Monday, 6 November 2017

Triple Embossed Heart Anniversary

Hi there.  I needed an anniversary card for some good friends and decided to try the triple embossing technique.  I have to say I haven't tried this technique before and I did OK I think, the finish was a bit rough and ready but I will just call it  I had originally intended it for the WOW Embossing Challenge but unfortunately missed the deadline.

I started with the heart which I die cut from white card using a Sweet Dixie set of nesting hearts and  I triple embossed it using my Versamark ink and then covered in the UTE crystals and heat set, and repeated this twice more.  The third time I had my rubber stamp ready to give it a pattern.  I used one from a set by Chocolate Baroque called Fluttering Hearts, and whilst still hot I pressed it down into the embossed heart and kept the pressure on for about ten seconds, by which time it had cooled.  I then applied some Pebeo Silver Gilding Wax all over to give it a silver finish, but because the crystals have mica in them their is a slight green interference colour which the light obviously caught in the photo.

For the background I found another piece of white card and used a Leonie Pujol Embossing Folder called Dotty Heart, and ran it through twice to extend the pattern.  I then blended some Peacock Feather Distress Ink over the top using a blending tool.  I also highlighted the pattern with some of the Pebeo Silver Gilding Wax.  

For the mat I used some Turquoise Brusho powder on to my glass mat and added quite a bit of water to lighten the colour and then laid the piece of card over to cover it with the ink and when dry die cut it with a stitched circle die from The Works.

I decided it perhaps needed some more embellishment so I cut several lacy borders, about three I think, using a die from the Marianne Craftables range called Twine Border, and used it round the edge of the heart and also the circular mat.  It required quite a lot of patience and some snipping to get it to bend around sufficiently but I got there in the end.  I cut nicks out of the edge and backed the heart and the circle with double sided tape, and by pleating the edge of the border a bit as I went, and obviously making joins in several places, I did get there in the end.  I think it needs fairly light weight card to do this and perhaps the card I used was a little thick which didn't help.

I finished by layering the background and then attached the heart to the circular mat before adding it to the card.  I then made a fishtail banner for my sentiment using some more white card and stamped and heat embossed it using WOW Metallic Silver Embossing Powder before adding it to the card.

Thank you for taking a look today and I hope to see you again soon.

I am also entering the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge - No. 266 Anything Goes.
Just Add Ink Challenge - No. 384 - Photo Inspiration (I used just the colour blue).
Challenge Up Your Life - No. 78 Die Cuts.
613 Avenue Create Challenge - Anything Goes.


  1. Gorgeous, beautiful heart card.

  2. Such a beautiful card that you’ve made for your friends Pat and I can definitely feel the love. Wishing you a happy and colourful week. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  3. WOW! You certainly use a lot of interesting techniques Pat! I would never have managed to get that border around the circle successfully let alone the heart! You also give us detailed step-by-steps which is great! Have a great week my friend! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  4. It's an absolutely gorgeous card Pat, lovely colours and design, well done on doing the technique so well, Kate x

  5. Love your card and soft blue,and your embossing is amazing...Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes challenge at ADDICTED TO STAMPS AND MORE,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  6. This is such a beautiful card for an Anniversary, Pat. Your embossed heart looks fantastic with the added stamping and your colouring of the background allows the details to pop and I'm sure it is really shiny in real life too! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  7. This is so beautiful, Pat, such a romantic design. The gorgeous heart makes a lovely focal point and the embossed background is just perfect. xx

  8. Your patience certainly paid off. Your Anniversary card is fabulous. Great technique with a unique and amazing it! x

  9. Thanks for fabulous card. Took pride of place. Keep up good work. Xx

  10. The lacy detail and layers are just gorgeous Pat. Love the metallic sheen on your embossed heart! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  11. Absolutely beautiful card, Pat. I love the beautiful hearts and the laces. Kisses, my friend.
    And something else: If you want to participate to my birthday candy, please visit my blog again and leave a comment under the post "Birthday candy". Kisses!!!

  12. such a pretty card - thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More

  13. I love your pretty lacy boarders. The different types of embossing are lovely. Chantell Just Add Ink

  14. Wow! I love all the texture that you created. The triple embossed heart is stunning. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Add Ink.

  15. Wonderful effect with the triple UTEE embossing. I like the texture you created with the stamping. The heart looks so pretty with the stitching and lace at the edge, and perfect EF to carry out the design. The UTEE powder is something I've used, but don't know about UTEE Crystals. Well done! TFS & Hugs

    1. I think really they are one and the same thing Mary but just call them crystals because they are not fine powder like you use for ordinary embossing, but bigger granules which give that thicker finish. x

  16. Beautiful design, the triple embossed heart is gorgeous. Take care xx

  17. This is delightful, Pat, loving the delicate colours used especially on the embossed background.

    Thanks so much for the visit to my own blog, both regularly and (more particularly) today. I've now gone back and added that link as well as one to your own blog as a thank you for the info.

    Happy Wednesday


  18. so pretty and elegant...I bet it has great texture too.
    xx Karen

  19. Gorgeous. I love the dimension and texture the embossing gives your very elegant card.
    Glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create .
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  20. It's a lovely technique which I've not used for a long time. Your card is stunning Pat and I love the colours. It's just perfect for an anniversary. A really beautiful card. Great work! Barbxx


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