Hello! Today's video features a quick and easy technique, that happens to be one of my favorites - and features one of my favorite stamp sets - Autumn Leaves. And...it just happens to be ON SALE right now.
Yep, both Autumn Leaves and the companion die are on sale starting at 11:00 am EST Thursday September 1, 2016 through Sunday September 4, 2016 for just $12 each. That's a $5 savings when you purchase both!
There is something about ink blending and heat embossing that I just never tire of. This is one of those techniques that definitely packs a "WOW!" and is so easy to achieve. Add a little water...and it's just magical. Creating this card was so much fun.
And that colorful background really makes it easy to finish off this card with just a simple sentiment.
Watch above or watch in HD at YouTube
I am sorry about the choppy editing and voice over. I was trying to get this one in quickly before the weather takes a turn for the worse. I'm sure it isn't going to be anything too bad, but I wanted to make sure it was done and ready just in case.
For my cards today, I chose to ink blend my background and then do my heat embossing. But you could definitely do the heat embossing first and then ink blend as well. I like to do the ink blending first when I am creating several backgrounds at once. This way I have them on hand and ready to add whatever images I want at a later time.
For example, the card below features the same layout and techniques, but in a different color palette.
Here I used Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Scattered Straw, Salty Ocean and Seedless Preserves and worked the color blends in a "pie" instead of linear from corner to corner. You can find all of the supplies used for both cards along with links at the bottom of this post.
I hope you enjoyed today's project! Thanks for stopping by!
For your convenience, here is a list of the supplies (or equivalents) used on today's project(s), along with links to purchase. Please note: this list does contain some affiliate links.