I’m showing masking with heat embossing on today’s Mask-erade Online Card Class and I’ve an example to share here too! This technique works on the basis of the heat embossing protecting the card underneath and allowing you to stamp/watercolour around. You could use the heat embossing to protect an area that you had already worked on with some stamping but I like the stark white outline surrounded by the watercolour.
To start you need a die with a recognisable shape from its outline – a feather, flower, butterfly or in this case, a leaf from the Autumn Flowers dies by Clearly Besotted. This is die cut from thick card to create a negative mask and then placed over a Rounded Tag die cut from Waterolour card before pressing a Versamark ink pad so that the ink squishes through the negative leaf mask and on to the tag. Lifting the mask you are left with a sticky inked shape of a leaf on which you can sprinkle Clear embossing powder and heat set. I used Gansai Tambi paints and a wash of water to give a loose watercolour around the leaf and then set this to dry while making the rest of the card.
If there’s one sentiment set I reach for again and again it is the A Little Sentimental set from Clearly Besotted. The ‘just for you’ is stamped in Versamark on Slate card, White heat embossed and trimmed out. Also heat embossed in White is the Tiny Alphabet set on Fog card with a strip of Olive card attached to the side and mounted on a White card base.
When the tag is dry you have the choice to leave the slick surface of the heat embossing or iron it off on scratch paper to leave a matt surface. I chose the latter and then splattered with Heidi Swapp color shine in Black and Gold. All that’s left is to put it together with a little Twine and a sprinkling of sequins.
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