August 6, 2015

HUGE THANKS & Heat Embossed Faux Letterpress Pictorial for HOC

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Regular readers will have noticed that a major change has happened to my blog today. If you're reading this via email, please click the post title and come over to the blog to see it. The amazing makeover is thanks to the even MORE amazing Mynn Kitchen, owner of HOC and On a Stampage. It was the prize after entering her blogiversary giveaway last month. I'm amazed I won and amazed at the new look of the blog. It is SO me and was done with very little input from me. Those of you who know me well, will know that it's not often I'm speechless, but yep. Mynn did it! HUGE THANKS to Mynn for both her amazing work and inspiration!!!

So, with perfect timing after my bloggy makeover, you might recall that last Saturday I showed you this card, my DT contribution for the latest challenge over at House of Cards, where the cue is Metallic. Today I'm honored to be representing Group 2 and bringing you the pictorial for how to create the card...

You'll need Versamark ink, embossing powder (I've used Stampin' Up's Gold), an embossing folder (I've used SU's Boho Chic, a folded card blank, panel and extra for stampin' (I've used SU's Whisper White)

Open the EF and apply Versamark ink to the raised detail

Carefully lay the card panel onto the folder and press to transfer the ink

Lift the piece off and heat emboss with powder of choice

Stamp your chosen sentiment (I've used one of my favorites from SU's Me = Grateful set) in Versamark onto the spare card

Heat emboss the sentiment

Using a metallic marker (I've used one from Paper Mania), add detail to both the faux letterpress panel and the sentiment

Die cut or punch the sentiment (I've used SU's Deco Labels Framelits)

For a finishing touch color some pearls with the marker, leave to dry for a few minutes while you attach panel and sentiment to the card (I've lifted both with dimensionals)

Add colored pearls to card and you're done!

I'll be back on Sunday with my latest DT creation for 613 Avenue Create, so I hope you'll join me then.


Dotty Jo said...

Great card, Em - I love your metallics and colour combination, Jo x (HOC - DT friend)

Darnell said...

Your blog looks AMAZING, Em and so does your beautiful shiny card! I love the design and appreciate the photo tutorial!! Thank you!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Linda Simpson said...

Lovely card and thanks for the step by step.
Linda xxx

Kraftyscot (Donna) said...

Fab the tutorial!!
Hugs Donna xx

Unknown said...

Great tutorial Em and loving your new look blog. Hugs Jennifer xx

sue t. said...

I agree great bog look! I sooo need a make over too.Your card and tutorial is great! I will be trying this technique!

Mynn xx said...

Hi, Em! I was SO glad and happy to work with you, friend! LOVE LOVE LOVE this card and fabulous tutorial, too! I am totally going to have to try this! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Karon said...

Wonderful card and tutorial. TFS and love the new look of the blog!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such a pretty background and a well done tutorial!

Lena said...

Love the new look of your blog and the lovely tutorial. Thank you!
♥ Lena
Lena’s Creations

Tracy Welham said...

Your new look blog is gorgeous. Pretty card too, love the colours. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

foleysfriend said...

Lovely card; thank you for the tutorial. I'm going to try the versamark in an embossing folder technique this weekend.


Unknown said...

Fab Blog and even more fab tutorial! Loving the card. I really want to give it a try. CathyH (Bespoke Gifts and Cards on FB) xx

Monika Reeck said...

That Background EM wooooww I loveee it
and you colored it with metal pen
woooowww you are so patient
and the result FANTABULOUS
I will try your nice tutorial tomorrow
thanks for the tutorial dear EM
love your adorable card
see you soon on my Metallics card my friend
Monika (HOC Teamie)

Barbara Rankin said...

Wow, how fun is this. I love the technique and TFS. I want to give this a try myself. Hugs, Barbara HOC teamie

Lilian said...

Beautiful card! So elegant! Thanks for the tutorial!
Lilian HOC teamie
The Leaf Studio

Donna Nuce said...

Love the way your blog looks! Have a great day!