Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by. Today, I'm sharing the card we made at my team meeting last night. Every month, my Shut Up & Stamp team meets to go over current happenings, business discussions for those of us running a business, we listen to one another's struggles both professional and personal and most of all we have fun. Of course, a meeting wouldn't be a meeting without stamping! I would love to have you join us; and there's never been a better time. Details can be found here; but feel free to reach out if you have questions.
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I thought this card would be perfect for our make & take. I pulled out an old technique, debossing, to really make this one fun.
You may notice that the three hearts look like they're inset into the basic black...they're not! That's part of the magic of the debossing technique.
To create this card, I started with a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and folded it in half. Next, I took a piece of Basic Black and cut it to 5 1/4" x 4". Using the new Heart Punch Pack, I used the scalloped edge heart punch and cut out three hearts, one each in Flirty Flamingo, Real Red and Melon Mambo. These are then adhered to the basic black using Snail adhesive. Once the hearts are attached, I trimmed the edges off the two hearts that hung over the edges before placing the cardstock into the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder. The key here, is to ensure that you're putting the cardstock in the right way to get the DEBOSSED result. If you're looking at the embossing folder, you'll notice there is a line on one side. I use that line to ensure the cardstock is straight; but I also consider this the front and in this case, you want the side with the hearts to be facing the back of this folder (away from the line).
Next, I took a length of the 3/8" Double Stitched Satin Ribbon in Real Red and tied a bow before adhering the ends around the back of the now debossed layer. This entire thing is then placed on the whisper white using snail. On a scrap on basic black, I stamped the sentiment using Versamark Ink and sprinkled White Heat Embossing Powder over it. Using the Heat tool on high, I set the powder and then used the Painted Labels dies to cut it out. The word "Heart" is then coloured using the Melon Mambo watercolour pencil to add a pop of coordinating colour. Black Stampin' Dimensionals then pop this off the front of the card before adding two faceted gems from the new From My Heart Faceted Gems.
This card comes together so quickly and definitely has the WOW factor your recipients will love. If you would like to order any of the items used here today, you can do so through my online store at www.inkspireme.com/shop