Hi all! I’m Gwendolyn and I’m so happy to be on the Hero Arts challenge design team. Before I present my card, I would like to present myself. I’m originally from Singapore but I’ve lived more than half my life away from home, working in places like New Zealand, France and now Germany (I’m wearing the traditional Bavarian costume in the photo above). I started crafting 5 years ago, with a scrapbook project that took me 2 years (!) and put me off all paper crafts until a friend introduced me to cardmaking and since then I’ve been hooked! This also led me to discover watercolouring, which is now one of my favourite mediums to colour with. You can discover more on my blog, or on Instagram or Facebook. I also have a Youtube channel where I try to share my process videos…that is when my slow internet allows me…
So now to my card, which I made to inspire you to join our current challenge which is all about Embossing. When I first started cardmaking, people used to say that my signature was all the embossing I did! It’s now replaced by water-colouring I guess, but I still have a huge stock of embossing powders so it was such a pleasure to use them for my first post here and I went a little crazy with the embossing as you can see!
I used Hero Arts Marble Bold Print background stamp which I got 2 years ago but never use… and stamped it all over with Versamark clear embossing ink. I then took my clear card base and pressed it firmly over the stamp. I proceeded to cover the clear sticky ink with the embossing powers starting with the top colour, being careful to pour it only on the parts of the stamp I wanted that colour to be, tapping away the excess before pouring on another colour. Only once the whole card was covered with the 3 colours, did I melted the powders with a heat gun.
When it dried, I covered the background with Hero Arts Fresh Peach Mid tone shadow ink, which is the same ink I coloured the “Happy” sentiment from Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Cut stamp & die set, before I heat embossed it with Hero Arts clear embossing powder. To finish, I stamped the other sentiments on black card stock with clear embossing ink, covered it with Hero Arts gold embossing powder and heat set it.
Isn’t the shimmer wonderful? I hope my card has inspired you to make a card with some embossing on it, you don’t have to use as much embossing as I did, although if you want an extra challenge, I dare you to do more embossing then I did on this card! 😉 I look forward to seeing your cards in the challenge gallery here.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! Hugs,