At our monthly team meetings, we pick a card challenge for the following month. I remembered that part LOL. The part I forgot was to post it on our group page before the meeting. Soooooo, when I started seeing pics of new cards, at first I couldn't figure out what was going on. But then, thankfully, the lights came on....teehee!
Without further ado, here's the card I made for the challenge - which, by the way, was to choose a colour you don't really like and also, to heat emboss. Sounds easy, doesn't it. It wasn't though, however I decided on Garden Green. Naturally, now that I've used it, I really like it!! And as for heat embossing, I admit, I've been avoiding it. Read on....
With my Garden Green ink pad in hand, I stamped the fabulous floral image from the Wood Words set onto Very Vanilla cardstock. I actually stamped it several times - a few times directly from the ink pad, and a few stamped off. That means I inked up the stamp, then stamped onto my grid paper, and then onto the cardstock for a light/dark effect, I love that look!
I chose the sentiment from Watercolour Words - so pretty! I've always loved the 'magic' of heat embossing, and done in Gold Embossing powder, can I just say, WOW!!! And it was so easy! I promise to heat emboss often! After embossing, I used my Stitched Shapes Framelit to die cut the oval, then popped it up with dimensionals! For added bling, I used my Faceted Gems.
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Always use an embossing buddy when heat embossing. It eliminates static.
Use the colours that aren't your fave - you might surprise yourself.
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Many thanks to the team for challenging me to explore colours I thought I didn't like, and bringing back my love of heat embossing!