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Thursday, January 22, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Heat Embossing with Stencils

Hi, everybody! It's Monika back again with an interesting take on using stencils. My ARTplorations stencils, the new additions to the STAMPlorations shop, arrived in the post a couple of days ago and I had to have a play.

This is a really quick and easy card to make. Simply attach a piece of pink card to the reverse of the Leaf Prints stencil, sponge watermark pigment ink all over, remove stencil, and heat emboss using clear embossing powder. Add some Perfect Pearls and heat set, emboss the sentiment (Sugar Rush, our current stamp club set, and Bold Sentiments: HELLO) in white on a piece of vellum, layer up as seen, and finish off by adding a few sequins.

Below are a couple of more photos capturing the subtle shimmer of the embossed leaves.

As always, there is a craft-along video tutorial giving you some extra hints and tips as I go along.

This is it from me for today. Check back next week Monday for our week long stamp release blog hop. There will be lots of inspiration using the new sets, as my teamies and I have put them truly through their paces.

I look forward to seeing you there. Until then, have a lovely week.

Monika x

Supplies Monika used in today's project:


Sugar Rush is the December 2014/January 2015 set in the STAMPlorations stamp club! We've got lots of perks, including a free 4" by 6" stamp set like Trendy Butterflies sent every 3rd shipment (or immediately after signing up for the semi-annual subscription) and ARTplorations stencils ($10 value) to every stamp club package mailed out to subscribers! For more info and to sign up, click here.

Prize alert! Leave a comment in this post for an entry to our Spotlight Projects random drawing for January. We'll pick a commenter to win a $10 gift certificate or her choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil. We'll announce the winner on February 1!


  1. That's a really pretty way to create a shimmery background.

  2. Cool technique--why didn't I think of that? Thanks for sharing!
    :) Marie

  3. Shimmery, glimmery gorgeous! Now I *need* those stencils...all of them!

  4. Oh the Heat Embossing with Stencils make a Super effect!
    must remember this technique.

  5. Gorgeously done - so impressive and something I will definitely give a try!!!

  6. I love this stencil stuff. The shimmery background and use of vellum rock!

  7. Lovely shimmery BG and love this beautiful bold sentiment on vellum!

  8. This is a great technique. Simple but gives a beautiful, subtle effect. Lovely.

  9. Gorgeous cards and technique using your pretty stencil. I definitely want to try. TFS

  10. love the idea of using stencil for heat embossing

  11. Thanks for the video! I love the results of brushing the perfect pearls over the embossing. So pretty!

  12. This is a lovely stencil and beautiful card. Hugz

  13. A great way to use stencils! I'm going to have to get some! Now!

  14. Monika, I love the idea of adding Perfect Pearls on top of the clear embossing! Simple yet beautifully dramatic!

  15. Oh wow Shery, this looks fabulous, what a super idea as you can create your own backgrounds so easily, love it


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