Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! Please join me in welcoming special guest Yana Smakula back to our blog in her awesome bi-monthly series, Yippee for Yana! Be sure to watch the video for more information and enjoy!
In this episode, I will show you how to create a simple, modern greeting card using clear stamps and heat embossing technique.
I was doing some home remodeling, painting walls in our apartment in a different color and was also looking for some wall art and one of the art pieces I saw online inspired the design of the card I’m sharing today.
I picked Tropical Leaves stamp set, it’s an older set, yet still one of my all-time favorites for Summer, in fact, I recently shared another card using it on my blog. Another set I picked for today is Tiny Words.
To simplify things, I used a mini MISTI stamping tool to stamp images altogether and have the process go faster and smoother. First, I stamped leaves in clear embossing ink and heat set them in Antique Gold embossing powder. I love the look of this powder on kraft.
After the embossing powder was melted I decided to add another layer of embossing over it to make the leaves a bit thicker. Next, I heat embossed sentiments in white detail embossing powder.
One of the sentiments didn’t stamp perfectly, it was missing parts of the letters. I didn’t want to re-emboss it as on such tiny images there’s always the risk that the image will not re-align perfectly, so I just used a white Sakura pen and fixed the sentiments that way.
To complete this card I trimmed the panel down just a smidge and adhered it to a white card base. Next, I added sequins from Stay Gold and Gala sets from Simon as well as Sparkling Clear Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh. Have fun stamping!
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