Can you remember the magic of watching embossing powder melt the first time? Today I'm chatting about one of my favourite techniques. Handmade card by Debby Hughes using products from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/07/heat-embossing-a-favourite-technique-giveaway/

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.

Can you remember the magic of watching embossing powder melt the first time? Today I'm chatting about one of my favourite techniques. Handmade card by Debby Hughes using products from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/07/heat-embossing-a-favourite-technique-giveaway/

For my card today, I used white heat embossing in four places. With each, I stamped the images in clear embossing ink before sprinkling with white embossing powder and heat setting.

  • 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

Can you remember the magic of watching embossing powder melt the first time? Today I'm chatting about one of my favourite techniques. Handmade card by Debby Hughes using products from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/07/heat-embossing-a-favourite-technique-giveaway/

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.

Can you remember the magic of watching embossing powder melt the first time? Today I'm chatting about one of my favourite techniques. Handmade card by Debby Hughes using products from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/07/heat-embossing-a-favourite-technique-giveaway/

I mounted the panel on an Ivory card base and accented with Duck Egg Blue Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Can you remember the magic of watching embossing powder melt the first time? Today I'm chatting about one of my favourite techniques. Handmade card by Debby Hughes using products from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/07/heat-embossing-a-favourite-technique-giveaway/

I paired the finished card with a Coral Reef envelope to bring out the colour of the Swallow’s throat.

GIVEAWAY

I have two of the Center Cut Geometric Pattern background set I used today and so I’m giving one set away! In addition, I’ll add in the Jazz Dance stencil

Leave a comment below by 11.59pm 07 July telling me how you like to use embossing and I will pick a winner.

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 GEOMETRIC PATTERN
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SSS STRANGENESS set
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SSS STRANGENESS Wafer Dies
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SSS VACATION TIME
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Simon Says Stamp NESTED CIRCLES Wafer…
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SSS Daniel Smith Debby’s Set…
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Arches COLD PRESSED WATERCOLOR PAD…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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SSS Smoke Gray Card
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp VELLUM SSSVEL12
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tonic DUCK EGG BLUE Nuvo Crystal…
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Gina K Designs 2018 ADD-ON 24 Pack A2…
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MINI MISTI
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MISTI MINI MOUSE PAD INSERT 000199
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MAGNETIC BLOCK FOR MISTI
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3M DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
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Ranger MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
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Tim Holtz Tonic MAXI GUILLOTINE…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring Board
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SSS SMALL TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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Ranger ANTI-STATIC POUCH ink62332
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING STORAGE…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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Can you remember the magic of watching embossing powder melt the first time? Today I'm chatting about one of my favourite techniques. Handmade card by Debby Hughes using products from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/07/heat-embossing-a-favourite-technique-giveaway/

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