Can you remember when you first saw the magic of embossing powder melting to a smooth, glossy finish? Since that first try with a heat gun, I’ve been a long-term fan of heat embossing. Heat embossed sentiments on vellum was an early favourite, white heat embossed and then watercoloured florals was where I started with my love of watercolours too. Never mind, the way that white heat embossing creates the perfect subtle background. Oh, and not forgetting embossing on a dark card for skinny sentiment strips too. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
- white heat embossing on a Smoke Gray card with the Center Cut Geometric Pattern background stamp
- white heat embossing on Ivory card with the middle of the Center Cut Geometric Pattern background stamp then die cutting with a Nested Circle and foam mounting over the Smoke layer
- white heat embossing a sentiment from the Vacation Time set on vellum and fussy cutting around the letters before adding skinny strips of foam adhesive behind the letters and adding to the panel
- white heat embossing a coordinating sentiment from the Vacation Time set on Slate card and trimming to a skinny banner before again adding with foam adhesive
To accent the card, I stamped a bird from the Strangeness set in Antique Linen Distress ink on Arches Cold Pressed Watercolour Card and watercoloured with Daniel Smith paints as a Swallow before die cutting with the matching die and as you’ve probably guessed, adding it to the panel with more foam adhesive. Any guesses as to what my favourite adhesive is! I really enjoyed painting this little guy while away on our recent family holiday. You can also see him in action on this card.
I paired the finished card with a Coral Reef envelope to bring out the colour of the Swallow’s throat.
Leave a comment below by 11.59pm 07 July telling me how you like to use embossing and I will pick a winner.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D