Well it comes as no surprise to me that I have been so busy and not inspired to do any cards lately. However that does not mean that there are deadlines to upload images and new card kits coming. So get a move on girl!!! I decided to do the homework from the Online Card Class Heat Wave from the SSS July 2016 card kit, killing two birds with one stone. I had sketched out the ideas for my cards so it was easy to add the techniques from the Heat Wave Class to my ideas.
Take this kit……and add this class
and you get 7 cards from one kit.
First day of class taught us some basics on embossing as well as some interesting techniques. The following card is just simple embossing on watercolor paper.
I tried to get the illusion of leaves floating on some water. Very Zen like. Calm.
Also on the first day of class, they showed us several techniques. Some I tried, others I wanted too but did not have the time.
The first technique (which I have done before) is embossing a die cut.
In this card I used the paper from the kit that had a lot of triangles. I added additional triangles and heat embossed an entire die cut.
I used some WOW copper colored embossing powder. I stamped some additional triangles that were a scribble look and added some bling.
Here is a close up of the die cut.
Another technique they used was glitter embossing powder.
I copic colored the small panel underneath and then covered the whole thing with versamark and some glittery embossing powder.
It is hard to see how pretty the card looks with the shimmer over the copics.
The final card from day one was embossing on something besides cardstock. I decided to use wood veneer to make this card.
The wood cracked and split on the bottom thru the flower. I am not sure if the heat was too much for the wood, or if it was a user error. Most times it is me making a mistake. I still like the card. I think the stark white on the wood is very pretty.
On Day Two, Jennifer showed us some pretty techniques that can add detail to your cards.
I used the technique of a small strip of double sided tape and embossed it with pink powder.
I masked off the middle and stamped the flowers using a mask so the images did not overlap. I then colored the card with some colored pencils.
She also showed a technique of splattering water and embossing over the wet area.
I really like this technique. I took the paper that already had the purple splatters and added gold splatters.
She also did the technique of using a glue pen to make little dots to add additional embossing to fill out a space or enhance an image. I ended up doing that on the vellum window.
You can see the sequins captured behind the vellum to make this shaker card.
On the last day we learned about ironing off embossing powder to create a look. But the project that caught my eye was the batik looking card.
I used the stamp set to create a background and embossed in white. The after the fold and refold process I used three shades of purple distress ink.
I always ask my brother to rank the cards and this was his favorite. His logic: Today I like purple.
Overall I enjoyed the class and I liked this card kit.
I hope you enjoyed looking at my creations!
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