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More Heat Embossing

The first card (above) keeps to a fresh silver and white combination.
For the card base, silver with a matted white layer of embossed card (swiss dots), and then a smaller matted layer of silver and white.This smaller white layer was heat embossed with silver snowflakes stamped randomly around it.
I used the set Endless Wishes which is the first Stampin Up set I've purchased that is photopolymer.  I found it enabled easy placement, but was not so good for stamping – I’m used to applying a certain amount of pressure with the red rubber stamps and these ones obviously don’t need anywhere need the pressure applied!)Fortunately I was planning on covering up some of these snowflakes with glitter cardstock ( shape punched with the SU designer label punch) , in silver of course, and then a silver heat embossed greeting.

I wanted to make another card with this set for variety, and chose red and white – and a fairly simple design – 3 different snowflakes and a greeting in white on the red…

Making your own Patterned Paper


Brushstroke stamps for a handmade look


Masking, Sponging, Heat Embossing and Glitter Xmas Cards

Since our seasons are upside down to the Northern Hemisphere we usually sweat it out on Christmas Day, go swimming or hide under a shade tree and eat cold foods… but we can’t help but have a hankering for a white Christmas.Since our cold winter weather is in July, I thought some Christmas cards might be in order!
This first one uses sponging, masking and heat embossing… my craft table was full of embossing jars, pieces of paper and pieces of sponge lol.
I’ve rarely done masking before but it was certainly easy enough.Using a torn strip of paper, longer than the cardstock,hold it there in position while sponging above it.I started at the top :)Then move the piece of paper around a bit, angle it etc., and repeat, ensuring your sponging doesn’t reach the top of the previous line.Repeat. 
To sponge, it’s just a matter of dabbing the ink pad with the piece of sponge and dabbing it on. The tree was heat embossed in white (stamped in versamark, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat…

Ribbon, Buttons and More with Baby Cards


Ink and Water