Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – it’s a theme challenge (heat embossing!)- to help jump-start your creative mojo this week! I hope you’ll come and play along. 🙂
If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me! If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!
I saw a card out on the interwebs somewhere…can’t for the life of me find it again 🙁 ….that I loved. So…I decided to try the technique today and share it with you! Turns out – it’s easy. My version uses gold heat embossed images from the Beautifully Braided stamp set. Take a look-see:
And here’s this week’s Paper Players theme challenge! Join the fun and show us your projects! I can’t wait to see what you create! 🙂
And – I used colors inspired by this week’s FabFriday challenge.
I started with a piece of Basic Black cardstock and, using my Stamparatus, I stamped the big flower image from Beautifully Braided in Versamark Ink. Then I sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up with my Heat Tool. I did the exact same thing on a piece of Whisper White.
I matted the black panel on Petal Pink cardstock to create the card front. Then I wrapped a piece of Rococo Rose 1/2″ Gathered Ribbon, securing it with a little SNAIL on the front and in the back with Glue Dots.
On the Whisper White images, I carefully colored the flowers with my Dark Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blend. HINT: be careful – the alcohol ink will react with the embossing – so color carefully and avoid the embossed portions as much as you can! With my Light Pretty Peacock Blend, I colored a few strips here and there.
Using my Paper Snips, I fussy cut the flowers.
To adhere the colored flowers to the card front, I used Black Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the tops of the flowers and a dab of Liquid Glue at the bottom. When I stuck each flower on – the top is popped up and the base is flat to the card front.
On a seperate piece of Basic Black, I stamped the sentiment from Beautifully Braided in Versamark, sprinkled it with Shimmer White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it. When it was cool, I cut it out with a label die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set.
I popped the sentiment onto the card front with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I added some Pretty Peacock Rhinestones from the Noble Peacock Rhinestone pack and the card front was done!
On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Beautifully Braided in Rococo Rose on a Whisper White panel. In the corner, I again heat embossed part of the flower. It’s colored with the Dark Mint Macaron and Light Pretty Peacock Blends.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat and into my Rococo Rose card base, popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more embossed and colored flowers on the front…
…and some Rococo Rose paper from the 2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! The flower image in Beautifully Braided is so fun and different, isn’t it? It looks exotic and I love how it turned out embossed against the black. Is it just me or does this look like a flower you might find on Pandora from Avatar? 😉 Just sayin!
I hope you like!
If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!
Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:
The Paper Players Design Team
- LeAnne Pugliese
- Claire Broadwater
- Joanne James
- Laurie Schmidt
- Anne Marie Hile
- Ann Schach
- Allisa Steinlicht
- Stef Perry
- Mary Deatherage – you’re here right now!
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March Paper Pumpkin Kit Details!
Cheers to seven years! This March, Paper Pumpkin has reached another exciting milestone: their seventh year of delivering fun, easy, creative projects to you. To thank everyone who has helped along the way, they’re including an additional FREE stamp set with every March kit. This means that every subscriber will receive two stamp sets!
The March 2020 kit will arrive in an exclusive, specially-designed box that you will love! Think daffodils, raindrops, and a fresh spring vibe.
March Paper Pumpkin Kit Details:
- Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes (4 cards of 3 designs)
- Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″
- Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″
- Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron.
- The additional stamp set is a great value and coordinates with the March kit design; however, you do not need it to complete the March cards.
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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Rococo Rose Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Petal Pink Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner)
Basic Black Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front): Stitched So Sweetly die cut label (sentiment)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Beautifully Braided fussy cut flowers
2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP: envelope flap (Rococo Rose)
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