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Selective Heat Embossing Card: WOW Embossing Powders

Are you ready to embark on a creative journey that will leave you in awe? In today's blog post, we're diving into the world of selective heat embossing using WOW Embossing Powders. Get ready to elevate your cardmaking game with a technique that adds both color and texture to your projects. We'll be featuring the mesmerizing Dappled Pearl Effects Trio and the captivating WOW! Fab Foil in Teal, along with the Fab Foilers Love and Hugs for the sentiment. Let's explore how to create a WOW-worthy card that will leave your recipients speechless!

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Selective Heat Embossing Card:

Supplies Needed:

Selective Heat Embossing Card by Rick Adkins

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1: Prepare Your Materials: Gather your supplies and clear a workspace for crafting. Ensure your cardstock panel is clean and ready for embossing.

Step 2: Dry Emboss Your Panel: Take your black cardstock panel and run it through the die-cutting machine with the Playful Leaves 3D Embossing Folder from Altenew. This will create stunning textured patterns on your card base.

Selective Heat Embossing Card by Rick Adkins Front view

Step 3: Add Distress Oxide Ink: Using the Speckled Egg and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Inks, apply color to your embossed panel. Blend the colors gently for a smooth transition and vibrant look.

Step 4: Selective Embossing: With a small blending tool, apply Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Ink to specific areas of your dry embossed panel. This is where the magic happens!

Selective Heat Embossing Card by Rick Adkins Close Up View

Step 5: Apply WOW Embossing Powders: Choose your WOW Embossing Powders from the Dappled Pearl Effects Trio – Newport, Laguna, and Oceanside – and sprinkle them onto the embossed areas coated with embossing ink. Be selective and strategic with your placement for a visually stunning result.

Step 6: Heat Set: Using a heat tool, carefully heat set the embossing powders until they melt into a smooth, glossy finish. Watch as the colors come to life and the texture adds depth to your design.

Selective Heat Embossing Card by Rick Adkins Side View

Step 7: Foil Your Sentiment: For an extra touch of elegance, foil your sentiment (from the Fab Foilers Love & Hugs set using WOW! Fab Foilers in Teal. Apply the foil over the sentiment, sandwich it between a folded sheet of parchment paper, and run it through a laminator for a flawless finish.

Step 8: Admire Your WOW Card: Once everything is cooled and set, step back and admire your masterpiece. You've just created a stunning card that's sure to impress anyone who receives it.

(Wondering what I used in this project? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

Selective Heat Embossing Card by Rick Adkins Over Head View

Selective heat embossing with WOW Embossing Powders is a game-changer in the world of cardmaking. With just a few simple steps, you can transform ordinary cardstock into a work of art that's bursting with color and texture. Experiment with different embossing powders and techniques to unleash your creativity and create WOW-worthy cards every time. Get ready to elevate your crafting game and leave a lasting impression with your one-of-a-kind creations!

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Materials Used:

Here you will find the list of supplies that I used to create today's card. All supplies are linked to supply sources below. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins

Rick Adkins


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