On week 3, day 2 of Summer Card Camp 2, Jennifer McGuire talked about heat embossing die cuts. Her technique made those cuts look wonderful and so I tried my hand at it. Still using the color combo of 2 browns, 2 purples and blue, I created this card. If Jennifer can use gold as her brown, I guess I can, too.
I don't have many dies so my image was cut with my Cricut from Stretch Your Imagination. I cut three images, gluing two together to give it more stability. I then heat embossed it several times with Ranger super fine gold embossing powder. I cut the flowers from the third image, swiped them with Dusty Concord Distress ink and Hero Arts Soft Lilac, and embossed them with sparkle powder. To show off this flower, I used my Nestibilities oval dies to cut white and blue cardstock in two sizes. This layer is popped up on the card that is stamped with a PTI Healing Touch sentiment and gold embossed. I love this technique and will be doing it again.....and again.
I'm also going to enter this in the challenge at CASology.
The homework for today is a challenge to do a style of card that is new and/or different for you. Now that has me stumped. I started making "cute" cards with my Cricut. Then I went with more sophisticated images. From there I did some rustic cards, graduating to the clean and simple style. Tell me. What's left besides Shabby Chic?. I absolutely refuse to put 3D flowers on a card. You can't mail them and that's how I send my cards - so what's the point. If you have a suggestion for a different style I can try, post it below and I'll give it a whirl.