Stenciled Embossing with a Little Sparkle

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By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

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.

I used a sentiment from Avery Elle’s Merry Merry stamp set and heat embossed it using Delicata Ruby Red Ink and Ranger holographic embossing powder.

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!

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3 thoughts on “Stenciled Embossing with a Little Sparkle

  1. Aurora

    Aren’t you supposed to give the Free Stuff Friday prize sometime? It hasn’t been given at all since July.
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  2. Olivia R.

    This looks like it would make great cards. Is it true that the Free Stuff Friday prize is not being given out?

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