Hi everyone. This is a card for a family anniversary made using the embossed die technique which is the theme of the CAS Mix Up Challenge this time. I used a Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Heart die set which I have had for years, and I don't think they make this one anymore, and the stamped flowers are from a set by Creative Expressions called Bouquet which I got from a local outlet so think it is probably another one not produced anymore.
I have a Gemini machine and up to now have tried to emboss dies but have failed dismally, as either the sandwich was too thin or else it impressed to hard and cut through, or scrunched the card around the die, and once it bent the die a bit, luckily I did manage to straighten it, so I didn't have high hopes. I think this die is quite thick and with the normal two clear plates and a silicone mat it did it perfectly, luckily proving me wrong..lol. As an afterthought I decided to put it through again with added Versamark then heat embossed it with WOW Metallic Platinum Embossing Powder. I used my Anti Static Bag and managed to line it back up pretty well, just a little bit out but good enough, and with a little tidying up of the stray powder again it worked well.
I then stamped the smaller flowers from this Creative Expressions set and again heat embossed with the Platinum EP and coloured the flowers with my Staedtler Water Brush Pens and a waterbrush. Why is it when you take the photo it shows up those things you can't see with the naked eye, although I think I do need better glasses..lol, as I can see some white patches on the flowers..aaagh! Too late as I have already sent the card. I also stamped the sentiment and again heat embossed with the same Platinum EP. I finished by ink blending with Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink around the edges before adding this to the 6" base card.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.
I am also entering the following challenges:
CAS Mix Up September Card Challenge - Embossing With Dies. (Techniques - heat embossing with the die, stamping, watercolouring, and ink blending).
Allsorts Challenge - Week 589 'I Love.... Belated Birthday Celebrations. (I love bright colours, flowers, stamping and heat embossing).
My Time to Craft Challenge - No. 440 Embossing (Wet or Dry).