Color Fusers Blog Hop July 2021 Hello Sunflower card made with the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set and heat embossing.  Card originally designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

Welcome to the July 2021 Color Fusers Blog Hop where I am sharing a card using heat embossing and the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set.

Color Fusers July 2021 Blog Hop Hello Sunflower card using embossing powder, and heat tool from Stampin' Up!

When I saw gold in this month’s color line up, I decided to pull out my heat tool and use gold embossing powder. Nothing reproduces the gorgeous look of heat embossing with metallic embossing powders! I chose a stamp with a lot of detail to capture the beauty of this technique.

 Color Fusers July 2021 Blog Hop Hello Sunflower card using embossing powder, and heat tool from Stampin' Up!

Gold Foil was the perfect choice to pair with the gold heat embossing, and with Basic Black thrown in the mix, I added black accents with a Basic Black layer, and a Basic Black greeting. I embossed the greeting in white embossing powder. I love how the white pops! This sentiment is from the Biggest Wish stamp set, and this Hello is one of my favorites from the Annual Catalog!

How to Heat Emboss

Heat embossing is a WOW!, but is quite easy. You do need a Heat Tool, and special ink for the technique, as well as embossing powder. Stampin’ Up! offers 6 different choices.

Once you have tried this technique, you will love it! The tools are definitely worth the investment!

To create this project:

  • Cut a Petal Pink card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and score at 4 1/4″
  • Cut a Basic Black layer 4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Cut a Gold Foil layer 3 7/8″ x 5 1/2″
  • Cut a Basic White layer 3 3/4″ x 4 7/8″

Stamp the sunflowers randomly on the Basic White layer in VersaMark ink. Heat emboss with gold embossing powder. Using a Blending Brush, add Petal Pink ink to the white layer as desired. Die cut the end of the gold and Basic Black layers with the ric-rak die from the Basic Borders die set. Adhere both layers together, and add to white layer. Tie gold cord around layer, and adhere to card base. Stamp sentiment in VersaMark ink on a scrap of Basic Black cardstock, and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Adhere to card front. Embellish as desired with gems.

Thanks for stopping by today to see the Color Fusers July 2021 Blog Hop Hello Sunflower card. I hope you hop along to see the rest of this month’s creations.

Hop along to see the beautiful project created by Brenda Nelson

Or go back to see Melissa’s cool project