Personally, I don't do a whole lot of heat embossing on my everyday cards. However, when it comes to holiday cards, I love to pull out my metallic and glitter powders! For this card, I gold heat embossed all of the poinsettias from my Candle Light Poinsettia 6x6 stamp set onto a red stitched rectangle slimline panel. The candle and poinsettia centerpiece was colored in with my copic markers and die cut from their coordinating dies. The markers I used for the poinsettias were (R59, R29, R17). The markers I used for the greenery were (G29, G16, G14). The markers I used for the candles were (E13, E11, E00) To help the candles stand out against the busy background, I layered them on top of a vellum oval. The sentiment was gold heat embossed onto the oval. The card was finished off with a dark green matte and a scattering of gold confetti sequins.
Often times, when I love a card design, I remake it in a different color scheme! Just by changing the red and gold embossing to blue and white embossing, I was able to change the style from a more traditional elegant look, to a beautiful icy wintery look! Instead of coloring in the poinsettias for this card, I just white heat embossed them on vellum! To keep my candles white, I opted to silver heat emboss them on white cardstock. I added some shading to them using my C gray markers (C4, C2, C1) For this card, I embellished the panel and poinsettias with pearls.
For my final poinsettia background, I stamped the flowers onto a kraft panel with black ink. I clear heat embossed them, so I could color all of the flowers in with my copic markers. I used the same red and green markers that I used on card one. Instead of a vellum oval, I went with a simple vellum strip across the whole card. I added two skinny gold glitter strips to the top and bottom of the vellum strip. I cut the Joy To The World world die three times from white card stock and once from gold foil cardstock. I adhered them all together to create a dimensional word die and glued it to the center of my card. This card was finished off with a gold glitter matte and a scattering of gold confetti sequins.
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This blog post is a submission for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything goes