Hi paper crafting peeps and welcome to today’s blog post for the Craftie Cafe online store.
I have created a card using masking, heat embossing and ink blending. These are some of my favourite quick and easy techniques to add a “WOW” factor to your cards. Heat embossing is one of those techniques that looks like you went to a whole lot of effort and every recipient I give a card too always ask “how did you do that?”. I love telling them and seeing the awe and appreciation on what goes into a hand-made card.
To start of I have prepped a watercolour cardstock card front with an embossing buddy ( I do this off-screen as I have prepped a few of them at a time and have them sitting there ready for me to use).
My next step to die cut the heart shaped die from Lawn Fawn stitched heart collection with Inkadinkado masking paper. Once I have placed the die cut heart on the centre top of the card I go to town with my stamping with WOW Clear ultra slow drying ink pad. With the Lawn Fawn white embossing powder I heavily coated the watercolour cardstock still with the masking paper on then peeling it off to heat emboss.
Once I have heat embossed I replace the heart mask back on and I start the ink blending process with the Distress Oxide Inks Wild Honey on the inner and working my way out with the Worn Lipstick. I reveal the heart by taking the mask off and it is ready to stamp my sentiment.
The sentiment is from the Wplus9 Southern Sentiment which works well with the coordinating stampsets Summer Citrus & Citrus background. I chose the Bless your heart to go with the masked heart centre.
Finishing the card off with black twine and from the hoard vault my heart wood vaneer.
Here is the You Tube on how I made this card.
Happy Paper crafting peeps.