Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Heat Embossing at Back to Basics

It's time for challenge #5 at Back to Basics and this time we would like you to use the technique of Heat Embossing.

I made an inked and stamped background and only embossed the dragonfly to make it really show up against everything else. Most embossing powders give a raised and/or glossy finish but I chose a holographic powder which I used over black ink. This doesn't give a raised line, what it DOES do is give the most amazing sheen that appears to change colour when you look at it from different angles. The colour change is hard to capture in a photo but this close up gives you some idea of the glinting iridescent effect - very much like a real dragonfly glinting in the sun!

The dragonfly stamp was bought for me by my daughter when she was living in San Francisco, so it must be between 10 and 12 years old, and the various plant stamps are all from a Graphicus sheet that must be around 20 years old.
I am sharing this with
Craft Rocket - Happy Birthday 
Retro Rubber - Anything Goes  
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes 
Love to Craft - Anything Goes 
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes   


  1. Stunning card. Love the background stamping and the embossed dragonfly is just perfect!

  2. Beautiful card Jane love the contrast between the dragonfly and the other stamping

  3. Wow, stunning dragonfly with that fun powder, love, love the sheen and your pretty background!!

  4. Wonderful card, I love the dragonfly it stands out so well against the background

  5. WOW this is super and I bet it looks amazing in real life with the holographic embossing powders.Fab make, Love Hazelx

  6. Absolutely beautiful, wonderful heat embossed dragonfly, and such a wonderful background, Kate x x

  7. This looks wonderful, thanks for entering it into Craft Rocket challenge, xxxx

  8. Ah so pretty! The dragonfly really does stand out on this fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!

  9. A beautiful Nature inspired creation Jane, thank you so much for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations June challenge.

    B x

  10. Stunning birthday card! Thanks for joining us at LTCCB
    Tina dt

  11. A gorgeous card in lovely colours. You have made a beautiful nature scene and the embossed dragonfly looks great. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

  12. beautiful colour combo and stamping. A great card.Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@ATSM


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