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Impressive Heat Embossing

No matter how long you’ve been creating cards, heat embossing never loses its awe. There’s something so magical about seeing the powder melt into molten beauty. 

Impressive Heat Embossing and Ink Smooshing

These two cards are inspired by Altenew Academy Impressive Heat Embossing class. There are wonderful techniques in this class so I highly recommend you check it out.

Today’s technique incorporates masking with Post-it tape to create a graphic embossed line across the card and letters. 

I started by ink smooshing a background with Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in Lavender Fields, Parrot, & Lagoon. 

Tip: To prevent colors mixing to create brown, heat dry the first layer of blue and green and then add the purple. If they’ve already mixed, cover it with a second layer of more pigmented ink.

Impressive Heat Embossing and Ink Smooshing

Once the background was dry, I stacked with a white A2 size card panel & die cut “many” with Altenew Bold Alphabet Die Set. I then used Post-It tape to mask off a line across the card & letters on the 1st card and only the letters on the second.

The masked areas with inked with VersaMark Ink & covered with Ranger Platinum Embossing Powder and heat set.

Impressive Heat Embossing and Ink Smooshing

The letters were popped up on green fun foam to add interest & inlaid into the negative space of the card panel. The thanks sub sentiment from Altenew Halftone Circles, was die cut, stamped, embossed, & popped up with 3 layers of cardstock.

The Hugs sentiment from Altenew Watercolor Dots was initially heat embossed in platinum powder directly on the card front, however it didn’t have enough contrast to read well. 

Impressive Heat Embossing and Ink Smooshing

I eventually stamped it in black ink on scrap cardstock, cut it with a circle die, and embossed a platinum stripe on the bottom of the circle to match the letters. I tied in the black sentiment with 3 Ebony Nuvo Jewel Drops & called it done.


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