black cardstock. I chose black because I liked the contrast to the brighter background.

Here are the finished cards. I tried the panels on a white card base but it just didn’t look right. Because the background colors are so vibrant, I decided a black card base worked better. There is a white panel on the inside for writing a note.

I really love the way these cards turned out. This design is one that would be easy to mass produce for a set of note cards to give as a gift set or keep for yourself. No judgement.

Let me know what you think in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by!

Sarah

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