Hello friends – today we are sharing one of the pretties heat embossed card ideas we’ve seen on a slimline. Our talented designer used our new beautiful Autumn Harvest stamp set for her card along with several Color Fuse ink shades and we are just in awe of how pretty this card turned out!
She started by taking the second largest of the Slimline Nested Stitch and using a soft pencil, traced the inside of the rectangle onto her white card stock. Then she nested that die inside the center of the Slimline Deckle Frame die and used a bit of painter’s tape to keep them in perfect position. Use tape to keep them together and set aside.
Because she had her “stamping space” outlined with the pencil, she stamped her sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed with copper embossing powder. She repeated the embossing powder application and heat setting for even more dimension. How much do we love that copper shades are making such a comeback?
Now she stamped the base layers of the branches in Mocha Color Fuse ink from Set #3. Then she added the second layer of branches using Mango, Citrus and Apricot Color Fuse randomly. She made sure to tell us that the layering guide we include with every one of our specially designed layering stamp sets was super helpful. We are SO glad that we decided to add these because the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.
For the final layer, instead of more ink, our designer used more embossing powders to add these gorgeous metallic and glossy accent! PRO TIP: make SURE all your ink layers are dry! This sounds obvious, but when you are in the groove of creating sometimes you forget! Another PRO TIP: Use an anti-static bag or tool to make sure that you don’t end up with flecks of embossing powder where you don’t want them on your project. This is one of those tips that pays off because a few random spots of embossed powder can ruin a project. And then you cry. And your ink runs and now you are REALLY in trouble!
Now for some more magic! Run the stamped panel through your die cutting machine with your taped-together dies lining up the penciled rectangle with the center die. Use an art eraser to remove your pencil line. PRO TIP: DO invest in a good eraser like an art eraser. These will remove pencil marks with NO trace and no icky eraser trail!
Our designer used dimensional adhesive to attach the rectangle to a card base from The Paper Cut’s Festive Variety Scored Slimline Cards pack. Then she added the deckled frame around it with liquid adhesive. A little bling from some sequins and this card is ready to make someone’s day!
Here are the items used to make this stunning card:
Do you agree that this is one of the most fun heat embossed card ideas? We hope you give this a try and please let us know what you think!