Two Cards With Only Heat Embossing

by Svitlana Shayevich

Hi friends,

Svitlana is here. Today I want to share two cards made using purely heat embossing.

Altenew Svitlana Shayevich Two Cards Heat Embossing

I'm a big fan of embossing and when an embossing idea comes to my mind I don't hesitate to implement it.

For my first card I used Indoor Garden Stamp Set. It's an awesome set with beautiful and stylish images. This is a multi layer one, but you totally mix and match layers.

White Embossing On Black. Altenew Indoor Garden. Card by @craftwalks

To start off first cut a panel out of Jet Black Cardstock of 3.75 and 5 inches. Currently I'm loving this size of a card panel in general, which creates a quarter inch margin with an A2 card base. But other than that when I'm working with a dark cardstock I like placing such panel onto a white card base and a margin of this width kind of tones down the darkness of the cardstock.

White Embossing On Black. Altenew Indoor Garden. Card by @craftwalks

Next I went ahead and white embossed several images from the set using Pure White Embossing Powder. For images which don't have a full outline image I just used one layer to kind of finish off an image.

White Embossing On Black. Altenew Indoor Garden. Card by @craftwalks

For the sentiment I took one from Succulents Stamp Set and also white embossed it.

Finally I foam mounted the panel onto a Solar White card base. And added several white liquid droplets to accentuate the card.

The second card was much more fun for me ;) I saw the similar pattern on a throw pillow and wanted to replicated it.

Gold Embossed Monstera. Altenew Parrot Paradise Stamp Set. Card by @craftwalks Onto a Solar White panel I embossed a solid monstera from Parrot Paradise Stamp Set using Antique Gold Embossing Powder. And before heat setting it I grabbed a small brush and brushed off the powder from the middle of the leaf. And then I went ahead and heat set it.

Gold Embossed Monstera. Altenew Parrot Paradise Stamp Set. Card by @craftwalks

I did the same for several more leaves, gold heat embossing them to fill the panel.

I was struggling how to make a sentiment and using a black stripe was my first thought. But it would be kind of off the rest of the card since I didn't have any black. So to make the design more cohesive I opted to use a Jet Black card base.

Gold Embossed Monstera. Altenew Parrot Paradise Stamp Set. Card by @craftwalks

Then I was deciding the color for the sentiment. I didn't want to have it in gold. Since I already had enough gold and also gold embossing on black wouldn't look very vivid. So I went with white, as I already had the white card base to match.

Gold Embossed Monstera. Altenew Parrot Paradise Stamp Set. Card by @craftwalks

These are just a couple of tips of how to introduce a new color to a card.

Hope you like my ideas and tips. Have a wonderful week!

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Tracey Magner September 4, 2017 - 10:38

Hi, two Beautiful cards! I just adore the one with the black cardstock, that is such a WOW. It really pop’s off the page. I think the jet black card base was an excellent choice on the other card, it also pop’s, and those leaves are so cool. I was reading my Scrapbook and cards magazine this morning and I saw ALTENEW featured in the magazine, it was very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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Tara Prince September 4, 2017 - 10:44

Very cool cards! Very striking!

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Celeste Goff September 4, 2017 - 10:50

What beautiful cards Svitlana! I love them both!

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Helen September 4, 2017 - 11:05

Great ideas for simply heat embossing cards, Svitlana. The white on black is so striking. The brushed away gold leaves is a great technique that I know I’ll be using in the near future–it looks so classy and elegant. TFS

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Nora September 4, 2017 - 11:50

These are fantastic cards!! I love the white on the black. It is so striking!!

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Shelly September 4, 2017 - 12:48

These are fabulous!!

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Maria Svejdar September 4, 2017 - 13:07

Two great techniques – and such well balanced, thought out designs.

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Mitzi September 4, 2017 - 13:45

Love the look of a solid stamp with some ep brushed off. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work. [Black and White one is very striking!]

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BeverlyBL September 4, 2017 - 13:52

Both cards are outstanding. You did a wonderful job.

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Kirsty Vittetoe September 4, 2017 - 16:24

That is simply awesome!

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Kathy Bolam September 4, 2017 - 16:32

Having a black card base makes the design just pop. Very stunning!

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Barb macaskill September 4, 2017 - 17:09

Both of these cards are gorgeous! Especially the white embossing powder on the jet black cardstock! Wow, wow, wow, wow and WOW! TFS!

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Teresa Doyle September 4, 2017 - 21:22

Such great cards Svitana, love the black/white one esp. Well done!

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Maggie B September 4, 2017 - 22:20

Hi Svitlana ~ I love what you’ve done with both of these cards. I’ve been on an embossing kick and yours are perfect for this time of year. Thanks for the inspiration and I hope your week is off to a great start. ~HUGS~
#kindnessmatters

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