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Prepare yourself for some serious embossed crafting!
I used to be so intimidated by heat embossing – I mean the darn heat tool heats up to like a bajillion degrees?! You could probably make a grilled cheese sandwich with it.
Fortunately, I have overcome my fear of heat embossing — and only I rely on my stovetop for all grilled cheese sandwich preparation.
**Sidenote: have you ever made a grilled cheese with brie on whole wheat with a little cranberry sauce? Well you should – it’s amazing**
Ok – back to crafting…
This week’s Papertrey Ink Make It Monday challenge is all about using the heat embossing technique on cards.  Given my love for this technique – I went a little crazy with it and made THREE projects! Each with a little different feel to it.
So without further adieu…
First I used Maile Belle’s Modern Basics set (quickly becoming a favorite of mine) to create a monochromatic birthday card. All that purple gives the modern card a richness that I really like.
Next, I created a card with a bit more elegance.

I used the Damask Designs set from Papertrey to watermark the background then added the chandelier focal image, which I embossed with sparkly, black embossing powder.

I even added a bow – Shocking!

Since I had my Damask Designs set out – I had to create one more card…a special one…with a very special Damask Love touch.

Look familiar?!

Thanks for stopping by for some Damask Love today! Have a great Thursday!

Supplies (all PTI unless otherwise noted):
Modern Basics Birthday
Stamps: Modern Basics, Birthday Bash Sentiments
Paper: Royal Velvet, Stamper’s Select
Ink: Ranger Embossing Ink Pad
Other: Plum Pudding vintage buttons, Purple & White embossing powder by Martha Stewart
Chandelier Thank You
Stamps: Damask Designs, Celebrate Chandelier (My Cute Stamps)
Paper: Fine Linen, True Black, Vintage Cream, Gold cardstock (unknown source)
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black
Other: Ebony Spark embossing powder (Sparkle & Bling), black rhinestones
Damask Love Birthday Card
Stamps: Damask Designs, Giga Guidelines
Paper: Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, True Black, Stamper’s Select
Ink: Versamark Watermark Ink, Vivid Dye Ink (Fuchsia)
Other: Black Ribbon (Michael’s), Black embossing powder (Martha Stewart), black rhinestones

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12 thoughts on “Make It Monday – Heat Embossing

  1. Wowzers! Amber, you and heat embossing are a match made in heaven. These are all simply gorgeous. I am especially in love with the gathered? (I don’t know what you call it!) bow trim on the last card. LOVE it!

  2. embossing!!!!!!
    also is the special DL touch the presence of buttons on that last card? 🙂
    also can i have the yellow thank you card? what contest can i win to get that?

  3. When I saw the first card, I knew it was going to be my favourite …until I saw the second and the third. They are all gorgeous and ready to be CASEd by me. I love the ribbon treatment on the last card. Keep up the great work…

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