I picked up the Wow! Embossing The Ferry Man Trio at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo and guys, these colors are fantastic! Join me to create an embossed chipboard heart to adorn this clean and simple card.
YouTube Tutorial | WOW! Embossed Chipboard Heart
I learned this technique from Marion Emberson at Creativation 2019. It’s been a few months and I think I forgot an important step, but I got there in the end. Watch the video here on in HD on Youtube.
Create Your Chipboard Element
I used Ellen Hutson Folk Heart Die Set to cut a piece of packaging that was roughly the same thickness as a chipboard piece. Use a metal shim, if you have one, to ensure you get a clean cut.
Now, I’m not a hearts kind of person, but there’s something about these asymmetrical heart dies that were calling to me!!
First, don’t be shy with your embossing powder. There’s no point in scooping it on, just go ahead and pour it straight from the container. You’ll need a thick coat to get that enamel look.
Use a scrap of parchment paper to cover the embossing powder. This will keep the heat tool from blowing the powder around your desk.
Pre-heat your tool, keep it moving, and don’t overheat the powder, or it will turn white. If it does turn white (like mine did in the video) add more powder and reheat.
Use a palette knife to release it from the surface and set it aside until it’s completely cool. Lastly, pick off any crunchy edges with your fingers. It’s weirdly satisfying.
This totally awesome embossed heart carries the card and is the star of the show. Therefore, I wanted my sentiments to compliment the heart without overtaking it.
I wrapped You Are, from Ellen Hutson Mondo Sakura Stamp Set, around the top of the heart. Next, I die cut wonderful from Mondo Sakura Die Set and glued that to the center. Lastly, I stamped “and that is all” from Totally Random Sayings Vol 3 on the bottom right.
I wanted the placement of the sentiments to read from left to right and I accentuated the flow with small Ebony Nuvo Crystal Drops.
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That’s a wrap, guys! I hope you enjoyed this card and my mishaps in the video too! If you try Marion’s technique tag her @sugarandspice and me @notableink on Instagram. I’d love to see what you’re creating! I’ll see you soon with more inspiration!
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