Thursday, August 15, 2013

Heat Embossing With a Stencil

Hey there!

I want to share a fun technique with you using heat embossing and stencils. I think I first saw this on the Simon Says Stamp blog, I believe for an art journaling page. Maybe you saw it too.

Stencils are all the rage right now - especially with art journaling, but I love that all the cool ideas and techniques we're learning for art journaling can also be used on our cards!

So, here's how it works. Lay the stencil down on your panel, and using a VersaMark ink pad, pounce the pad over the stencil, then lift it up and add white embossing powder, then heat set. To add color, smoosh some Distress Inks onto your craft sheet, spritz with water then swipe your embossed panel through the ink. Love the effect!



So it's the same technique you use with stamping and embossing but with a stencil instead of a stamp - so fun!

Oh, by the way, that beautiful stencil is from Hero Arts and it's called, Large Lotus Pattern. I only used a portion of it because I had a scrap of white paper lying on my desk. (That's why my card is an odd size.)

I'm entering this into the Hero Arts, Stamp Your Story Inspiration Challenge.

We've had some amazing weather this week and it's suppose to continue over the weekend - YAY! Hope you enjoy yours! I'm so glad you stopped by - thank you! :)

39 comments:

Dotty Jo said...

You know I was considering giving this technique a go today - what a coincidence! LOVE your card, it looks brilliant, Jo x

Lynn said...

Gorgeous...I simply love the spectrum of colors distress inks create. Wow!

Dawn Turley said...

fabulous idea Barb, Your card is just amazing.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Great technique! Love the colors!

joy said...

Beautifully done, Barb! I love this stencil and the colors are gorgeous.

Laura B. said...

Holy cow, Barb! You are on fire lately with your awesome cards! This is stunning!

Virginia L. said...

Aren't you ever clever and creative! Gorgeous to the max, Barb!! Love it with the use of stencil!

fun stamping said...

Wow - I have to give this a try! Came out beautiful! Love your enamel dot on the little tag!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Barb! Beautiful pattern and I love the color combo...so pretty!

Lisa said...

What a stunning, colorful b/g! Love it! I'm gonna have to try this technique- looks fun!


Laura Jane said...

Beautiful odd sized or not!
Thanks for technique.

Pam W Merwin said...

It turned out wonderfully, Barb! Love it - I have been playing around with come stencils but not thought of this - thanks for the inspiration ;)

Mariëtte said...

I've seen the technique and wanted to give it a try some time, but now with this great example I will definetly try it very soon. It's a beauty Barb!

Deepti said...

This is soooooo pretty :) good that you shared this technique, hopefully I'll try it tooo

Cindy C. said...

You did a fabulous job on this card Barb! It's really pretty!

Sue McRae said...

Love your colourful card Barb...it makes me think of my trip to Hawaii.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wow - this turned out great, Barb! Just love the embossed stencil with the yummy background colors!! Sweet tag too!

Pat said...

This is gorgeous!!! LOVE the colors!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Oh! This is gorgeous Barb! I LOVE the colors you used with the stencil.

Sandy said...

This is so very pretty! I do appreciate you telling us how to do this. I have never heat embossed. I know I am going to have to try this!
sandy

Cat Craig said...

So pretty Barb, these colors together are amazing.

alexandra s.m. said...

such a bold and happy card Barb!
Love it!
Thank You~

Pippa67 said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card Barb. And such a beautifull colors.

sheila said...

wow Barb....I am just loving this fun, happy card! Gorg colors!

Annette Allen said...

wow wee this is STUNNING.. i love everything about it..

Dana D. said...

Wow. This card is stunning. I'm going to be doing this for sure. Thanks so much for showing this great technique.

Trinh said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Barb! Fabulous technique with the stencil.

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card, barb... love the vibrant colors!

Nat said...

thanks for sharing this technique. beautiful results Barb!! love this card :)!!!!

Isha Gupta said...

Love love love this card Barb!!! And the colors are awesome!

Eve said...

luv the color combo, too! beautiful card! :)

Greta said...

Gorgeous choice of colors for this eye-catching, beautiful card! Love it, Barb!

Brenda said...

This looks like an awesome technique to try out Barb and you showcased it off beautifully with this stunning card!

Maureen Morton said...

Oh, yay! I've missed you. Love this great idea and you explained it so clearly........had know idea you had such great instructional skills. Lovely card with great colors. Hope you are enjoying the last few weeks of summer. Hugs!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Stunning Barb!

BTW- I am loving the blog candy goodies you sent me, thanks so much!

Nancy K said...

Lots of pouncing, smooshing and swiping going on with pretty awesome results! Those colors are amazing! Love this technique, I'm definitely going to try it.

judkajudi said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!

donna mikasa said...

This is a definite must try--what gorgeous results!

Arlene said...

You've just given me an idea for anupcoming September challenge example! I LOVE your card!