Today there is a great challenge at the Paper Players Challenge Blog from Jaydee to use your heat gun and to get embossing!! I am not one to use Heat Embossing very much, I always tend to shy away from it. Lately I have been challenging myself to get the Heat Gun out and to use it more, it is a terrific tool and really adds a new dimension to cards!!!
To make my card today, I cut two pieces of Very Vanilla Cardstock at 3 1/4" x 4". I put one of the pieces through my Big Shot with my Oval Nestie and lined up the oval shape to be centred on the piece of vanilla cardstock.
Then using my Dotto, I added some removable stickiness to the back of the oval mask I had created and temporarily stuck the two original pieces of cardtsock together. Then using my En Francais background stamp, I inked it up with Marina Mist Ink and stamped on top of my mask. Then I ran my embossing buddy over the entire area I just stamped and inked up my floral image from Just Believe in Whisper White Craft Ink. The white really pops against the Vanilla. Then I sprinkled my White Embossing powder over top and heat set the powder with my heat gun. Allowing the image to cool down after I set it with the Heat Gun, I then gently removed the top mask. Using my Adhesive Remover eraser, I gently rubbed off the dotto from my main panel. Then I took a sponge and inked it with Marina Mist and gently rubbed over the image to make it stand out. Then I rubbed away the ink from my embossed image with a paper towel.
I then cut a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of cardtsock in Not Quite Navy to make the card base and cut a 4 x 5 1/4" piece of Vanilla Carstock. I used some Marina Mist Satin ribbon to add some sheen. The Not Quite Navy mat for the main image measures 3 1/2" x 4 1/4".
Head on over to the Paper Players Blog to see the wonderful samples created by the Design Team.