Heat Embossing Technique 101 Blog Hop

I am so excited that today has finally rolled around for 2 reasons.  Firstly the catalogue has just been released AND the second reason it is time for the design team to share another fabulous technique with you all, this month we are focusing on Heat Embossing.
Techniques 101 blog hop
Now the exciting thing about this blog hop is these cards are ideal if you are just starting out on your creative journey or if you just want to create a quick, easy but effective card.
For today’s share I will be using 3 of the new in-color inkpads, I could not resist using something from the new catalogue lol.  I don’t know about you but I always feel like a kid in a candy store when I get a new catalogue lol, it is hard to decide what to get first as there are always so many exciting new goodies in it, as well as being jammed packed with fabulous ideas.  If you do not have a copy (and live in New Zealand) then make sure contact Patrice to order your copy today.
Heat Embossing by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
I always like to decorate the inside of the card as well, it is a great excuse to keep stamping lol.
Heating Embossing inside by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
Whisper White Thick Card measurements
– Base 21cm x 11cm (scored in half at 10.5cm)
– Mat 10cm x 9.5cm
Quick Tips / Recipe when making card
1. I have used a 2 step stamping set, meaning that you layer at least two different stamp images on top of each other (example of a 2 step stamping set below, just so you can see what I mean).  As you can see this set is pretty stained, yes it has been very well loved lol.
Heat embossing 2 step stamping 2Heat embossing 2 step stamping by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
2. I started by creating the lighter shade on the flower.  I did this by inking the solid flower image, stamped the image off on scrap paper and then stamped it onto the card front (as above).
3. I then inked the flower outline image and stamped it over the top (do not stamp off first) and then sprinkled clear embossing powder immediately on wet ink before heat embossing (as below).
Heat emboss sample by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nzHeat embossing 2 by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
4. Use a Heat Tool, move slowly across the stamped image melting the embossing powder.  This will create a raised glossy effect.  If you are unsure how to heat emboss then here is a video that France Martin made showing you the basics of embossing.
5. Stamp leaves on card front (following steps 2, 3 & 4)
6. Stamping saying on card front and heat emboss.
7. Roughen edges of card and adhere to front of card base.
8. Repeat steps above to decorate the inside of the card.

Add a little extra dimension to your card by stamping and heat embossing another flower on scrap card, cut out flower, shape petals and adhere over stamped flower image.
Heat embossing cut flower by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
For some more inspiration make sure you pop on over and visit the rest of the design team and check out their fabulous card ideas, you can do this by clicking on the next button below.  Let’s start by looking at the gorgeous card Leonie Schroder has come up with this month.
Techniques blog hop next button
Just in case you get lost along the way here is a list of all the ladies taking part with this Months Techniques 101 Blog Hop.
1. Sandi MacIver – Canada
2. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand (your are here)
Leonie Schroder – Australia
4. Erna Logtenberg – Netherlands
5. Heike Vass – Germany
6. Michelle Last – UK
7. Sonia Benedetti – France

Heat Embossing Techniques Card was created using the following Stampin’ Up! products

If you would like to order any of the Stampin” Up! products I have used on this card or have any questions, please contact Patrice. You can also place an order online or find out more about the product by clicking on the image that interests you below. I have also used Sweet Sugar Plum ink, Peekaboo Peach ink and Emerald Green ink.


Comments: 4

  1. Sandi MacIver June 4, 2016 at 8:30 am Reply

    absolutely stunning card Patrice and I agree, it’s so fun getting supplies from a new catalog!…Kid in a Candy Store for Sure!

  2. Leonie June 4, 2016 at 12:32 pm Reply

    sweet card Patrice .. I do love that Garden set 🙂

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