Saturday, 12 May 2018

Hand Made Fathers Day Card with Heat Embossed Star

Hi Everyone, this is the last in my Cards For Men mini series 😉
After trying the embossing powder melting technique a couple of weeks ago I wanted to use it again as I love the effect it creates. I thought black and silver would be a suitably masculine colour scheme and a star would be a good shape for a Fathers Day card. I am happy with the result even though the greeting is not what I originally planned.

Hand made Fathers Day card with die cut, heat embossed star and stamped greeting

Start with an A6 white blank card, layer with silver then black card.

Die cut two star shapes one in silver card and a smaller one in black card. adhere the silver star to the card positioning it to the left side. 

Put the black star on a sheet of scrap paper on top of a heat resistant craft mat, pour clear embossing powder generously all over the star.


Cover this with a piece of ordinary greaseproof paper (to prevent the embossing powder blowing away) then heat with a heat gun. You will need to apply the heat for a few minutes in order to get all the powder to melt. Lift off the greaseproof paper and whilst the embossing powder is still molten sprinkle a small amount of Midas Touch silver glitter embossing powder over the star and reheat to make sure it melts into the clear embossing. You don't need the greaseproof paper for this step as the glitter embossing powder sticks to the molten layer so will not blow away. Set the star aside to cool and for the embossing powder to set hard.

Hand made Fathers Day card with die cut, heat embossed star and stamped greeting close up

I hope you can see the lovely enamel effect on the star.


Cut a narrow strip of silver card and stamp the 'You're the Best' greeting in black ink. Heat set this as it can take a long time to dry on metallic card. Trim the ends on a slight diagonal and adhere to the bottom right corner of the card with 1mm adhesive foam pads.

Once the star has cooled and set use silver peel off letters to add the word 'DAD' in the centre and adhere this to the silver star on the card.

I am sure any Dad would be pleased to receive this card, I love the effect of the melted embossing powder ( I might have mentioned that before lol) it adds something special to an unfussy card.

Many thanks for visiting, it would be great if you could leave a comment to let me know what you think. Details of all the supplies used are linked below.
Debbie x

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