Hello! Whether you are just starting here or you have come from Jessica’s site, I am glad you’re here. Our theme this month is embossing, so today I am sharing my Evergreen Forest heat emboss card. It is also the 4th card in my 12 Weeks of Christmas series.
The technique of embossing gives depth to a card and raises the image or design on a card. However, when you want your image to be sunk (like this card), it’s technically called debossing. Basically, it is the backside of your embossed image.
Embossing can be dry, by using an embossing folder or heated, which involves melting embossing powder with heat. And, since we are showcasing the embossing technique, why not incorporates both!
White embossing powder really stands out on a dark background, so I have kept the color palette rather simple.
To make this card
To make this card, you will need the Evergreen Forest embossing folder, Stampin’ Emboss powders in gold and white, and a heat tool.
- Begin with a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla Thick card stock, score and fold at 4 1/4″ to form your card base.
- Cut a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Shaded Spruce card stock and tape it to the left side (the side with the Stampin’ Up! logo) of your Evergreen Forest 3D embossing folder with a piece of removable tape. (I used a small post it note flag). Also, be sure to place it where you can see empty space above the trees.
- Dust the card stock with an Embossing Buddy (no longer sold) or some alternative to remove static and prepare it for embossing.
- Ink up the opposite side of the Evergreen Forest 3D embossing folder with Versamark ink. Important – Only ink up the area with the trees and try not to get any Versamark on the folder where there is no trees.
- Run the folder through your Stamp & Emboss machine and immediately remove the card stock and dust it with some White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
- Tap off the excess powder and inspect it. If there is any powder on the blank space above the trees, you will want to remove it with a small paint or makeup brush. Once it is clean, use your heat tool to melt the powder.
- Stamp the sentiment with Versamark and dust it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss powder. Shake off the excess, make sure it is clean, and use your heat tool to melt the powder.
Once the embossing is done
- Wrap a 7″ piece of Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon around the embossed card stock, secure the ends to the backside with adhesive, adhere to a 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ piece of Gold Foil paper, and attach to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Tie a small bow from the Gold Metallic Edge ribbon and attach to the card using a glue dot. (hint – I also placed a glue dot under the ribbon to hold it in place on the card)
- Add 3 Wonderful Gems as shown.
Mo Rootes from the UK is up next. Hop on over, I am sure she has a great embossing project to share with you. Thank you for visiting and be sure to hop along with us next month when we showcase winter/holidays.
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