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Monday, April 22, 2013

How to Make Elegant Elements of Style

Water color card made with Stampin'UP! set: Elements of StyleWant to know how to make an already gorgeous card really elegant - include some embossing and some sparkle.  

One thing that adds to the elegance of this card is the classic colors combination:  Red, White and black with a touch of green. 


Several features give this card extra pizzazz:
  • The image was heat embossed in black
  • the flowers sparkle with Iridescent Ice embossing poweder
  • The brads add a subtle shine at the bottom


The flowers are water colored which explains the slight variation in intensity of color and the fact that the colors are lighter than the red paper background.  These flowers are part of a stamp set called Elements of Style.  Its the same stamp set I used on these coasters.


Helpful Hint:  Have you noticed unwanted black speckles when you heat emboss with black embossing powder?  I avoid that by stamping in black ink and using clear embossing powder.


By the way, I really like Stampin'UP!'s new heat gun.  Even if you already have a heat gun you might be interested in this one. It has 2 heat settings.  Use the low setting to dry projects and the high setting to heat emboss.  AND (and this is amazing to me) you can use this gun to heat emboss on clear plastic acetate sheets (like transparency sheets).  Wow.  

You can get all the supplies to make this elegant project from my on-line store.
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Stampin'UP! product used on the Elements of Style Card
Stampin'UP! product used on the Elements of Style Card
Stampin'UP! product used on the Elements of Style Card
Stampin'UP! product used on the Elements of Style Card
Stampin'UP! product used on the Elements of Style Card
Stampin'UP! product used on the Elements of Style Card
Stampin'UP! product used on the Elements of Style Card

Stampin'UP! product used on the Elements of Style Card

Stampin'UP! product used on the Elements of Style Card

Stampin'UP! product used on the Elements of Style Card

Stampin'UP! product used on the Elements of Style Card

Stampin'UP! product used on the Elements of Style Card


Thanks for stopping by
Happy Stamping
--Katie

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