Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit Blog Hop!

Hi everyone!

I'm popping by today as part of the Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit Blog Hop!



This month's kit is called Winter Twinkle and I love that it revolves around the theme of heat embossing! Heat embossing was actually part of my very first experience with stamping when my mom and I heat embossed the thank you cards we made for my wedding over 15 years ago!

For today's card I decided to take the heat embossing technique and do two different things with it. First, I simply die cut a bunch of circles and heat embossed them with a couple of layers of the embossing powder. Be sure to let it cool off before you press your embossing ink over it the second time or you could ruin your ink pad. (I may speak from experience). ;) Secondly, I heat embossed the largest circle with 3-4 layers of embossing powder and while the powder was still hot I pressed one of the stamps inked with embossing ink into it for about 10 seconds to create a faux wax seal. If you try this and it doesn't work the first time, just add another layer of powder and heat and it should all melt evenly again before you press you stamp in again. :)



In case you're interested, here are a few other blog posted where I share cards with interesting heat embossed techniques:

In THIS post I share a card where I heat embossed with glitter.

HERE is another card where I used the faux seal technique...and ANOTHER one.

THIS card shows more heat embossed shapes and a multi-colored heat embossed background.

HERE I clear embossed stamped letters on patterned paper and cut them out.


Supplies:



Here is the full list of blog hop participants:

Lucy Abrams
Sarah Moerman - YOU ARE HERE!

Before you go, I want to mention that Simon Says Stamp is giving away a Simon Says Stamp grab bag loaded with fun products at EVERY stop on the hop! All you have to do is leave a comment by 6 pm EST on Saturday, November 29. Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp Blog Sunday, November 30th.



This is your final stop on the blog hop!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Sarah

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DebbyH said...

The faux wax seal is amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

Marilyn said...

I will definitely be using that seal technique, thanks for sharing.

Ruby N said...

beautiful!

Lenora Clark said...

What an awesome technique! Faux seals! Love it!

Kit said...

Lovely card. I like the seal technique.

momo-hime said...

so fun that you used different embossing techniques!

the primitive country bug said...

Another fabulous card with this fun kit. Love the wax seal! So clever!!

Barbra said...

Love all of your embossing on this card. It is super dimensional!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful. Will have to give this a try.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

christine B said...

You did so many wonderful cards!!

Sheila H said...

Awesome - the embossing rocks!

clschaan said...

Beautiful card!

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful card...thanks for all the links to the different techniques.

Lori B said...

Love your cards! SSS always packs their kit boxes full of fun goodies!

Viktoriya said...

beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kimberly Russell said...

nice layout!

Little Miss Cutie said...

simple yet stunning,love the stamping

Dima said...

Super cool kit, and awesome card, as well! Thanks for a chance at this giveaway! I have a question, the other day I was embossing using Ranger's white embossing powder on Bazzill cardstock, and when I was done a part of the embossing powder disappeared, and only the colour left by the Versamark was left! Would that be because I over heated it?

vinita jain said...

Your faux seal technique is looking great, an awesome creation!

Jennifer Greer said...

Love the techniques! Thanks.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

The variety of cards withthis kit blog hop are so beautiful!

Bridget Downey said...

Great technique! Thanks so much for sharing!

Beau DeLeon said...

Your card is a lot of fun so thank you for sharing. I love the nice clean lines on your card. It's whimsical but elegant so thanks :)

Khris Marlin said...

Love the seal! Thanks so much for sharing this!

LauraBean said...

What a cool technique!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card!!

Valerie Wood said...

Thanks for sharing! Can't wIt to play with this kit!

sueincanada said...

Great card. Love your technique.

Brenda in IN said...

Great card. I love the seal you made and so easy!

Tasha Freeman said...

I have to try the fake seal thing! Awesome!

Brenda Gordon said...

Love the card and the kit! Cannot wait for it to arrive.

Kristie Goulet said...

Very cool seal!!!

Dee Tollaksen said...

Great suggestion!

Jackie Parkins said...

That's a beautiful card and I love the faux seal technique.

BunnyD said...

Gorgeous card! Very elegant. Love the seal technique.

Scrapthat said...

So beautiful! I love this technique, and that's for the links to all your past embossing techniques I loved the multi color one!! TFS
Dolly

Tami B. said...

This is so neat. I really wish I could see this one in person.

Debbie Lou said...

What beautiful glitter circles and the seal is like, WOW!

Anonymous said...

