Hello, Cha here! About a month ago, I saw a gorgeous card on Instagram. That card was created by Debi Adams and you can see the card on HERE. I’m a big fan of her cards! I changed a little bit the process because Debi used two pieces of colored cardstock but I preferred to mask and color the piece. The technique that Debi showed to us is how to dry emboss a die-cut image through design. Debi created a beautiful Christmas card with new Hero Arts products but, I created a card for Valentine’s Day, using the same technique. Let’s see!
First of all, I used the Window On Love Confetti Fancy Die from Hero Arts to die cut a piece of masking paper, using the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine. I put the masking piece over a 4,25 by 5,5-inch white notecard in order to blend some colors. Using an Ink Blending Tool, I blended some Distress Oxide Inks – Fired Brick and Candied Apple. Here comes the magic that Debi made. I placed the die again over the notecard, lining up every heart. I temporarily taped the metal die which I used and the notecard. I used the platform in tab 1 from the die-cutting machine. First, I put a cutting pad on this platform, then an embossing pad, added the metal die with the piece of the cardstock and, finally, added the other cutting pad. The metal die has to be upwards in order to create this type of impression. If I wanted more dimension, the only thing that you would need to do is to pass the piece through the die cutting machine several times. I passed through the die cutting machine several times until I was satisfied with the result.
As you can see, the rest of the card is too simple. I die cut some pieces with the metal die “hugs” on white cardstock and gold cardstock. This die comes in the My Monthly Hero kit February 2018 (Love this kit!) which is still available although you can use another one that you already have. I also used the stamp with the phrase “i love you” that came with another kit which is not available anymore but you can look for other stamps with phrases that you can use. I stamped this phrase with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Glitter Gold Embossing Powder. I cut around the phrase by hand.
To finish this card, I added the background on a card base. I stuck three white “hugs” and, on top, I adhered the gold one. I attached the entire piece in the center of the card and glued the phrase underneath with some foam tape. Finally, I added some gold shimmer to some hearts from the background and I added some hearts and iridescent sequins here and there to the background.
I hope you like this card and get inspired to upload your cards inspired by another crafter on A Blog Named Hero! There are some days left to join us in this challenge and… you can win some prizes! Let’s see what you create!
Thank you! See you soon!