I have been making cards for a while now and with some of the products out there and a bit of patience you really can create something that looks super professional but that actually isn’t too tricky!
I recently invested in some embossing powders and a heat gun and I’ve been having so much fun creating heat embossed backgrounds and sentiments. They look really great and aren’t very difficult to do! One of my favourite backgrounds with heat embossing used an ink resist method where I stamped and embossed the background with clear embossing powder and then used dye ink over the top to give an ombre effect. The clear embossing resists the ink to show up the pattern that was stamped. I didn’t even use a background stamp for this, I have a pretty stamp set and mixed and matched some butterflies, hearts and flowers and it looks great.
Another effect I really enjoyed doing was clear embossing a repeated image onto black cardstock. This looks really fancy and the recipients were impressed with the effect! I like using clear ink and embossing powder to create a tone on tone background. I tried this on white and it was a much more subtle background but still beautiful. Perfect for a wedding card or anniversary card.
So basically, I have been heat embossing everything in sight over the last couple of weeks and the results have been great. You really don’t have to be very skilled to make this work and with a bit of time and trial and error you can make amazing cards!
Cover Image from http://pootles.co.uk/2013/10/08/stampin-up-uk-triple-time-heat-embossing-hello-doily/