My dreaded vampire hours have returned. My days are flipped night for day. The only productive thing I get done is catching up on reading. I can't do laundry as our washer and dryer are near the bedroom and hubs is a light sleeper. Ditto with my crafty space and its inherent noises (Paper cutter, heat gun...)
I have a card today to post to a few challenges. CAS Mix Up Challenge, NBUS, and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
At CAS Mix up we need to use a stencil with heat embossing. My NBUS item is the stencil Peeking Chrysanthemums from Artplorations. Simon is asking for favorite technique- for me its still the magic of heat embossing which sucked me into this hobby.
I cut a slimline card base and inked up the stencil with Hero Arts Neon pink ink heavily at the center then very lightly towards the longer petals. On the main bloom at the bottom I added versamark then lifted the stencil to heat and add sticky embossing powder through the stencil and some very fine glitter after activating the sticky powder with heat. One more light heating and it was nicely glittered. Lastly I added ink to the remaining images on the stencil but left them plain. (The embossing changed the ink color just a bit, but I like that it keeps the focus on the bottom bloom.)
After adding the sentiment, I chopped off about an inch from the top of the card. The new dimensions are 7.5 inches by 3.5 inches.
Below is a close up of the heat embossing.
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