Saturday, July 09, 2016

Heat Embossed Sunflower


Hi everyone.  Another card made with my new sunflower stencil.  I'm having lots of fun playing. :)  Check out my two earlier cards using this stencil HERE and HERE.

This time I started with a watercolour spray background I had in my stash.   I first used my anti-static bag to go over the front panel of my card.  Then I placed the stencil over top, and pressed with my Versamark pad.  Clear embossing powder was poured over top, and the image was heated until the embossing powder melted.

Love how it gives just a little more colour to the image.  Very subtle, but pretty.  I couldn't capture the shine from the embossing powder on my whole card photo above, so I'm sharing a pic below that shows some of the shine.


Tomorrow I'm going to move on from my new stencil for a little while.  I'll be sharing something completely different.  Make sure to come back and check out my latest video tutorial.  See you then!






Stamps:  Sentiment - Best Thoughts (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Mixed Media card front (Strathmore 140 lb. --- 400 Series; Black (SU!
Ink:  Watercolour sprays from liquid concentrate in yellow, orange and magenta (Dick Blick; Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Mini Joyful Sunflower stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), embossing buddy, clear embossing powder, heat tool, white embossing powder

23 comments:

Linda said...

Another beautiful card. Love how you are always trying new techniques with the same stamp set.

Colleen said...

Wow, Loll, another beauty!!

Linda said...

I'm loving this stencil .... and all of the ways you've used it. Each one looks so pretty. xx

Maxine D said...

Love the effect of the embossing through the stencil Loll - really dramatic
Blessings
Maxine

Mac Mable said...

I have enjoyed this mini series using this fabulous stencil. Another great idea today and yes it does change the colours slightly (plus point x) and the embossing certainly gives it shine. Thank you for sharing this fabulous card. Love the black card sentiment against the gorgeous colours ...works so well x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

That is one fabulous stencil Loll, and you have shown it to it's best advantage . . . not just once, but THREE times! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for us next! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Carol said...

What a beautiful effect Loll...this is gorgeous,love the colours. Carol x

Donna said...

Another beauty of a card, Loll. X

Bonnie said...

Another beautiful sunflower, my friend! It makes me happy to see you enjoying it!

nancy littrell said...

OMG...Gorgeous heat embossing with clear powder thru your stencil :-) I have not tried that technique yet.....hmmmmm! I can hardly wait to see your new video too. Loving all your sunflower stenciling Loll. TFS all your cards and your close up of this beauty. A big hug, Nancy

Betty Keefe said...

wow - love this one too - the shine is so pretty - thanks for all the inspirations for using one stencil!

Susan said...

That worked beautifully! An interesting variation on what I want to try next week with a stencil, Versamark, and Perfect Pearls! I love the subtlety you achieved (and the gorgeous summery colours).

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card Loll! The embossing really brings out the vibrant colors of your watercolored panel, I am loving the subdued part of it and the vibrant colors on the flower part. So gorgeous! You got a hit with this sunflower stencil that Bonnie sent you! Oh boy, can't wait to see what tutorial you have for us!! Hugs, Brenda

Nancy Stislow said...

How you come up with so many new and different ways to use the same stencil is just amazing! Each one is so beautifully done and SO imaginative. It's such a pleasure to see your posts, Loll!

HJ said...

Wow! Loll, another beautiful card. Your creativity is amazing! TFS

Darnell J Knauss said...

These sunflower stencil cards are all glorious, Lolly, but this one is my fave! In person, it must look like fire is shining through from the back! It's perfection!! Hugs, Dolly

Kia said...

I am flipping out with glee over this beauty Loll - it is brilliant - the shine and the colour choices make this award winning. Love and thanks so much for sharing.

Barb Ghig said...

Oooh, I love the shimmer on this beautiful sunflower with this technique! Gorgeous background, and lovely sentiment...I like how the font mimics the swirls in the petals of the flower...so clever, Loll!

shirley-bee said...

You've certainly got value out of this stencil, Loll, and so have we! We've been treated to three fabulous examples of using a stencil. Gorgeous!

Anita in France said...

A third beauty, Loll ... the subtle texture on this one is gorgeous ... so lovely to see so many delicious cards from one stencil ... used by one uber talented card maker! Hugs, Anita :)

Susanne Vargas said...

I really enjoy seeing all the different ways you find using this stencil. I should do this too, instead of using a product once, then putting it aside and moving on to the next!
Love the subtle effects of the embossing powder!

Petra Swart said...

You are so clever using your sunflower stencil in so many amazing ways, Loll!!! This is another fabulous card and it must be so beautiful IRL with the lovely shine!!!! And this time with a sentiment on black - looks wonderful!!!!
Hugz

Aileen Ryan said...

Wow absolutely love how this card turned out. Looks so cool with all that shine.