Today I bring you a card that I created to suit many different challenges, and even a class I’m enrolled in at Online Card Classes! It started off that I was going to enter Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge in which this week’s theme is flora and fauna. Then, I saw that Altenew’s July Inspiration Challenge involved an image and wedding theme. I decided that would be easy to do a card that works for both since I have a lot of Altenew floral layering stamps and love any chance I get to use them! As I started working on my card, Online Card Classes started up a new live class, Heat Wave. It has three days full of fab information and loads of tips and tricks to get the most out of your heat embossing and the different effects you can create with it. This card is based on the second day of class where we learned different mediums you can use with your heat embossing. Did you know that embossing powder will stick to water?? I sure didn’t! Mind blown. I have never used the water splatter effect (I know, technical term there, right?) on any card I’ve made, much less with embossing powder. I think I’m in love and will be using this technique in a lot more of my creations.
It was really hard to capture the lovely gold splatter effect – or the fact that all the stamped leaves are also embossed but I promise its there! Blame Ireland and its lack of sun so the lighting wasn’t great for taking pictures. For the leaves, I didn’t have green embossing powder so I used my Misti and stamped the leaves in Altenew Forest Glades. Then, I stamped again (right on top of the original stamped image) using Versamark ink. Sprinkled some clear embossing powder on top and there you go! One number embossed image in the colour of your choice!
Below, I have listed links to some of the supplies I used for this project. I purchased all of the supplies on my own and I personally buy from the companies I’ve linked with. I do receive a small commission if you choose to purchase products by clicking on the links in this post, but there is NO ADDITIONAL charge to you. I greatly appreciate your support.
Please note, I am can only get the American companies to link with images in each individual post at this point, so there may be import and/or additional charges for European and non-US residents. I am working to get UK companies added to each post in the future. In the meantime, there are limited text links below, or you can click ‘Buy Crafty Supplies’ on the menu above to purchase these items through UK companies.
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Stamps: Altenew Beautiful DSy, Peony Bouquet
Inks: Altenew Warm Sunshine, Forest Glades; Memento Rose Bud; Versamark
Other: Stampin’ UP! Gold Embossing powder; Hero Arts Clear embossing powder; Neat & Tangled Full of Love, Love & Sparkles mix sequins; Little Things from Lucy’s Cards Warm Golden Glow sequins; Docrafts heat gun; Misti stamping tool