Let’s talk clean & simple heat embossing and foiling on black cardstock! Welcome to the World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop! We are sharing loads of colorful, glittery, heat embossed goodness, and a GIVEAWAY!
Big thanks to Karen for relaying you over to my blog. To start at the beginning head to the WOW! Embossing Blog.
World Cardmaking Day
Card Making Day reminds us that the best gifts come from the heart, and the hands and vision of the people we love, so get out there and try making a card of your own!
No one can deny that receiving a beautiful card brightens your day. This is especially the case when the other person has gone to the effort of making the card!
Clean & Simple Heat Embossing
All the details for clean & simple heat embossing with WOW! Trios and Simon Says Stamp + CZ Design Simple Patterns Trio are in this short video. Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there I’d love it if you like, subscribe, and share with your crafty friends!
Clean & Simple Heat Embossed Backgrounds
Introducing two brand new WOW! Trios, Summer Scoops, and Toteally Amazing. These embossing powders have all the color and sparkly gorgeousness you crave.
Above I paired Summer Scoops with the diagonal stencil from Simon Says Stamp + CZ Design Simple Patterns Trio. If you didn’t get your hands on this stencil set during STAMPtember, no worries the Simon brand products do get restocked. Simply asked to be notified when restocked on the product page.
Next up, I used WOW! Trio Toteally Amazing and the dots stencil to create this serene glittery background.
Foil On Black Cardstock
Sometimes an idea pops into my head that I have to try right away. In this case, foiled World Cardmaking Day sentiments were a must-do now design element. My idea was to white foil sentiments on black cardstock for a reverse sentiment strip look with shiny letters.
I demonstrate this in the video with two different black cardstocks: Michaels 110 lb black cardstock and Classic Crest Epic Black 165 lb cardstock. Typically I used these heavyweight black cardstocks for stacked die-cuts so I don’t need to cut as many layers.
My results were patchy. Neither black cardstock performed well for foiling.
What do do? Was it my laser printer, Royal Sovereign Laminator, or the cardstock? Based on feedback from my crafty friends it was likely that the black cardstock was not smooth enough for foiling.
I decided to test the theory on my smoothest cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80 lb. So, I used the same printer, same laminator, and I used Blush Fab Foil instead of white so we could actually see the sentiments.
The results were perfect! This leads me to believe it is indeed the texture of black cardstock that causes patchy results. My friend Enna, @ritzyhag, has bought a ton of different black cardstock and has come up patchy too. So do tell…
Have you been successful foiling on black cardstock? And if so, what is the magic cardstock?
Please, let me know in the comments below.
To finish off the cards, I decided to forgo foiled sentiments until I find that magic cardstock. Instead, I printed reverse sentiments on my laser printer. Simply set up a document with a black background and white text and print. Again, simple to do, but I really wanted that shiny foil look.
Trim and pop-up the sentiments on foam tape and these clean and simple cards are done.
Comment along each of the Design Team member’s post for a chance to win a $25 gift card to either our UK or USA stores. One comment per blog, please.
You have until Wednesday, October 7th at 11:59 PM British Summertime to leave your comments. Winners will be announced on Thursday, October 8th.
More Stencil Heat Embossing
I love me some stripes and this stencil from Taylored Expressions is the bomb.
For more stencil and heat embossing inspiration, head over to this post/video.
If you love it, pin it, and share it with your crafty friends! Visit me on Pinterest for more design inspiration, patterns, and color combinations.
The next stop on the hop is the lovely Jo Hebert and the full list is below for your viewing pleasure!
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