Smile and be a Flamingo with Heat Embossed Embellishment

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all having a nice week. I am sharing a card I made for a few challenges. The Paper Players color challenge and both Simon Says Stamp Challenges. Monday is add a little sparkle and Wednesday is use a die cut/punch. 

I have said this in the past and those who know me know I love to make embellishments. I use them a lot to decorate gift packages and gift bags and sometime on my cards. This card has a really pretty one that at made after watching a YouTube video of Jennifer McGuires showcasing the heat embossing technique that was to be similar to the pouring painting technique that people are doing on canvas. She called it Faux Acrylic Pour with Embossing Powder. Here examples included a word die over the embossed peice. I did change it up a bit. You can find her on You Tube or Pinterest. Be sure to check it out she explains it and demonstrates it too and offers multiple examples. She is amazing and provides wonderful instructions. On with the card design and ingredients.

So I started by making the circle by die cutting 4 SSS circles and gluing them together. I made a popsicle stick handle by using a piece of painters tape to adhere the stick to the circle for the handle so I could dip it into the white embossing powder. I covered the circle with Versamark and dipped into the powder. I heat set it and immediately dipped it again and heat set it. I did this about 5 times. Then let it cool slightly and ran some ink over it. I used SSS Hollyhock to get the fuchsia color.  Then heat set it. I did this step a few time. The powder and ink bubbled and moved some to create this creamy looking circle. It reminds me of these pretty pastel creamy mints that were popular back in the day..I won’t say how long ago that was. ;0)

The background is a die cut back ground die from Gina Marie Designs. I colored some of the design with Arteza water color pencils in grass green.

The rest is just die cuts. I created a panel using SSS wisteria for the lilac color and one in Distress ink using festive berries and cut the Lilac Hearts from MFT tag builder blue print #6 and MFT smile die from both colors, black, as well as white for the top layer and layered the word die cuts with a shadow effect so you can see the three colors. 

The flamingo is die cut from the pink glitter paper from SSS July kit and layered onto two layers of fuchsia colored card stock. 

The panel is glued to a black card base with a white panel inside for the sentiment that says: Be a Flamingo in a Flock of Pigeons. I also glued a few lilac hearts along the bottom on the inside. 

Last touch is a little wink of Stella on the Smile. 

Be sure to check out the challenge blogs for more fun and inspiration.

Thanks so much for stopping by and as always I appreciate your kind comments.  Be sure to subscribe/follow along for future blog posts.

Enjoy ~ Pat

4 thoughts on “Smile and be a Flamingo with Heat Embossed Embellishment

  1. Wow Pat – that sparkly flamingo is really something! I loved reading how you created your circle – very creative. I’m a fan of Jennifer McGuire too – she is so talented. Lovely to see how she inspired you to create your card. Thanks for playing along with my colour challenge over at The Paper Players this week!


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