You won’t believe how quickly you can make
a whole stack of these gorgeous
heat embossed Christmas cards!
There are lots of different designs for heat embossed Christmas cards on our site with everything from entire backgrounds to tiny detail elements using this technique. Today we are going gaga for Jamie’s beautiful shades-of-green Christmas card that, with just a swap of a greeting, can step in for any occasion throughout the winter season. Her artful use of crisp white against shades of green and sticking to one theme – pine trees – makes for a card that is loaded with dimension created from not a lot of effort. Let’s take a look at how we can start making some of these ourselves!
Jamie started by cutting white card stock with the third largest die in our Nested Rectangle Stitch set and stamped several trees from our Pine Tree set along the bottom edge with Versamark and heat embossing with white powder.
Then she took some green ink and started buffing it onto the panel, heavier at the bottom and allowing the ink to fade out at the top third or so. PRO TIP: Use Color Fuse Ink or distress ink when inking over heat embossed images. Permanent and archival inks will stain your beautiful heat embossed areas.
Next, Jamie used the same ink and stamped a few of the smaller trees in between the heat embossed areas to add the illusion of depth. When she was all done inking and stamping, she used a soft tissue to wipe any ink off her heat embossed trees, re-revealing their pristine white appearance. To add a little more snowy drama, Jamie splattered just a touch of white ink over the whole scene.
Jamie layered this onto a kraft colored panel of card stock cut to just a whisper larger than the inked panel and then popped both layers up on a white card base with some foam tape.
Next Jamie stamped her choice of sentiment from our Christmas Joy stamp set with Versamark onto a scrap of kraft card stock and heat embossed with white powder. She trimmed this to a neat rectangle and then layered it onto a scrap of white card stock cut to just a teeny bit larger for some framing.
For those cute little stars on her sentiment and atop that one tallest tree, Jamie used her E-Z Runner® Stars Refillable Dispenser and sprinkled them with gold glitter. How fun!
If you want to make one or one hundred of these beautiful cards, here’s what you will want from our store to get started:
There’s something just so special and luxurious looking about heat embossed Christmas cards and this one offers a lovely twist on the standard silver and gold. We know we are inspired – are you?