I thought I already had a valentine for my sweetheart, but when I designed my January camp projects, I couldn’t resist using the same “brushed embossing” technique on this card:
I love this sentiment from Sure Do Love You, but stampers had the option of using the distressed, solid heart stamp for the center (stamped in Cherry Cobbler) if they wished. That version was equally beautiful, I think.
The key to this brushed embossing — VersaMark applied with a Stampin’ Sponge — is to use a very, very light hand so that it hits primarily the high spots of the embossed card stock. If, after applying the embossing powder, you see you have too much, just brush off the excess powder (before heating it, of course!). It’s a technique worth perfecting!
Here’s how to make this card:
- At Big Shot with standard platform, emboss 4″ x 5¼” Soft Suede panel with Sweetheart folder.
- Using a very light hand and back-and-forth brushing motion, apply a bit of VersaMark ink to the raised portions of the embossed panel. Immediately heat emboss with Copper powder. Flat adhere to Thick Very Vanilla card base.
- On 2¾” x 3⅝” Crumb Cake panel, stamp Open Heart in VersaMark ink; immediately heat emboss with Copper powder.
- On Very Vanilla scrap, stamp Valentine Verse in Cherry Cobbler ink. (Alternately, use Solid Heart.) At Big Shot with Magnetic Platform, cut out image. Adhere to Crumb Cake panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Adhere Crumb Cake panel to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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