Awesome technique. Beautiful card!!!
Laurie B

terrie said...

I like the style of your card and the embossed circles turned out awesome.
Well done

Missus Wookie said...

Such fun to see the graphic design of this card - thanks for sharing.

*Vicki* said...

I love this embossing technique!! You've done a super job with the kit!! :) Thanks for sharing!

SweetyK said...

I really, really like the simplicity of this card. It will work so well for a male as well. Thanks for sharing your techniques.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Very cool faux seal! Great card!

Anja Curvers said...

WoW another great card the possibilities with this awseome cardkit are engles. Great card thanks for sharing.

CONNIE BROOKS said...

I dont know how you thought of faux seals using your EP, but I'm glad you did! I'm going to give this a try on my next card. I cant wait for my kit to arrive...I'm so excited.

barbara said...

nicely done!

chera said...

fabulous!! That technique has been on my "to do" list!!!! Thanks for the inspiration to get er done!

sharon williams said...

I love the technique, thanks.

Eileen Lucas said...

The faux was seal is great. Love seeing the various techniques you showed with your cards.

Cheryl S. said...

Thanks for sharing all your techniques - even us "not so new" stampers need to review or learn new techniques!

Eva said...

Such a beautiful card and the idea to create a faux wax seal is great. Probably, I would be afraid to ruin my stamp on this way.

Thordis said...

Wow! Your card is amazing! Love it :)

Yvonne Morentin said...

wow, this is great

Teresa Kannenberg said...

What a great blog hop this was! Great cards!

George, Joanne, Kayla & Kelsey Hsing said...

Gorgeous card!

katpooh said...

Love the idea of the faux wax seal!

Juan Martinez said...

Love the card. Ok maybe im hungry but the yellow embossed cirlces look like creme brulee. But very good card.

snowshoemom said...

great new idea with the seal

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a cute card. Love the technique where you heat embossed the surface and press the stamp into it.

Joanna Harty said...

Super cool with the seal, I must try it out!

Kimberly Rendino said...

Very cool! I totally need to try this!

Sue McRae said...

Very cool card design.

worrywort said...

Very unusual. I like it!

Beth H. said...

So cool! I can't wait to try these techniques!

Nancy Fletcher said...

Great card!

Theola Li said...

What a cool technique to make a faux seal! Thanks for the idea!

Katy said...

One of the coolest techniques I've seen! Great card!

OneCraftin'Mommy said...

Awesome technique!

Renee M said...

Very cool! I had forgotten about being able to make faux seals. Thanks for sharing!

Beastybunny said...

Fabulous card. Love the stamped embossing medallion!

Carmie said...

Love this technique....thanks for sharing.!

Sheila_G said...

Beautiful card.

Marty said...

Very cool technique!

jenna said...

Wow are you talented!

Megan said...

I like that you used a different sentiment from the stamp set than the other hoppers :)

Barb said...

Love your fun design, Sarah! All those embossed circles look so cool!

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful card and thanks for the tips

4Ucards said...

I an so impressed with the your embossing. That seal is lovely.

amesari88 said...

Your card is truly beautiful! This is the first time I see the faux wak seal trick...love it!

Linda McSweeney said...

Your faux wax seal is a brand new technique for me, can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing.

Carol Perry said...

Love the idea of using the faux wax seal Sarah and your embossed circles just add the right touch. Thanks for sharing.

Jannette Davis said...

I can't wait to try this faux wax idea on my next card.

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous...love the impression of the sentiment.

Carol Doggett said...

Gorgeous card! TFS!

Michele Clay said...

Golly, how I love your extra layers of embossing, Sarah! And pressing your circle stamp into those yummy layers created a gorgeous embellishment! I've got to try this! Love this SSS December Card Kit, too! Thanks!

CraftyPaws said...

Love all the embossing techniques, esp. that faux seal! WOW tfs hugs, Kristina

Candice Lin said...

I got out of embossing for past couple of years, but lately with all the ideas and designs I have started using my embossing powders again and have been reminded how much I love it. And same with vellum paper on projects. This card kit is truly one of my favorites.

Tamara D said...

Very nice card!

Fay Salkus said...

Love the embossed circles. They look like gold coins.

m.tabori said...

very contemporary card, like how used the embossing powder. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa F said...

LOVE your faux wax seal detailing on your fabulous card!

Mildred Mildew said...

Another great card using the Dec. Card Kit. Thanks for the inspiration Sarah!

