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Monday, January 30, 2017

Valentine Card and Embossing Instructions

This cards is almost exactly the same as another card I posted earlier in the month. This is the card I'm talking about. As you can see, the only real difference is that I switched out the patterned papers with cardstock. I wanted to show you how, with just a few minor changes, you can take the same design and give it a whole different look.

I created both cards with the January Stamp of the Month (Adore you). This stamp set is only available in January (that means your time to get it is running out quickly...don't miss it!), and is yours for only $5 ($12.95 savings) with every $50 you order (before shipping and tax). When ordering on my website, you'll be prompted to add your set(s) before checking out. Easy Peasy, ain't no teasy!

One of my favorite stamping techniques is embossing.  As you can see on this close up, it gives anything you make an elegant feel.  My favorite colors to emboss in are gold (as on this card), silver, and white (love it on a dark or bright color. It just pops, like on this card I shared earlier this month, also made with the January Stamp of the Month). As elegant as it looks, it easy as pie!

1.  Stamp the image you wan to emboss in Versamark Ink.
2.  Sprinkle embossing powder of your color choice on top of stamped image.
3.  Shake off excess powder (I do this onto a sheet of paper so I can bend it and easily pour it back into it's jar to use again)
4.  If you still have some grains of embossing powder sticking to your paper, not the image, use a small paint brush to carefully brush those off. If  you don't they will emboss too when you move on to step 5.
5.  Using your heat gun, wave the heat over the image until you see it "melt" into the embossed image you were going for. I saw "wave" because if you just hold the gun and let the air blow right in one spot, you can sometimes scorch your paper.  No bueno!

Voila!  Embossing complete!  I've included a full list of all of the products I used on this card below, complete with photos and links for your convenience.

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