Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Valentine Hugs and Kisses

 Something a little different to share with you today. I saw this technique done on the Simon Says Stamp blog and thought I would give it a try. 

I die cut my hearts using Neenah 110lb cardstock then covered them with embossing powders in red, silver and white. I then laid down parchment paper over the top and very close to them heated until the powder was melting, then tapped them ever so slightly getting the movement. When you peel off the parchment some remains on it, and that is what I used to die cut the second smaller heart. In my Misti I stamped my sentiment on the rectangle die and attached using foam tape, then attached the big heart on foam tape, and the little delicate heart on foam dots and gluing it to the larger hearts. I have to say, I had a lot of fun today ... now I need to get some housework done.

Behind the scenes, I did the technique my way as I did not have available things the lady who demoed it had. I used a board under my work, and dollar store parchment paper to lay under my work and on top of the work. I cleaned up the paper before heating so no specks were laying about then did the heating with my heat gun very close to the work.

Here is a link to the video

Here is the negative left from the small die cut.
 And this is the parchment paper from the dollar store I used, a piece on the bottom and a piece over the top along with the board so I would not burn anything underneath as you are close to the work.
Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Products: Spellbinders Nested Hearts, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Wow Embossing Powders in Red, Simon Says Stamp Valentine Sentiment, Silver and White, Ranger Archival Ink Red, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, Sequins, Foam Tape.

16 comments :

Dianne Guilinger said...

really pretty!

ljcasselman said...

I saw that video, too! I'm glad to see what you did with it. thanks for sharing. It's beautiful

Mary Calzadilla said...

Wow, I am still speechless, I have never heard of this technique! I will give it a try! Thanks for sharing this gorgoes card I thought it was a marble technique you used!

Mary Marsh said...

This is really pretty Kia - thanks for sharing the link to the video

Glynis DeVerry said...

Very interesting and different. Love the video instructions.

Lindsey said...

Wow, these hearts are gorgeous! Such a beautiful card.

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

I tried mine with Reynolds Parchment Paper but it didn't work as well as yours......yours is beautiful. Same method might work with a low setting on an iron too??

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Such a cool technique!

SmilynStef said...

Fantastic design ... love those colors.

Helen Gullett said...

That is fantastic card with those heart!
I wish I have colored embossing powder.
But I might try with gold and silver :)
Thanks for the link to the video.

Brawny said...

Wow fabulous card Kia. X

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous heat-embossed hearts, Kia! The visual texture is fabulous. Thanks for sharing the video link too - I want to try it soon. :-) Hideko

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous hearts with your new technique, Kia. I would love to try it. TFS your beautiful card and the link to the video. Hugs..

Darnell said...

Nancy shared your link, Kia, and I'm so glad she did! This looks so awe-mazing and cool! Thank you! Your card is stunning!! (The photo of the leftover negative die cut looks a bit like a bloody scene from the ER, hee hee!) Hugs, Darnell

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for sharing this fun technique. It looks amazing. Love the colours you've used and what a fabulous card x

Trina P. said...

I came from Nancy’s blog to check out this cool technique and your gorgeous card. Thank you for your tips nd for sharing the link. Love it.

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