It’s fun to heat emboss rubber stamps for absolutely stunning handmade cards. If you’ve never tried this technique, my Heat Embossing for Cardmakers online class has lots of tips and tricks for you. Click here to get my class at the limited time Early Bird discount amount and start making these cards today !
Or maybe you’re a long time paper crafter and heat embosser? I share step-it-up versions of each of the designs so you can see how to take them even further.
Heat embossing makes an immediate WOW card. Even simple designs like this one look like you spent hours!
I hadn’t pulled out the Beauty Abounds stamps for a little bit and wanted a repeating small image – the little butterfly was perfect! Maybe you remember this pretty watercolour design using this lovely stamp set?
Do you tend to only use your metallic embossing powders on dark cardstock? I wanted to show you how silver embossing powder on white and lighter coloured cardstock is equally as effective as on darker paper (like this one here).
Here I’ve paired the silver with crisp Whisper White, Seaside Spray and Misty Moonlight for a fresh change. And of course that gorgeous shine.
Can You Ever Have Too Much Shine?
I don’t think so! So I also wanted to show how you can use heat embossing on both images and greetings on the same project for a great card. It’s only when you get to the inside that you see the darker ink colour I added to the butterfly for contrast.
Heat Emboss Rubber Stamps
Make This Card with Jo’s Card Making Tips
1.Use a Stamparatus stamp positioner to repeatedly stamp the butterfly in perfect alignment. This is called hinge step stamping and is currently only achievable with the Stamparatus from Stampin’ Up! which you can purchase below in my online store. See how to do it in this video.
2. Add detail to the ends of the white strip with the Lovely Label Pick a Punch. There are six different ways to use this punch which makes it extremely versatile. Although I could have also cropped the end of the Misty Moonlight strip, I wanted to leave it more plain to match the rest of the card.
3. Avoid embossing powder oopses with an anti-static pouch. See more about how and why to use on of these here.
4. Choose a simple bow embellishment with two-tone bakers twine with a silver filament.
Now doesn’t that make you want to pull out your embossing supplies?
So Let’s See What You Create!
Pull out your heat tool, embossing powder and stamps and make a wonderful card like this today. Pick your favourite paper colours, embossing powder and an embellishment or two. Then stamp up a pretty card you can throw in the mail to spread a little summer sunshine. Be sure to take a picture and send it to me so I can see it too.
Here are all the supplies I used. If you live in Canada and you’d like to purchase them too, you can click on any of them here. Thank you so much for shopping with me.Let’s Heat Emboss Rubber Stamps
Get More Ideas in My Class!
One of the things that gives me a charge is to teach and share my card making techniques with you. If you’ve been following me for awhile, you’ll know I like to focus on simpler designs and techniques so you can be super successful!
And I so appreciate when you continue to support me by picking up one of my online classes like my latest Heat Embossing for Cardmakers. Every card has a different embossing application so you can mix and match this technique in your paper crafting.
With this simple yet effective design I hope I’ve inspired you to either start – or revisit – heat embossing rubber stamps for gorgeous cards!