#DigiStampTechniques – Heat embossing – Guest post by Crafty_Sistahs

Hello friends, we are Chandhini and Subhashini aka The creative twins, and we are here today to share an inspiration post with you using Begonia that Varada Sharma has designed for the month of June. You can find us at Blog-  https://thecreativetwins.blogspot.com/ and Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/crafty_sistahs/. We were introduced to stamps and inks about one and a half years ago and there has been no looking back. We love that there are a number of techniques to try and the satisfaction you get on sending cards to your loved ones.

 

 

Thank you so much for having us here. We love the versatility of digital stamps. They can be resized according to your choice.

Have you ever tried heat embossing with digital stamps? If not, then you are missing on some fun.

Key ingredients:

  1. Begonia digi stamp – You can subscribe to the monthly subscription and get them for free here.
  2. Watercolor Paper (Brustro cold pressed- 200 gsm)
  3. White cardstock for base
  4. Sunburst stencil (TECS)
  5. Shimmer paste (Craftyscrappers- Sonoma)
  6. Watercolors
  7. Embossing pen (Nuvo Clear mark)
  8. Gold embossing powder (iCraft)
  9. Dye ink pad (Craftyscrappers- Cerise)
  10. Ink blending tool
  11. Brush pens- light and dark green (Add Gel)
  12. Sentiment stamp of your choice
  13. Vellum
  14. Adhesive
  15. Pencil (for tracing)

Steps:

  1. Firstly, choose the flower and leaves of choice and then assemble it together on Microsoft Word or PowerPoint or any software you use for digital stamps. If you are not sure about floral arrangement, do not worry, Varada has you covered by providing Bouquet stamps.
  2. We used cold pressed watercolor paper, which has some texture, the ink doesn’t stick well with images having thin lines.
  3. Hence, we started by tracing the image using pencil onto a watercolor paper. This technique of using digis on watercolor paper was shared by Kristina Werner, where we place the watercolor paper over a light source and trace it.
  4. Then, traced the outline using embossing pen.
  5. Then put gold embossing powder (you can use any color of embossing powder) over it and heat set it.
  6. We then watercolored the flower with ink pad- Cerise for flower and brush pens for leaves, allowed it to dry and fussy cut the image.
  7. Coming on to the card, we made the background using Sunburst stencil and shimmer paste.
  8. We then began assembling it all together by heat embossing a sentiment onto vellum and adhering it on the stenciled panel.
  9. Lastly, we did ink blending around the edges of the card base using the same color as used for the flower. Then mounted the panel over the base.

Ta da!! Our card is ready!

Thanks for taking your time out to stop by and read the post. Hope you find the post useful and would give it a try. Hope you like it.

Happy crafting!

Chandhini and Subhashini

 

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Comments on #DigiStampTechniques – Heat embossing – Guest post by Crafty_Sistahs

  1. Thanks for sharing the clear steps in the tutorial! Great way to emboss digis :)

    1. Varada says:

      Thank you for dropping by, Karthika! Glad you liked the tips and card :)
      ~Varada

  2. Jyoti says:

    Beautifully done!! I had always thought only if I could emboss the digital images or even watercolor them on watercolor paper. I will definitely try this technique. Thank you Chandini and Subhasini for this wonderful tips. Your card is beautiful !

    1. Varada says:

      Thank you, Jyoti! Do try it out and let us know how it went. As you know, these digi stamps are free, so do take advantage of that ;-)
      ~Varada

  3. Maxine D says:

    Wonderful embossing of the image – you can also emboss directly when printing onto vellum.
    Love the background as it really takes the eye to the begonia
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

    1. Varada says:

      Ooh, what a lovely twist to this tip! Thanks for sharing, Maxine! If you do share a card with that technique, do tag me on social media – #createwithvs . I would love to check it out :)
      ~Varada

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