Sandra Ronald, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator Gold Heat Embossed Card

So today I have stepped completely out of my comfort zone with this card.  After going to Telford Onstage Live Event all the swaps I received made me realise that I needed to try new techniques to challenge myself.

So I sat down at my crafting desk and played with some inks and gold heat embossing and this is the card I came up with.

At first I was extremely nervous to dab ink over my card in such a messy way, but the more I played the more I realised I could achieve a completely different result.  I then started to enjoy this new technique and am completely sold on it.  I love my gold heat embossing around the edges of my Whisper White card. 

The Awesomely Artistic Stamp Set is one of my absolute favourites and I feel like stroking it every day.  Do you ever feel like that about any of your crafting products?

So how did I create it you are asking.  I used a sponge dauber and rubbed Sweet Sugarplum ink (a new colour to be launched on the 1st June 2016) all over my Whisper White Card, don't go to dark though!  Then I used my Rich Razzleberry Ink and stamped on my leaf and splodge pattern using the stamps in the Awesomely Artistic Set.   Afterwards I gold heat embossed the long stamp pattern all around the border of my card.  Fab, don't you think?

I did the same technique on a smaller piece of Whisper White card and gold heat embossed the beautiful flower pattern stamp.  I am just over the moon with the way it turned out.

The dragonfly finishes my card off.  I stamped this on a separate piece of card using my two ink colours and also onto a small piece of vellum.  I then fussy cut them all out and layered them on top of each other so the wings had added lift.  Then of course, it can flutter away.  I decided not to put any sentiments on my card as I didn't feel it needed it.  I shall add a sentiment on the inside of my card when I need a special occasion card.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and Happy Crafting.

Sandra x
Independent UK Stampin' Up Demonstrator

Stampin' Up products used and showcased
Product List

Rich Razzleberry Cardstock cut at 11 1/2" x 5 3/4"  (29.3 x 14.6 cm)
Whisper White Cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"(14 cm x 14 cm)
Whisper White Cardstock cut at 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" (13.4 x 13.4 cm)

Smaller Piece in Bottom Corner
Rich Razzleberry Cardstock - cut at 3 x 3" (7.6 x 7.6 cm)
Whisper White Cardstock - cut at 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" (7.3 x 7.3 cm)

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Thank you
Sandra x

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