Today’s card was created with the Sale-a-bration Host Stamp Set, Scenic Garden. This set has beautiful, detailed images, that I thought would be fun to color with the heat embossing technique. I began by stamping the image with the gate in VersaMark on Basic White Cardstock, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and set it with the Heat Tool. To color, I used seven colors of Stampin’ Blends: Crumb Cake, Pale Papaya, Gray Granite, Mossy Meadow, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, and Petal Pink.

By Su Mohr; Click to go to my website for details! Featuring: Scenic Garden Stamp Set, Layering Diorama Dies, Raindrops Embossing Folder, Eden Dies, Ginkgo Branch Stamp Set; #scenicgarden #layeringdioramadies #raindropsembossingfolder #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #sympathycards #stamping #stampin'up #sumohr

Heaven’s Gate


After carefully filling in the tiny embossed spaces with color, I used a Blending Brush and Pool Party Ink to smooth over the image. To keep a “dreamy” feel, I used the third largest Layering Diorama Die for cutting.


While coloring, I decided this would make a perfect sympathy card, and used the Raindrops Embossing Folder on the Thick Basic White card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.


Next, I glued the image to the card base, and found “with sympathy” in The Ginkgo Branch Stamp Set. Then, I used an Eden Die to cut the label from Thick Basic White Cardstock, stamped the sentiment in Memento Black Ink, and attached it with Dimensionals. I usually stamp the sentiment before die cutting, but this die is solid, rather than open.

The final touch was adding some Sea Glass to the foreground. The Sea Glass happens to be my Host Code Gift this month, and you can see the details below.


My January Host Code Gift

Place an order of $75.00 or more, before tax and shipping, and I will send you the Faux Sea Glass Shapes in February, (150 adhesive-backed frosted shapes* 75 each size: 3 mm, 5 mm).

Clicking this shop button will take you to my store and automatically add my Host Code for January 2023.


 Enjoy shopping the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog, and Free Sale-a-bration items! Click on the covers to see digital copies:


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