Simon Says Stamp | Never Change Who You Are - Stencilled Heat Embossed Background card by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #handmadecard

Simon Says Stamp | Never Change Who You Are – Stencilled Heat Embossed Background

Hello, friends! I’ve been wanting to share this card for a long time, but never had the time to put it into a blog post. If you follow Simon Says Stamp you might have seen it during my STAMPtember Instagram Stories takeover on their account. If not – you are in luck, I’m sharing it here today.

Simon Says Stamp | Never Change Who You Are - Stencilled Heat Embossed Background card by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #handmadecard

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on this card by creating a soft watercolor background using my Daniel Smith watercolors and Arches Hot Pressed watercolor paper. I let my background dry and next dry embossed it with the help of a Stained Glass 1 stencil in my Spellbinders Platinum die cutting & embossing machine. I love to use my stencils for dry embossing – this always opens up a world of possibilities.

Simon Says Stamp | Never Change Who You Are - Stencilled Heat Embossed Background card by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #handmadecard

Next, I prepped my panel with an anti-static powder tool, replaced the same stencil on top and used embossing ink pad to press onto the paper. I covered it with a generous amount of clear embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool to melt the powder. This gave me a dry embossed + clear embossed look and texture.

Simon Says Stamp | Never Change Who You Are - Stencilled Heat Embossed Background card by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #handmadecard

I sprayed my background with some Mica Shimmer Spray and wiped off the excess letting the shimmer hit only unembossed exposed area of the paper. After trimming this panel to 4 x 5 1/4″ I foam mounted it onto an A2 card base and added a white heat embossed sentiment on top – Never Change Who You Are.

Simon Says Stamp | Never Change Who You Are - Stencilled Heat Embossed Background card by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #handmadecard

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Stencils Stained Glass 1 Ssst121405
Simon Says Stencils Stained Glass 1 Ssst121405
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Simon Says Stamp You Got This Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp You Got This Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder Tool
Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder Tool
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9x12"
Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder PW104
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder PW104
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Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 8 Round
Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 8 Round
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Tim Holtz Distress Designer Mica Sprays
Tim Holtz Distress Designer Mica Sprays
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Jack Richeson 9 X 12 Inch Hardboard Panel
Jack Richeson 9 X 12 Inch Hardboard Panel
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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My top 10 and top 20 Watercolors
My top 10 and top 20 Watercolors
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5 Comments

    1. Hi Yana, a lovely card with a lot of different techniques used in its making. I don’t understand how you dry embossed with your stencil, can you explain this to me or could you do a You Tube tutorial to show me, please? Thank you :O)

    1. WOW! What a great idea for a background!!! So unique. Always looking for some different ideas on using stencils (which I really like to use). I’m struggling with using the Daniel Smith Watercolors for a background (don’t know what I’m doing wrong), but I’m thinking the Distress Inks would work nicely too. Thanks for sharing, Yana!

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