Marie said...

Love the technique you explained. When I first saw your card, I immediately thought, that is cool, how did she do that! I'm going to have to try it myself!

Joan Smith said...

OMG Your card is so outstandingly stunning I love how you used the dies along with your heat embossing what a Fab & Fun card definitely a card that denotes how special the person is who is receiving it. YOU ROCK!!

Maggie said...

Love this! The colours are amazing.

Dafne Guasch said...

Love this card! I love the modern and architectural look in it! Thanks for sharing!

Liz Lumsden said...

Pretty, pretty! I love this technique.

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous card Sarah.

Teresa'sHandCrafted Items said...

Awesome card and techniques, TFS

Kelli W said...

Fun idea with the seal! The circles look super cute

Janie said...

Pretty card. Fun technique.

Linn said...

Nice card. I will be trying that seal technique. That's

Deb Elliott said...

Wow, never seen that double embossing done. I love it...thanks so much for sharing it

Beth L. said...

Your card is beautiful! Thanks for the links to the other cards too. Lots of inspiration.

Siobhann Bakke said...

Always fabulous learning new techniques - new to me anyway!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love The card and technique.

Karen said...

Clever, and beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and fun seal technique!
Kirsten B in MN

sumo said...

Cool technique! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

What a cool technique!! I can't wait to give that a try! TFS

Purvi said...

like this simple but elegant card.

Gunsan said...

Love the faux metal detail, I don't do this nearly enough. Thanks for the inspiration!

Teresa said...

The seal is a cool technique. Thank you for a chance to win.

Angie Anny said...

Wow!!! I am so impressed with that embossed faux seal!!!! I have to try ot some day!!! So creative!!!

Thanks
Ang

theCook said...

Love your faux seal wax!

Rachael Brown said...

Gorgeous! I like the different angles on you card!

Sharon said...

Your faux wax seal came out great! I haven't done this technique in quite some time so thanks for posting and reminding us there are many ways to embellish a card with things at hand, instead of buying them.

Andreea DiyCraftyScraps said...

By the photo of your blog header, I can see you like embossing powders:) I love your project, great layout and color combo! Thanks for sharing!

Lee-Anne said...

Love the faux wax seal on your gorgeous design, Sarah! Thanks so much!

J L said...

Wow, so many things you can do with heat embossing. Thanks for sharing your card. I have always loved that layout :)

Kelly Horrocks said...

Great card, thanks for sharing.

joy said...

Great idea to use a stamp as a seal, Sarah! I love your embossed circles, too.

Anonymous said...

I love this card! I love to see what you are making.

Glenda Demorest
glendademorest@hotmail.com

nancy said...

Love the seal you made! Great card!

Robyn said...

Great technique!

Jan Gonzales said...

Love it, love it - great card! I'd forgotten about the faux-seal technique. Thanks for the reminder and for sharing.

Victoria H. said...

Beautiful card and fabulous techniques!

Ann Kulseth said...

I really like the angled panels - lovely card, Sarah!

Debra said...

Love how you use the products. Beautiful card. Thank you for the inspiration.

BMG said...

Great use of the products, Nice Card. Thanks for sharing.

Lynne said...

Such a great hop. I can't wait for my kitto come. I love the faux seal technique, it's one I have'nt used in awhile, but think that I will be using it again soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

Janis PauseDreamEnjoy said...

Nice design!

Rachel B. said...

Very pretty!

N Patricia Castillo said...

Love the bold and graphic feel to your card...great job!

Karen Howard said...

Loved the technique and your card.

Natalie Erickson said...

I love the card you made! I really want to try the letter press or stamp press technique but I haven't yet so hopefully soon! Thanks!

Tonya said...

Pretty!

Veronica said...

Love your card and the way you did your wax seal.

Patty said...

Awesome card with many awesome ideas!! Love the faux wax seal...would have never thought of that in a lifetime..very cool!!

Katie Kinde said...

Lovely card

Parker said...

Lovely & Shiny is this Sparkle & Shine card made using the card kit. It's good to know that Simon Says has its own line of embossing powders.

Heather Maria said...

Gorgeous card, Sarah! Wonderful design and your faux wax seal looks fab! Sorry to hear about your ink pad:(

Quiche said...

I like how you created that faux seal!

Dawn said...

Very unique, love this!

mtscrapgal said...

Very dramatic card, Sarah. Love the look of a seal. Haven't tried that yet but I like the idea. Tks.

