I am LOVING adding heat emboss rubber stamped images in cardmaking!
- Gorgeously simple results that don’t look like they are!
- Quick cardmaking with eye-catching texture and shine.
- I get to rev up a fun tool! 😜
Now I don’t normally pat myself on the back too hard, but I was so happy with how this card turned out! I’m not sure what surprised me the most when I was done.
- How the mix of Just Jade green and crisp Whisper White worked so well?
- Its upscale classiness with the shiny gold embossed sentiment and trim?
- My happy-accident gold trim element? 🤗
- The adorable cuteness of the little stitched banner label?
Maybe it’s just how it all marries together for a sort-of elegant greeting! A girl or guy would both love to see it arrive in their mailbox I think!
Versatility is Key!
Just like you I have a budget when I am perusing a new catalogue. So I try to pick stamp sets and dies I will get lots of use from. This Forever Fern bundle was way up on the top of my list this year.
I mean, what’s not to love about lots of leaves and beautiful script fonts? Words for lots of different occasions? I made this card too which showcases how elegant it can be for a wedding. Did you see it?
I know I can use it for lots of different seasons, not just for summer greetings. And it’s not too trendy so it will be in my stamp stash for a long time.
Those are some of the criteria I use when I’m whittling down my -looooong- wish list. Now let’s talk about how I made this one.
Heat Emboss Rubber Stamped Images in Cardmaking
In fact, I pulled together almost the whole cast of characters from the Forever Greenery suite to make my card! Stamps, dies, embossing folder, trim. Working with items already coordinated for me makes it go way quicker!
I first embossed the bottom of my Just Jade panel by running it through the Greenery embossing folder. And rather than have the entire folder on the bottom of the card, I only inserted my cardstock about 2/3’s of the way in since I didn’t want it to extend too high up. This is easy to do with the new mini embossing folders!
Then I used my Stamparatus stamp positioner to add my words. It helped me get my words exactly straight with my Versamark pad. A quick sprinkle with gold embossing powder and a shot with my heat tool and I had a lovely shiny greeting.
Next I cropped the stitched banner from the Tasteful Labels dies (see them all here) in Thick Whisper White. And one of the small sprigs was next, this time in Just Jade to match the card panel.
Here’s the Happy Accident Part!
Then came the trickiest part! I knew I wanted a ribbon type embellishment of some kind. So I pulled out the gold trim from the Forever Greenery combo pack since it wasn’t too big. I wrapped it around the left of the banner from top to bottom and tried to tie it in a knot at the bottom. I wanted to have the ends hang free but I didn’t like how they stuck out and frayed with this trim. While I have used it like this on other cards, I thought it looked to messy for this one.
So I pulled it off and then couldn’t untie the knot! 😣 So rather than waste it, I wrapped it twice around the top instead – and it fit perfectly! Whew!!
But those frayed ends still bugged me – so I knotted them further down just like you do when you’re hand sewing with a needle and thread. I spread out the two left edges on the banner…and then I was happy with it!
The banner is elevated with Stampin’ Dimensionals and that’s it for the card!
And if you want to get super duper fancy, add some of the Just Jade designer series paper to the back flap of a Whisper White envelope!
Make It At Home!
Here’s the supply list for this card.If there’s anything you’d like to add to your own craft room supplies, just click on the image and you’ll go to my online store. Thanks!Heat Emboss Rubber Stamped Images in Cardmaking
I Read Every One of Them!
I hope you got a teensy shot of inspiration from my design today. If you did, I would love it if you commented below! I read every one of your thoughts and am so grateful to have you as part of my crafting community.
And if you’re loving these heat embossed handmade cards I’ve been sharing all week, you may find my Heat Embossing for Cardmakers Online Class to be right up your alley! It’s full of tips and tricks and simple AND stepped up versions of fabulous cards like todays. Get more details here.
Here’s a final peek.
Now, get yourself into your own craft space and heat emboss rubber stamped images in cardmaking today!