Partial heat embossing on these handmade Valentine's cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/12/partial-heat-embossing/

I have a set of cards today inspired by the fabulous Jennifer McGuire and her partial heat embossing technique. When I saw the Center Cut Heart Background stamp from the new Simon Says Stamp Friend’s release I remembered Jennifer’s post and thought this stamp set was the perfect way to achieve the look. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.

Partial heat embossing on these handmade Valentine's cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/12/partial-heat-embossing/

I started by placing the whole Center Cut Heart Background stamp, outer pattern as well as centre cut heart on the door of the Misti. I then removed the outer patterned area to leave just the heart. I stamped the heart in clear embossing ink on Soft Navy, Surf Blue and Neenah Desert Storm card. For the Soft Navy panel, I painted over the stamped lines with a gouache mixture – Spectrum Red, Zinc White and a tiny touch of Ultramarine. Gouache is an opaque watercolour and so painted on to the dark card stock perfectly. I followed the lines of the tone on tone inked areas and then dried the paint with my heat tool. I placed the card back in the Misti and stamped the heart again in the same place. This time I sprinkled on white heat embossing powder and heat set to give lovely white lines over the red painted heart.

Partial heat embossing on these handmade Valentine's cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/12/partial-heat-embossing/

Next, I replaced the outline pattern of the stamp set around the heart and then when it was snuggly back together, I removed the heart. I then stamped the outer area in clear embossing ink for a tone on tone look. Having aligned the different portions of the stamp at various times, I was left with a perfectly placed, partially heat embossed heart.

Partial heat embossing on these handmade Valentine's cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/12/partial-heat-embossing/

For the sentiment, I die cut a Love die from Marshmallow card (matches the white of the white heat embossing) and foam mounted it over the navy panel. I stamped a sentiment from the Stained Glass Love set in clear embossing ink on a scrap of navy card I’d painted with the gouache mixture, and then white heat embossed, trimmed to a banner and again foam mounted. Finally, I added the navy panel to a Marshmallow card base.

Partial heat embossing on these handmade Valentine's cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/12/partial-heat-embossing/

I loved how the Soft Navy card turned out, so I repeated the same process for the Surf Blue panel I’d stamped at the start.

Partial heat embossing on these handmade Valentine's cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/12/partial-heat-embossing/

The only difference was, I stamped the coordinating sentiment from the Stained Glass Love set on Soft Navy card rather than on card painted with gouache.

Partial heat embossing on these handmade Valentine's cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/12/partial-heat-embossing/

Which do you prefer? The softer lighter Surf Blue version, or the bolder Soft Navy one?

Partial heat embossing on these handmade Valentine's cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/12/partial-heat-embossing/

Finally, for the Neenah Desert Storm panel I selectively coloured parts of the heart with Faber Castell pencils, working in roughly rainbow order from the base of the heart, upwards and outwards before following the procedure above for the rest of the card.

Partial heat embossing on these handmade Valentine's cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/12/partial-heat-embossing/

For the complementary sentiment on this version, I white heat embossed the sentiment on Schoolhouse Red card.

Partial heat embossing on these handmade Valentine's cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/12/partial-heat-embossing/

So there you have my final version with colourful rainbow heart.

Partial heat embossing on these handmade Valentine's cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/12/partial-heat-embossing/

As you can probably tell, I really had fun with this Center Cut Heart, and it makes partial heat embossing a breeze! I just want to say a final thank you to Jennifer for always being such an inspiration.

SUPPLIES

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I genuinely appreciate your support.

SSS CENTER CUT HEART Background
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SSS STAINED GLASS LOVE
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SSS LOVE 2 Die
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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SSS SOFT NAVY Card
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SSS SURF BLUE Card
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SSS SCHOOLHOUSE RED Card
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Neenah DESERT STORM 80lb Card
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Bazzill MARSHMALLOW Card
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Faber Castell Polychromos
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Winsor & Newton Spectrum Red Gouache
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Winsor & Newton Zinc White Gouache
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Winsor & Newton Ultramarine Gouache
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Princeton Heritage 4050R Size 3
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MINI MISTI
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3M DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
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MAGNETIC BLOCK FOR MISTI
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MINI MISTI Grid Paper Pad
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring Board
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SSS SMALL TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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SSS LARGE GRID PAPER Pad
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Ranger MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
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Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE
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Set of 6 Spice Shakers
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Set of 6 Spice Shakers
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SSS Clear Embossing Ink
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EK Success POWDER TOOL
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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SSS COFFEE FILTERS
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Sizzix Big Shot STANDARD CUTTING PADS
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE
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Sizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM
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Sizzix EXTENDED MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM
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Partial heat embossing on these handmade Valentine's cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/12/partial-heat-embossing/Partial heat embossing on these handmade Valentine's cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/12/partial-heat-embossing/

Partial heat embossing on these handmade Valentine's cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/12/partial-heat-embossing/

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