I’m in the midst of making Christmas cards, so when I saw Global Design’s Project theme, nothing says “family time” more to me than Christmas.

 

I decided to play with some heat embossing, inspired by Kim Jolley, and ended up with a very pretty snowflake I’d like to share with you.

 

I began with a piece of Watercolor Paper, figuring it could handle the heat and other stressful things I might do to it. I stamped my “C” size Clear Block onto the VersaMark pad, and then stamped all over the Watercolor Paper. I then spread the Gold Embossing powder across the surface, shook off the extra, and blew it dry with the Heat Tool.

 

For those of you who have done this, you know how much fun it is. For those of you who haven’t, it’s pretty amazing! You can barely see where you’ve stamped the VersaMark, until you pour the powder across it. Then, you watch the dull powder turn to shiny goodness as it heats and becomes stationary.

 

It wasn’t until this point that I decided what I would do with my golden background. It’s popular now to mix metals, so I wanted to add Copper Powder. I was ready to experiment with the Winter Wonderland embossing folder, and embossed the large snowflake onto the center of my project. Next, I took the VersaMark, stamped it all over the snowflake, poured the Copper Powder, shook off the extra, and dried with the Heat Tool. Voila! 

I thought Copper Trim would be pretty across the top, so I taped the ends on the back of the art piece before gluing it to the Very Vanilla card base, and secured it to the front with Tear Tape under the bow.

“Merry Christmas” is from the Star of Light Stamp set, which I heat embossed with Copper Powder using the same Watercolor Paper. The Bunch of Banners die has that pretty frame, which I cut from Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper, adding even more sparkle.

 

 If you haven’t tried heat embossing, I hope you give it a try. Wishing you all some wonderful, family time!