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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For the complementary sentiment on this version, I white heat embossed the sentiment on Schoolhouse Red card.
So there you have my final version with colourful rainbow heart.
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.
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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