Hello Hollowers! Kim from Stampingimperfection.com here today to share a quick and easy heat embossed foil background for a fall card using your Hedgehog Hollow October card kit.
One of the fantastic things you can do with stamp sets that are packed with a lot of great images for one theme is to create your own unique card background. I fell in love with The Ink Road Stamps set for the October kit with the fall leaves and that fantastic October sentiment.
I pulled out a scrap piece of copper foil metallic card stock from my stash and used my stamp positioner to create a background that was all my own. I positioned all of the leaves, the acorn and the pumpkin and stamped them on the top of a piece of 4 x 5-1/4″ copper foil card stock. I added some Nuvo Copper Blush embossing powder and flipped the card piece 180 degrees and stamped the images again using embossing ink. I added the embossing powder to that and then heat set it.
The key to heat embossing on metallic card stock is to keep your heat tool moving and well away from the paper. If you get too close, it bubbles up and there is no fixing that! I kept my heat tool about 3 inches above the paper…the second time I tried this!
The result is a pretty tone-on-tone background piece with lots of shine!
I also heat embossed the October sentiment in the same copper blush embossing powder on vellum. I layered both the foil and the vellum onto black card stock and added it to a desert sand card base. The card base is cut at 4-1/4 x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″, while the black mat for the foil is cut at 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″. I just trimmed the vellum piece around the sentiment and made the mat for that about 1/4″ larger all around. Before attaching the pieces together, I added some of that Doodlebug Gingham ribbon from the October kit and wrapped it in some linen thread. The sentiment and the card front is popped up on foam tape for dimension.
Just for fun, I added one of the Doodlebug Spider embellishments to the side of the sentiment.
I have used the metallic card stock for dry embossing with embossing folders for truly stunning card backgrounds and I’m happy to say that heat embossing on the metallic card stock gives an equally beautiful background. Using your stamps to create your own background stretches your crafting stash.
Here is a video to share the technique:
Just for fun, I created a few quick tags using the Halloween stamp set and the Sunny Studio Stamps Build-a-Tag dies. I will be attaching these to Halloween candy bags for the kids in our neighborhood! I used card scraps and kept these simple. The ink is Catherine Pooler’s Icing on the Cake.
Thank you for joining me today! Have a creative day and remember to embrace the imperfections!