Monday, January 4, 2016

Heat Embossing - 4 ways


For this card I used Heat & Stick powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter . TiP: Make sure your Heat & Stick isn't over 10 years old! 

Using H&S adds a few steps because you stamp Versamark, sprinkle with H&S, heat, then quickly add the glitter and heat to set. It is a way you can use glitter to heat emboss. An easier way - shown below! 

I went in after and highlighted parts with the new Wink of Stella pen in Clear, page 24 in the Occasions catalog 141897 because the glitter did not stick as well as I had hoped. I also ordered myself some fresh Heat & Stick power! lol


To give the window frame a high gloss frosty winder look I used the Shimmer White paper. 
And yes, I fussy cut Santa. Only one thoughT


For this card I used the Craft White pigment ink pad and the white embossing powder. Using both in white gives it a very opaque white. 

More fussy cutting and more grumbling by Sandy! I cut three separate and different poinsettias from the Cozy Christmas (now sadly retired) paper. The yellow jewels are our rhinestones colored with permanent markers. I use a 36 count Bic set. Not sure if it is still available, but their colors are very close to our color collection. I used to use Blendabilities.

I also went back in and used a sponge dauber to frost up the "window pane".


I believe I used just versa mark and the white embossing powder here. 
Don't you just love my silly pompom fringe frame? 


Here is embossing snowflakes done right! I used VersaMark and Iridescent Ice embossing powder. There is something about Iridescent Ice embossing powder that always makes me smile. 
The combination of the two give the snowflakes the proper clear shimmer they should have. Snowflakes are not truly white, we just see them as white. 

More grumbling, more fussy cutting. And....... this is the only Rudolph on the entire page that is standing facing that way. Nope no pressure at all if I mess it up and cut off a leg. 

I like the vellum oval behind him. He needed some separation from the musical paper, but adding a solid color or something else I felt would detract from his cuteness. The vellum added the soft touch I was looking for. 


Here you can really see the glimmer you get from the Iridescent Ice embossing powder and VersaMark ink pad combination. Pow!


My final combination, shoot, I didn't keep track. I am pretty sure it is the picture below. I used VersaMark ink and Clear embossing powder then when in and highlighted with Wink of Stella in clear. It is to subtle for my tastes but I otherwise love the card. 


Yes, you can see the inside of the snowflakes highlighted here. 


Another way to glitter - use your Blender pen and Dazzling Details glitter glue. Its easy and quick and really stretched the glue.



See what I mean about the I Ice and I believe that is white Craft ink.


Not a good picture of my favorite combination.

Make sure your H&S is from this decade at least!!!



Oh pretty!


My downline Jeny tried out a few of the heat embossing techniques also. Isn't she a talent?

Products used (that are specific to these techniques). The Christmas related products are retired.

Heat & Stick Powder 100625
Heat Tool 129053
Embossing Buddy 103083
Dazzling Details glitter glue 124117
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter 133751
White emboss powder 109132
Iridescent Ice emboss powder 101930
Clear emboss powder 109130
Blender pen 102845
VersaMark Ink pad 102283
White Craft ink pad 101731

All items can be found in the annual catalog mostly on pages 162-163 and can be purchased from my store. Click SHOP above.

If you have any other questions I did not answer in my post please comment below or send me an email

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