Hello! Today’s video shows ideas for adding interest to simple, monochromatic cards by creating heat embossed details. It is easy! Oh – and this post is part of a fun blog hop with giveaways.
Simple, monochromatic cards can be so very elegant. And they are even better when you can add touches of sparkle. It is hard to see the sparkle in photos, but it is very noticeable in real life.
After stamping the beautiful fairy image from the new Hero Arts August My Monthly Hero Kit with Tide Pool Ink, I added some shading with a Fantasix and the same ink. I then colored over parts of the image with a Quickie Glue Pen and sprinkled on Sparkle Embossing Powder. You can then heat set this and have sparkle embossing even in the tiniest of areas! Custom embossing – so fun.
After silver heat embossing the “hello beautiful” greeting from the Hero Arts For You Flowers Stamp set, I added a die cut circle mask over my stamping. I created an ombre effect over the bottom of the card with the Tide Pool Ink, an Ink Blending Tool (for heavier color application) and a Clarity Stencil Brush (for lighter color application).
I then stamped more of the adorable fairies from Hero Arts August My Monthly Hero Kit – once again with the Tide Pool Ink – and some leaves from the Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Plant Stamp set. I added a subtle shine to the whole card with my favorite Shimmer Spritz and added the panel to a silver cardstock notecard.
While I had my supplies out, I thought I would make another card. This time I stamped the images in black and added some quick Copic coloring. I again used a Quickie Glue Pen on certain parts of the image and sparkle heat embossed.
Using a tiny-tip glue pen is a great way to add heat embossing details anywhere you want on a card!
I just love that sparkle…
KIT & BLOG HOP
This post is part of a blog hop celebrating the new Hero Arts August My Monthly Hero Kit. This month’s kit was inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and features a forest fairy theme. I think the look is so unique! Here is the kit…
One thing I really like about Hero Arts kits is that the cost is much less than the value. It is a great deal! The kits are available for a limited time only – once they’re gone, they’re gone.
The next person on this blog hop is my favorite friend, Kathy Racoosin. She is a coloring expert, so be sure to check out her post! (If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, head to the Hero Arts blog.)
Hero Arts is giving away a Hero Arts August My Monthly Hero Kit to a lucky reader, selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 8/7/16. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted the Hero Arts blog after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated Affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.