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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hollybeary creations said...

This is so pretty.. What a great idea to create the faux seal look.

Brandi said...

Love the embossing seal technique! Never would have thought of even attempting it. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

ArtGekko said...

Ah - I'd forgotten about the faux seal trick. Nicely done!!

Chris O said...

The cards I've seen from this kit are all awesome. Can't wait to get mine...mailman, please hurry. TFS

Ying said...

The faux wax seal came out great!

Haley Cross said...

Ooooo great techniques!! Thank you!

Haley Cross said...

Love the look of this faux wax seal!

Milka Gubo said...

Oh WOW :-D I like your card a lot Sarah. Love the layout and circles (Circles are my favorite shape).
I also like how you made faux seal.
Thank you so much for sharing :-D

Karla said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Peggy Wood said...

Great card. I always forget about doing the faux wax seal. it looks great on your card.

Nandini said...

Beautiful card! Love the layout and the gold circles! But the hero of the card is the faux seal! Absolutely love it!

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS card Sarah!!!
LOVE the angled panel and embossed circles, the faux wax seal looks AMAZING and the textures of your other circles lovely!!!
THANK YOU for the inspiration, top tips and links :)

Unknown said...

What a neat idea! I'll have to remember that!

Hanne said...

The embossed circles are amazing! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

mplsbetty said...

Love the faux wax seal technique. Beautiful card. TFS!

Barbara said...

Very cool card and thanks for the seal idea.

Halina said...

Gorgeous card! Very elegant. Love the seal technique.

Cynthia Clark said...

I haven't done the faux wax seal in ages! Looks great. I have to do this again.

Unknown said...

The texture on your card is amazing! I love all the embossing techniques. TFS xxx

Lindsey NY said...

I did not realize, until I read your blog, that the embossing powders could be layered like that.

Leni said...

Love the gold circle! Very special!

Carol McCready said...

Love your card. The embossing is fabulous.

Iris said...

So pretty.
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Robin B. said...

Pretty card! I love the layering, thanks for sharing.

Amy McCue said...

You seal looks so cool!

Teresa Doyle said...

That is really a lovely card! TFS!

Unknown said...

What an awesome idea of the 'wax seal'. That's a must try, it's a lovely card, thanks for sharing. Great hop!

Kris said...

I must try that technique! Thanks for the inspiration!

Dana Joy said...

Such a really cool card.

Unknown said...

I really love all the great ideas and projects along this blog hop. Thanks so much. Another beautiful card.

Teresa said...

nice card TFS

Стокли said...

Very cool design!

Lisa said...

The faux seal thing looks awesome! Very pretty card!

Unknown said...

HI, blog hopping is new to me but i´m up for it. Just writing to let you know that you make my girlfriend very happy and i´m asking to be at the top of your work. THX

francesca said...

beautiful card!!!

Shari said...

OH! Neat idea! Thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

The faux stamp technnique is so cool. I have never seen that before. I have got to try it. Thanks

J & J said...

*¨¨*:•.*.•:*¨¨*: Sarah, stunning. Happy Holidays :*¨¨*:•.*.•:*¨¨*

Hope's Blog said...

What a great technique! I'm going to try this with the kit. I love the look you got!

Anonymous said...

I love the angles and the embossed circles. The powders in this kit are wonderful!

Suzanne said...

WOW! Thanks for sharing your BEAUTIFUL card! Love the faux wax seal technique...it's GORGEOUS! Have a great day! :)

KarenB said...

I love the technique of multiple embossed layers - thank you so much for the tips!

Sharon Bobier said...

I have never seen a faux seal made before! Very creative and detailed!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

wow...amazing card!

Tammy H said...

Beautiful card. Love the angles and the colors.

Susie Moore said...

I am going to give your embossing Teknika try. It is just brilliant.

Anonymous said...

Love the layering of the card.
I'm stuck in a box of straight lines but off-setting on here looks great.
thanks for sharing a wonderful card

Anita in France said...

Cool, contemporary and so stylish, Sarah ... amazing! Anita :)

Anonymous said...

Love those embossing with circles and sequins combined, lovey CAS card

SueB said...

I'd only used that faux waxed seal embossing tip once, using a SU watering can stamp on silver AGES ago ... and want to thank you for kicking my embossing butt in gear! Thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp! I'm SO THANKFUL that my kit arrived today in the midst of our long holiday weekend so I get to play today!

Lynne in NI said...

What a fab CAS card, LOVE your embossing :)

Cecilia said...

Now thats a card I have not seen before, feels fresh. Good job! :)

Larissa Heskett said...

I LOVE this!! Such a NEAT look!! Heat Embossing has ALWAYS been a FAVORITE Technique!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

ionabunny said...

Love the colours and the LO. Hugz

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