Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Love is in the Air

It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS and it's a good one!
I've been making love cards for a while never. They never get old!  I used this fabulous sketch at Hand Stamped Sentiments:

I really love that speech bubble, but decided to try a different technique for this one. It's been a while since I've used embossing powder. I have a ton of it...I'm just too lazy to use it sometimes! Oops!  I had a lot of fun with this card and it was SUPER easy. 
For this technique, I embossed the frame from Everything Eleanor in gold embossing powder. While it was still hot, I added more embossing powder and heated it some more. I did this for about five layers and then pressed my sentiment stamp into the hot embossing powder to get the impression of it.  It doesn't hurt the stamp at all!  My favorite part about this card was actually a mess up. I used my embossing buddy so I wouldn't get any specks, but it's really hard to get the excess off when you're trying to keep the powder hot, so it got a bunch of extra specks around the outside of the frame. I think it looks awesome like that though! Don't you just love it when a mistakes ends up even better than you originally thought it would be? :)

Stamp Sets: Everything Eleanor, Seasonal Sayings
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Red Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Tools: Label Card Thinlit, Hearts Collection Framelits, Heat Tool
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals


  1. What a cool technique with the sentiment and it looks great, one to remember although I am not so good at the messy side of things, better get less precious if I want to create such funky designs!!

  2. Gorgeous card Shanna and the extra embossing he he is fantastic. Such a striking and dynamic CAS card.


  3. This looks so rich and regal with the gold embossing and the touch of red - fabulous card!

  4. Fabulous technique Shana. LOVE the sentiment pressed into the hot embossing powder - amazing results! The "mistake" is awesome too! Loll xx

  5. Wow Shana, that sentiment pressed into the UTEE looks amazing. Love it and those gorgeous hearts.

    Karen x

  6. LOVING those extra specks. The layers of embossing make this amazing. I am seriously hopeless when it comes to heat embossing. I ALWAYS forget to use my buddy and end up ditching what I have done and start again. Your's looks amazing, though!! xx

  7. Very Cute!!! Love the technique- so rich looking!!! The red glimmer paper made the perfect accents!!! Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

  8. I love that effect you created on the gold focal frame. Love the richness of ur card :)

  9. This card is beautiful! What a fun technique to use...I'm going to have to try that! I love the gold and shimmery red! Thanks for playing along with us at HSS!

  10. Love what you did with the stamp from this set. I never know how to use it. Thanks for the idea. So glad you played along with us this week.


  11. Whoa....super cool technique!! Great take on the layout, too! I bet this card really sparkles in person, too. Thanks for playing at HSS!