Doudou said...

Beautiful card!!! Lovely idea

Casey-Diane said...

I love the look of the wax sealing. Very creative.

Brithzi said...

Lovely card. Faux wax seal-genius idea!!! Love it! Thanks for the tip. I have learned something new on each blog stop.

Stacey said...

I love this wax seal look! Really clever!

Joyce N. said...

I love the Faux seal technique. What an amazing idea. Thank you

Mary Borg said...

Love your unique and clever ideas. Beautiful card

Irene Grau said...

I really need to try that faux metal emboss trick. For some reason I feel really intimidated by that. But I see others do it all the time and it looks so good!

Barbara Adams said...

Love the stamping in embossed circle! Thanks for the technique,

Linda T said...

What a sweet card. Just love it. I will definitely be trying that Faux seal technique. Just love it. Thank you for sharing you're great ideas.

barbara macaskill said...

GORGEOUS!! I have been heat embossing for over 20 years now and have never tried the faux wax seal. After seeing this I think it is time that I give it a go!! Thanks for the inspiration and sharing your card with me!!

Sabrina said...

What a lovely card!!

Lorell said...

Cool idea to create a faux wax seal look...and the rest of your card has a fun retro feel...so cool! I really need to start doing my own heat embossing...;)

Amante del Papel said...

Fabulous card,with an amazing ideas!!!

Tammy Mohr said...

Beautiful card. That faux wax seal is so pretty. I have to try that. I hope you make a video of that technique.

Susanne W said...

Thanks for the inspiration, I will definitely try this!

TiaKeas said...

Beautiful cards..Thank-you!

Pat Kinkaid said...

I love the way you stamped into the wet embossing to make it look like a seal! Very clever.

Anouk said...

beautiful cards, love the way you used the butterfly

MyLittleBlueDog said...

Love it.

Amy C. said...

Very cool card design! This looks like an awesome new kit!

Holly Saveur said...

Great layout of the card!

Helen Kalb said...

I just love that slate cardstock - great card!

Jan and Dawn said...

Lovely card!

Smita Satish said...

So unique...all inspired..kit is awesome

karen said...

Sarah~ ooooh! What an awesome look the faux seal gives to your card! Love it : ) Thanks for sharing the info on the different techniques you've done and the chance to win such a fab prize!

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

I love the faux seal technique! It's so cool!

Lucinde said...

Love the embossed circles :)

Barbara said...

Awesome card. Love the faux seal design idea. Thanks for sharing.

Jacqueline Stephens said...

I just placed an order for the stamp kits. Can't wait to start receiving them.

CathyL said...

This is a great card!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love playing with EP. Thank you for another fun way to use it.

Dee dee said...

Great cards. Love the butterfly!

karennarelle said...

I love that angle on the card. Makes it interesting

Rufred said...

The faux seals really POP!!

windinstarsranch said...

This technique is great. Like the usefulness of it. thanks for the idea.

Colleen Balija said...

That was a unique card, and I like the ways you used the embosser. I need to see more examples like this so I become more experienced in embossing. Thanks!

Patt H. said...

Wonderful card! I love the faux seal look. Very clever!!!

Vikki Hein said...

don't tell but this is my favorite card - love the CAS design & look~

stamper101 said...

beautiful embossing technique - awesome card!

maureen said...

very different card from the others.l thank you

Anonymous said...

This is a cool card thank you for sharing.

jeanine said...

Love the faux wax seal, great card!

Porcupine said...

Awesome card! A very unique look. I'm definitely going to try that wax seal technique. Thanks for sharing.

Rhandi DeMars said...

Great card!! The wax seal is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Jo Ann D. said...

The faux seal is gorgeous and really makes the card pop!

Julie S. said...

Great idea, love the 'seal'. Embossing is so much fun!

adele holcomb said...

I'd forgotten all about the faux seal technique, which I've used and like. Yours came out great -- thanks for the reminder!

sotama14 said...

Great technique to make a faux seal. Love this card !!

Carolyn Steele said...

That faux seal is just beautiful!! Thanks for sharing that great idea!

Christine R. said...

I love the faux wax seal technique you shared. I am going to have to try that!

Annika-Sofia said...

The faux wax seal technique is amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

Trish said...

I love heat embossing and your card! The canted panel makes it interesting and dynamic!

Karenladd said...

Wow, this actually looks like metal! Beautiful card and awesome technique!

Jean M said...

lovely!

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