Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Fun Ways to Use Your Stampin’ Up! Products” where we show our favorite product tips. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
Did you ever wish you could heat emboss something in a color that you don’t have an embossing powder for? The Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus to the rescue!
Heat Embossing is a great way to add dimension and glossy raised texture to your stamped images. Normally you would stamp in Versamark (or any other embossing) ink and then sprinkle with embossing powder, tap off excess and melt with a heat tool. The color of the embossing is usually based on the color powder you use.
I wanted my shark, from the Shark Frenzy stamp set, to be embossed in Basic Gray, but didn’t have Basic Gray embossing powder. With the Stamparatus, I was able to stamp the outline in Memento Black and then ink the inside with Basic Gray ink with perfect alignment. The Stamparatus also allowed me to then stamp in Versamark right over the top of the Basic Gray ink, again with perfect alignment!
Then I sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heated with the heat tool. Voila – Basic Gray embossing!
My card has a Coastal Cabana card base followed by a Layer of Basic White CS. Using the Basic Borders Dies, I die cut the cloud edge and used that as a template to mask my layer. I then used my Blending Brushes to brush Balmy Blue as the sky.
Next, I die cut the edge of a 2-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Coastal Cabana and Pool Party using the wave from the Shark Dies. For the sand, I used the slopped die from the Shark Dies and Sahara Sand CS. I also brushed a little Sahara Sand ink onto the edge with Blending Brushes.
Using the Shark Dies, I die cut the sharks, so I could tuck them into the waves. The seaweed is die cut from Old Olive and Pear Pizzaz CS and the fish from Pumpkin Pie CS using the Shark Dies.
Here is a close up showing the awesome sheen on my little sharks!
Inside the card is a pop up layer. This was made by using a 5-1/4″ x 8″ layer of Pool Party CS and measuring in 1-1/2″ from either side and cutting 1-1/2″ above and 1-1/2″ below the score line and folding them out from the card base, while the center folds in normal.
I created a similar scene inside the card as I did outside, although inside the card are the smaller sharks.
Overall, I’m thrilled with how it came out. What do you think? Will you be giving this technique a try? What color will you be embossing in?
More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on July 14th for “Wonderful Cards from the Garden” when our Design Team creates a project with flowers or scenes from the garden. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, have fun in your craft space.
Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty!
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
- Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
- Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations <—— you are here
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Lori Webb at Clever Copies
- Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
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