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.


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

  2. 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

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

  4. Fab the tutorial!!
    Hugs Donna xx

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

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

  7. 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

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

  9. Such a pretty background and a well done tutorial!

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

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

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

    HOC DT

  13. 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)

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

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

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


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Em xxx