Repetitive heat embossing

Chapter: Projects   Series: Bookmarks & Cards

When skies are grey and gloomy, I like to see shades of pastels for they cheer me up. This is what I had in mind for this card.

A 3-window shaker with a greyish background and fronted by thrice clear-heat-embossed die cut embellishments so that they look a little different than merely being stamped.

The 3 elements – sunglasses, sun and umbrella having been stamped with a VersaCraft multi-pastel ink palette were heat embossed thrice until they develop a glossy texture (that’s hard to capture on photos). I sneaked in some grey via a stripy pattern paper behind the window panel to set the grey skyline.


  1. Align 3 dies onto a card panel then send it through the die cutting machine.
  2. Die cut with the three dies on white cardstock. Dab with Versacraft ink, and heat set with clear embossing powder three times.
  3. Adhere a piece of acetate behind card panel.
  4. Create a pond around the panel and within each die cut section, with foam tape.
  5. Fill in sequins and beads.
  6. Cover up with a sheet of pattern paper.
  7. On the front panel, stick down the heat embossed die cuts next to the windows.
  8. Mount panel onto card base.

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