Thursday, March 22, 2007

Heat Embossing Rules!

I love heat embossing, especially that magical moment where you can see the embossing powder melting and turning all shiny! The whole process is a WOW for me every time. SO of course I had to use heat embossing for at least some of the cards we'll be making at the Polka Dots and Petals bundle class.

In this first card the petals wheel is used with versamark ink and detail white embossing powder to create the so saffron border. The flower image is also embossed in detailed white on so saffron card stock, and outlined in rose red. The image is then layered onto pretty in pink and rose red card stock, with the layers secured with white eyelets. The image is then centered on a piece of pretty in pink designer paper. I think this color combination is somewhat unexpected when first looking at the designer paper, but it works really well. I'd love to hear what you think -- leave me a comment below!

The second card also uses detail white heat embossing with the petals wheel, this time on a certainly celery base. The two border strips were hand trimmed out of the designer paper and the flowers on the designer paper were outlined using the signo white gel pen. The trimming and outlining of the flowers were inspired by "Creativechoicedesings" on SplitCoast Stampers.

On the sentiment medallion, a piece of old olive card stock is stamped with the flower outline in white craft ink, and then the corner rounder punch is used to create the scallops. The wrought iron corner punch is used to create a frame for the designer paper. The sentiment "Happy Things" is stamped in tempting turquoise ink on certainly celery card stock.

And now that these two cards are posted, we can talk about all the stuff that's going on at Seattle Grace. I have to admit, at this point I wouldn't mind at all if both Izzie and George suffered some severe medical trauma! I mean, how many people's lives does Izzie have to ruin before she's satisfied? And I'm not giving George pass either -- he's a first class heel! The only satisfaction I have is knowing that some day Callie's father is going to make George suffer! What do you think? Is this storyline working for you? And what about the contest for the chief of staff position? Are we seriously expected to believe that the chief is going to step down? Feel free to comment below!


Jen said...

Love, love, love your use of the white gel pen to outline the flowers on the designer paper!!!

Lisa said...

I love heat embossing, too! particularly when using white ink/ep. It just makes that ink pop and look so much brighter and more opaque!

And I also agree that your outlining of the flowers on the DP with the white gel pen is pure GENIOUS! Holy cow - I NEVER woulda thunk to do that. LOL :D

We're big "Losties" and Grey's fans over here, too. Can't wait for the new season of Lost to start!