Technique Challenge 01: Heat it up

And now for this week's midweek throwdown....a technique challenge: Heat Embossing! With all this cold, snowy weather, it's time to warm things up a bit, even if we have to do it with a heat gun.

We're including this bonus Cardmaking 201 (Intermediate level) video tutorial—by GinaK, from Stamp TV. She shows very clearly how to emboss, even better than anything we could create! The sample card created in this video is just lovely, and perfect for the Easter cards we're all working on. (And it inspired the sample card below too!)



So the challenge to you:

  • Create a card using heat embossing, and make it a card with NO coloring of the image except the color of the embossing powder itself. Let that embossed image or sentiment take the stage!
  • Your card can be of any theme at all.
  • Leave a link here with Mister Linky by Tuesday night Feb 16th, and your piece will end up in our slideshow on the 17th!
  • If you have embossing tips to add, feel free to leave them in a comment on this post! 
  • Here's one sample...can't wait to see what everyone makes!

ETA: Here are all the fantastic cards made during challenge week!


    1. Wendy P
    2. Brenda
    3. Kathy R,
    5. Louise Fox
    6. Melissa R.
    7. Patricia F
    8. Kajikit
    9. Caro
    10. Amy Patterson
    11. Erica
    12. Caryl P
    13. Stephanie
    14. Linda L
    15. Seongsook Duncan
    16. Dixie

    grandmalee  – (February 12, 2010 at 2:59 PM)  

    A cheap tip for all you newbies...if you don't have an embossing pouch to rub on your paper before you stamp and emboss, you can get the same static-free effects by rubbing the paper with a used dryer sheet! You won't get all of the extra specks of embossing powder everywhere plus you're recycling! You really want to make sure & do this whenever you're using any type of metallic embossing powders, so you won't have a halo of the pigments around the image.

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