Sunday, May 11, 2014

Creative Consultant Challenge - Turn Up The Heat

This month's challenge is all about heat embossing.  

To be honest, I am not a huge fan of heat embossing because I'm terrible at it!! LOL!!  I love the look and feel of projects using heat embossing.  Like with takes practice. :)

For my first card, I used the Hooray It's Your Day stamp set and the matching Balloon Die set.  It's A Muse Studio's birthday and you get the birthday present!!  Host a qualifying Workshop and you can receive the stamp set for free (a $24.95 value).  

I stamped and embossed the sentiment using the White Embossing Poweder on Ocean cardstock, which was then adhered to the Sugar card base.  I used a variety of Shimmer cardstock for the clouds and balloons.  

The clouds were cut from the die set that matches the Silver Linings stamp set.  If you look closely, you can see "swirly" indentation on the cloud die cuts.  I saved my heavily used cutting plates and anytime I want added texture, I use those plates.

I layered the balloons using foam tape (the pink balloon had double the foam tape on the bottom).  I finished off the card by drawing the strings by hand.

For my second card, I thought I would try the black embossing powder.  The Pretty Peonies stamp set comes with a solid image and an outlined image.

I embossed the outline first and then I stamped the solid peony using Cherry ink.  The "miss you" sentiment is from the Say It With Style stamp set.  As a finishing touch, I added Cherry Organdy Sheer ribbon. The contrast between the Sugar layer and the Onyx card base is fabulous.

I love how these turned out.  I plan on using the embossing technique a bit more.  :)

1 comment:

  1. Awesome cards! I love the cluster of balloons and Peony card is so striking. xx