Heat embossing is probably one of my favorite card making techniques along with stenciling. Today, I’m going to combine the two and add a little sparkle to go with it for a festive Christmas greeting.
I’m starting with a light gray A2 sized card and a circle mask I made out of some scrap card stock and a circle shaped die. The mask fits the entire front of the card so the circle falls in the middle. Over the top of everything, I will place the Crafter’s Workshop Vineyard stencil. I used the Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stay-tion to help hold everything together. The magnets are really strong!
I pressed my Versamark ink pad all over the top of the stencil making sure to get all the little spaces.
I then removed the mask and stencil and sprinkled some Ranger Speckle Flurries embossing powder over the top and heated it with a heat gun. This is a chunkier embossing powder with flecks of silvery gray and iridescent sparkle. It comes in a variety of other colors too!
Since my sentiment was going to be stamped in red, I wanted to have a little bit of black on the card. To do this, I adhered a strip of black and white gingham washi tape to the bottom edge of a piece of white cardstock and trimmed it off to create a strip. This will back my main sentiment strip.
After I trimmed out that strip, I added it with foam tape to the gingham strip which I then adhered to a strip of bright green card stock. I then adhered the entire piece to the front of my main card. The green adds a little bit of brightness against the gray card.
I added another sentiment from the Avery Elle set to the inside to complete the card.
The subtle texture of the embossed stenciling adds a nice touch to this otherwise simple design. Thanks so much for joining me today!