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Shaded Spruce Card

I love a card that has an embossed pattern or design on it so today I want to show you a card I made, using an embossing technique. This card is pretty straight forward to make but the embossing of the floral design and sentiment just adds a little extra to the card front.

To make this card

Take your card base and score at 4 1/4″ on the long side, then fold in half, burnishing it with your bone folder to give it a good crease. Adhere the designer series paper to one of the Basic white card stock pieces. Adhere to the card front and set aside for now.

On the smaller piece of Soft Succulent card stock, stamp your image in the centre with Versamark ink. Cover the image with the white embossing powder and then tap the back of the card stock a few times to shake off the excess powder. DON’T rush or try to do too much at a time as that causes mistakes or powder smudges.

Tip: Use a small brush to brush away any remaining little flecks that cling before heating.

Using the heat tool, heat up the image until the powder melts. This only takes a few seconds and you will see how it becomes shiny as the powder melts. Be careful not to burn your fingers as it can get very hot. Once the image is done, then stamp your greeting and repeat the heat embossing step.

Once that is completed, adhere the card stock to the small basic white piece, making sure to centre for an even border of white. Now you have the option of adhering directly to the card front or adding dimensional’s to the back for it to pop up a bit. I chose to add dimentional’s as I like how it pops up.

For the inside of my card, I stamped my greeting from the Cottage Rose stamp set. I also stamped the smaller floral image from the Shaded Summer stamp in the bottom corner then adhered it to the inside of the card.

Of course, I also used the same stamp on the envelope. I love how it just adds a little bit more interest.

To complete the card, I added white mat dots to the front of the card and a little bit of ribbon tied in a bow which was adhered with a small glue dot.

Sadly the picture doesn’t show how pretty the embossed image looks. Both the sentiment and the floral image have a lovely sheen to it when it catches the light.

If you haven’t tried embossing images and greetings I highly recommend it. It will definately take your cards/projects to the next level.

In order to make this card, you will need the following tools; Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink and a heat tool. Stampin’ Up! carries two different packages of Embossing Powders and a little goes a long way. The basic package (item #155554) includes White, Black and Clear powders and the Metallic package(item # 155555) includes Copper, Gold & Silver. You will also need the heat tool to melt the powder and the Versamark Ink Pad. To see more details, just click on the picture below to take you to my online store. When shopping, please use my current Host Code 39XW4GBF and you will receive a free gift and thank you card from me in appreciation.

Supplies used

Soft Succulent card stock

  • 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • 3″ x 3 1/2″

Basic White card stock

  • 5 1/4″ x 4″ (cut 2)
  • 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″

2021-2023 In-Color designer series paper

  • 5″ x 3 3/4″

White Embossing Powder with heat tool

Shaded Summer stamp set

Classic mat dots

Soft succulent ribbon

Versamark Ink pad

Soft Succulent Ink Pad

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