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.
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