This past Christmas I embossed our Christmas cards and some gift tags and became hooked! My mom created cards with embossing when I was growing up and it was so fun to watch the powder melt and puff up! I played around with it again to make some simple heat embossed Valentine cards.
Supplies for Heat Embossed Valentine Cards
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Embossing Powder (Red, Pink, Gold)
I decided to watercolor a little and embellish a little with the embossing. I painted a simple heart in the center of the card (which was just cardstock cut in half and folded). A flat craft brush works best. This project is simple enough that kids could do it. They would make great Valentines to give to their classmates.
I also flecked some paint onto some of them.
Once they completely dried, it was time to embellish!
*Tip: If your cardstock paper gets wazy from the watercolors, you can iron it flat again with a clothing iron set on low.
I decided to try out an embossing pen this time instead of a stamp pad. It worked really well! I traced the heart.
And then added the powder to where the marker was drawn.
You can pour the excess powder back into the jar so that none is wasted.
My favorite part! It is time to pull out the heat gun. As it heats, the powder melts and puffs up a bit. I tried pink and red powder as well but gold will always be my favorite.
It is really hard to capture the shiny look of the embossing in photos. I love the combination of the watercolor and the gold!
Make sure to check out my other Valentine crafts I shared this month. There's a glass etched vase, Valentine candlesticks, and a wood heart wreath!
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