Sunday, June 11, 2017

Heat Embossed Stardust Cards 3 Ways with Yana

Hello friends! This is Yana and I hope you are having a fabulous week!

Oftentimes simple cards are the best to give (and not that hard to make). For my today’s blog post I created 3 easy-to-produce almost flat projects using new Stardust stamp set as a focal point and also a few additional messages and images from the Little Dreamers set.

Inspiration for these projects came from the a photo I spotted on Pinterest - beautiful navy ceramic bowls with gorgeous gold specks.

I started working on my cards by finding the perfect cardstock shade. I didn’t have navy blue so I ended up making desired color of cardstock by blending PURE COLOR Dye Ink in Nautical Navy onto white cardstock. WPlus9 does carry beautiful Nautical Navy cardstock, but I didn’t have any in my stash, so I had to improvise.

After blending ink onto paper I used my heat tool and thoroughly dried paper panels that were cut to 4 x 5 ¼ “ to avoid having embossing powder stick to them (I knew I was going to do lots of heat embossing so I needed my paper to be bone dry).

With the help of a Mini MISTI stamp positioner I stamped and heat embossed stardust background onto my panels. I cut one of the stamps apart and ended up having 3 images instead of 2 for my cards. I also added sentiments to each panel. I went with different messages from the Stardust and Little Dreamers set. My messages ended up being: “Congrats. You’re A Super Star”, “Dream Big. Reach Reach For The Stars” and “I Love You To The Moon And Back”.

I also inked the edges of each panel with Versamark embossing ink and embossed them in gold to make the panels look a bit more finished.

I wanted to add some shimmer to my heat embossed backgrounds so I used Distress Mica Spray in Tarnished Brass and generously spritzed every panel. This particular color goes well with gold embossing powder.

While “Dream Big. Reach Reach For The Stars” card ended up being very simple, I stepped the other two cards up a bit. I added a heat embossed moon to my “I Love You To The Moon And Back” and colored it using FineTec watercolors from the Pearlescent Colors set (colored in gold).

My third project involved some die cutting. I used a circle die and die-cut an opening in my panel. I adhered a piece of black cardstock from the back (I sprayed it with same Distress Mica Spray before adhering) and foam mounted the die cut circle on top but offset it to create the look of a moon. Finally I heat embossed, sprayed and die-cut a star and foam mounted it onto my “Congrats. You’re A Super Star” project.

After foam mounting all of my panels onto A2 top folding black card bases I used a black pigment pen and added black dots in between the gold heat embossed stars.

As always, thanks for stopping by and have fun stamping!

Featured Supplies

For your convenience, here is a list of the featured supplies used on today's project(s), along with links to purchase. Please note: this list may contain some affiliate links.

WPlus9 Stardust Stamp Set
WPlus9 Stardust Stamp Set
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WPlus9 Little Dreamers Stamp Set
WPlus9 Little Dreamers Stamp Set
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WPlus9 Little Dreamers Die
WPlus9 Little Dreamers Die
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WPlus9 Nautical Navy Dye Ink
WPlus9 Nautical Navy Dye Ink
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WPlus9 Nautical Navy Cardstock
WPlus9 Nautical Navy Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Spellbinders Standard Circles LG Dies
Spellbinders Standard Circles LG Dies
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Spellbinders Circle Replacement Foam
Spellbinders Circle Replacement Foam
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Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Tim Holtz Distress Designer Mica Sprays
Tim Holtz Distress Designer Mica Sprays
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Finetec Mica Watercolor Pearlescent Paint
Finetec Mica Watercolor Pearlescent Paint
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Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
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Be Creative Tape 3mm Sookwang
Be Creative Tape 3mm Sookwang
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Ranger Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley Designer Mica Sprays
Ranger Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley Designer Mica Sprays
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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11 comments:

  1. These are beautiful. I love the effect of the gold stars and speckles. TFS.

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  2. Gorgeous cards! I love the colours and the speckles, Jo x

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  3. These are STUNNING!! I love that you made them simple and flat. However, the design packs a PUNCH!!!

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  4. So pretty, yet whimsical. I love the effect of the gold shimmer on the blue paper! I would love to receive a card like this.

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  5. Yana!!! These are such 'knock out' cards, I'M SEEING stars!!! Gorgeous down to the very last little pop of gold!
    =]

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  6. These are STUNNING Yana! Just love the beautiful navy color with the gold =)

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  7. Crazy about the cards...especially the color but I don't see it as Navy. Is it the distress spray that modulates the navy color?

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  8. Beautiful cards, simple and elegant but with a lot of beautiful details.

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  9. Great stuff from this part of the internet. Again, thank you for this blog.

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