Friday, April 3, 2015

Stampin' Up! Good Friday Blessed by God Heat Emboss Tutorial

Hi Stamping Friends!!

I've been behind the 8 ball when it comes to Easter stamping this year. But I am super excited with the cards I did create. 

Have any of you ever attended an Easter sunrise service? When I was in elementary school, I went with my uncle to a sunrise service on Mt. Rubidoux in Riverside, CA. I have no idea what time we had to wake up, but I know it was early!! It was so dark climbing the trail to the top of the hill, that they had Boy Scouts stationed at certain locations with flashlights to help you see. Even though it was well over 30 years ago, I still remember how beautiful it was to watch the sun rise that morning while celebrating the resurrection of my Savior. How marvelous! How wonderful! 

That was my inspiration for this card.

Stamps: Blessed by God (cross), Kinda Eclectic (sun), Indescribable Gift (sentiment), Sheltering Tree (grass)
Paper: Always Artichoke, Brushed Gold, Perfect Plum, Sahara Sand, Best Year Ever DSP (SAB)
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Beautiful Wings Embosslit (butterflies), Gold Ribbon, Itty Bitty Punch, Pearl Jewels

You know how the sky is a dark purple color before the sun rises? And then as it continues to get higher in the sky, the sky lightens to a lighter lavender before becoming blue. To make my sky a little darker around the edges, I sponged some Elegant Eggplant ink around the edges of my Perfect Plum card stock. I really like the effect.

I created the "hills" by tearing paper and then sponging the edges.

Some of you have asked about heat embossing. I took a few pictures while I was creating this card. I hope it explains the process, which is fairly simple and adds beautiful dimension to your cards.

Supplies needed for heat embossing:
Heat Tool
Versamark Ink 
Embossing Powder
Embossing Buddy (optional)
Rubber Stamp

Gently tamp your Embossing Buddy onto your cardstock. The Embossing Buddy helps cut down on static electricity. You only want the embossing powder to stick to your stamped image and not have little extras clinging to your cardstock in various places. The Embossing Buddy is a light colored "powder" that does show up on dark cardstock but can be easily brushed off after you are finished.

Ink up your stamp image with clear Versamark Ink and stamp onto your cardstock. 

While the ink is still wet, liberally sprinkle your embossing powder over your image, covering it completely. 

Remove any extra embossing powder and put it back in the container.

Heat up your image with your heat tool, being careful not to burn your fingers. Use a tweezer to hold your cardstock if necessary. 

Continue heating your image until all the embossing powder is melted. It should look shiny.

And that's it!! Super easy! Now you go ahead and EMBOSS SOMETHING!!

Tomorrow I will share how to make some cute, glittery bunny Peeps. So I hope to see you again!

Before you go, here is a Good Friday verse I want to share with you:

We are healed!! AMEN!!

Thanks for stopping by!

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