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Heat Embossing Magic

Happy Monday.

Today I am a guest designer for my friends over at the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog. This blog offers some fun challenges with great prizes. This month is embossing and and the prize is a gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp!

Here is my card, using lots of fun Lawn Fawn goodies and a fun heat embossing technique…

This is one of those looks-super-cool-in-real-life-but-doesn’t-show-well-in-a-photo techniques. I simply clear embossed the Lawn Fawn word bubbles and greetings on white cardstock and then covered them generously with Distress Ink. (The embossing will resist it.) I then did the unthinkable – I ironed. 🙂 I just put the pieces on a cloth and then put a piece of typing paper over it. I then ran an iron over it at medium heat… causing the embossing to transfer to the scrap paper. That left my stamped pieces perfectly matte and oh so yummy. (Disclaimer: Every iron is different. Please practice first. If you would like to see this technique in action, you can find it in the recent Pattern Play class.)

Oh – and I used the Hero Arts White DYE Ink on their charcoal paper with a Lawn Fawn border stamped repeatedly. I LOVE the white dye ink on darker papers. It is subtle and creates the coolest affect. LOVE…

Be sure to check out the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog for more fun.

Thanks for stopping by! (By the way, I will be back to announce a bunch of winners soon!)