Heat Embossing + Ink Blending

Hello, hello! I have been raving about the heat embossing tool for a while now and guess what? I finally caved and bought one (don’t judge me, it was on sale)! So when the powder arrived from Simon Says Stamps earlier this week I just could not wait any longer – PLAYTIME IT IS!




If you are like me, I do not usually plan my card designs; this card was no exception. After prepping my card with a powder tool, I inked up random flower and leaf stamps from the Lovely Day set by Simon Says Stamp with Versamark emboss ink and stamped them repeatedly on the top and bottom sections of a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card. I have seen too many a time the magical moment of embossing powder transformation but seeing it in real life? IT WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD! There might have been some happy dancing going on at some point in time.


I really like this distress ink colour combination by Kristina Werner here, which inspired this card I made weeks ago, so I wanted to recreate it. The inks are Antique Linen, Spun Sugar and Shaded Lilac applied with mini ink blending tools. Aren’t they lovely? I simply adore how the white images popped amidst the soft colours.




By this point, I felt this would make a pretty card front so I trimmed it into 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. I then added some texture to a white card stock by heat embossing a woodgrain stencil by Echo Park Paper with white embossing powder and placed it on top of a slightly wider lilac card stock. For the sentiment, I first stamped it in VersaFine Onyx Black, and then with the stamp slightly offset, in Versamark emboss ink. Finally, I heat embossed the sentiment in silver embossing powder. All embossing powder used was by Simon Says Stamp.


Don’t you just love days like this that begin with experiments and end up with one or more completed cards?


Thank you for stopping by and see you soon!


Hugs, Michelle



This card is also in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday February 2016: Floral

Time Out Challenge #51: Easter and/or Spring

Just Add Ink #302 Colour




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