January Technique Challenge with 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

january technique

It is time for a new card challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  This week we are having a Technique Challenge where we are focusing on heat embossing.

ek gorman, 52cct january technique aI pulled out a large wreath stamp from Simon Says Stamps and stamped it with VersaMark ink onto some watercolor paper.

ek gorman, 52cct january technique dThen, using some antique gold embossing powder, I heat embossed the images.  I pulled out my dusty Tombows and gently colored in the images.  I die cut out the outer and in ring of the wreath and set it aside.

ek gorman, 52cct january technique bFor fun, I dry embossed a bit of red cardstock and adhered the wreath to the card with some 3 dimensional tape.  I couldn’t find any gold paper to match my wreath, so I just heat embossed the same antique gold embossing powder onto some cardstock and added it to the side of the A2 card.

ek gorman, 52cct january technique cFinally, I heat embossed a sentiment onto some cardstock and adhered it to the card frame.  I also added a simple bow, because the wreath needed just a little something more.

I can’t wait to see how you play with this week’s challenge.  Until then, Happy Crafting.



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