How to make foiled (and heat embossed) Valentine's Day Cards. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula for Pretty Pink Posh

Pretty Pink Posh | Valentine’s Day Cards featuring Hot Foiling with Coordinating Dies. Video

Hello and welcome back to my blog! I have been so very busy the past few months (you probably noticed I posted a lot less often here), a lot of things going on, one of them – I finally went to driving school and got my driver’s license. I’m about to turn 33 and I never learned how to drive before that. I got my license about 2 weeks ago before my trip to Germany to Creativeworld and just the other day I drove my car all by myself. What a feeling it was! Feeling of freedom. I admit I was nervous, but everything went really well. It was cold and rainy on that day, I drove okay on the slippery road and also drove after the sun has set, in the dark. I drove to the city center with moderate traffic. All good. I’m so proud of myself and just wanted to share this achievement with you. Thank you for hanging in with me while I took this time to learn this important skill.

Anyhow, today I have several Valentine’s Day cards to share featuring some gorgeous stamps from Pretty Pink Posh. I love the look of heat embossing on my cards, it instantly adds a ton of elegance to my projects and wow!

Pretty Pink Posh | Valentine's Day Cards featuring Hot Foiling with Coordinating Dies. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #prettypinkpost #hotfoil #cardmaking

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARDS DETAILS

Recently, as you know, I’ve also become fond of foiling. I’m able to easily take my handmade projects to a new level with the help of foil. In this blog post & video, I’ll show you how to combine these 2 techniques to create easy to make Valentine’s Day cards. Of course, you can apply this to any other occasion cards or even other projects, not only card making.

Pretty Pink Posh | Valentine's Day Cards featuring Hot Foiling with Coordinating Dies. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #prettypinkpost #hotfoil #cardmaking

I started working on my cards by doing hot foiling first. This is very easy to do with the new Glimmer Hot Foil System by Spellbinders. It’s a new tool that basically is an add on to your die cutting machine (it doesn’t work with every die cutting machine, see compatibility chart here). This tool allows you to add foiled effects to your handmade cards with the help of dies. Pretty cool, right?

How to make foiled (and heat embossed) Valentine's Day Cards. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula for Pretty Pink Posh

I foiled the heart outline using the coordinating die from my Floral Heart stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh on several pieces of colored cardstock (I’m using cardstock from Hero Arts – I just love that paper!) using with gold foil. My plan for these cards was heat emboss the heart image inside the foiled outline for some extra wow.

How to make foiled (and heat embossed) Valentine's Day Cards. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula for Pretty Pink Posh

I used gold & white detail embossing powder as well as heart outline image & the inner smaller heart stamp along with the outline for my cards today. To help me position everything and heat emboss perfectly inside the foiled outline I used my mini MISTI stamping tool.

How to make foiled (and heat embossed) Valentine's Day Cards. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula for Pretty Pink Posh

If you want to recreate these cards be sure to do your foiling first and heat embossing later. First of all, you won’t be able to align the foiled outline around the heat embossed stamped image, it’s much easier to align the stamping inside the foiling; and second, the Glimmer machine applies heat and that heat can potentially mess up all of your heat embossing.

I used a combination of colored pencils (Polychromos by Faber Castell) and white pen to color the hearts. The white pen coloring was very similar to the one I featured here.

How to make foiled (and heat embossed) Valentine's Day Cards. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula for Pretty Pink Posh

To add interest to some of my cards & panels I added some selective manual scoring to the background. It’s a very simple technique that allows you to add some nice texture to the background of the card. It’s not the easiest thing to do, as it can be hard and tiring on the wrist to add all of these score lines, but it does look really nice on the finished card.

How to make foiled (and heat embossed) Valentine's Day Cards. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula for Pretty Pink Posh

I used jewels from Valentine’s Day mix to embellish my cards and also added some die-cut branches using just the coordinating dies from the Autumn Blooms set.

How to make foiled (and heat embossed) Valentine's Day Cards. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula for Pretty Pink Posh

I think these cards turned out really beautiful. I hope you like them! Have fun stamping!

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!

Pretty Pink Posh Floral Hearts Clear Stamps
Pretty Pink Posh Floral Hearts Clear Stamps
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Pretty Pink Posh Floral Hearts Coordinating Dies
Pretty Pink Posh Floral Hearts Coordinating Dies
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Pretty Pink Posh Autumn Blooms Die Set
Pretty Pink Posh Autumn Blooms Die Set
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Pretty Pink Posh Valentine Jewels Mix
Pretty Pink Posh Valentine Jewels Mix
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Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
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Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Gold
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Gold
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 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 White Detail Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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Faber-Castell Polychromos 12 Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 12 Set
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Faber-Castell Polychromos 36 Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 36 Set
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Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils
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BL
Faber-Castell Polychromos 24 Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 24 Set
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AZ | BL
Faber-Castell Polychromos 60 Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 60 Set
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AZ | BL
Faber-Castell Polychromos 120 Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 120 Set
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Scor-Pal Mini Scor-Buddy Scoring Board
Scor-Pal Mini Scor-Buddy Scoring Board
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Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder Tool
Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder Tool
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
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Sakura Classic White Gelly Roll Pens Set of 3
Sakura Classic White Gelly Roll Pens Set of 3
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White Foam Squares
White Foam Squares
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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SSS | AZ

 

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6 Comments

    1. CONGRATULATIONS on getting your license and getting out there and exploring in the car!!!! I can relate — having a car and being able to go whenever/wherever equals freedom to me too!! Certainly sounds like you’ve been a busy gal!! Pretty cards! I really like the sort of quilted embossed background. Thanks, Yana and enjoy your new found freedom!! Drive carefully!!!!!!!

    1. Congratulations, Yana, on passing your driving test. It is very liberating being able to drive. I’ll pass on some advice from my dad…”treat everyone on the road as a potential maniac”. Believe it or not, it really does help with spacial awareness, lol. Have lots of fun driving…Ohm the places you can go!

      Now, your video – brilliant, ad beautiful cards. Thank you, for all the fabulous tips…I will give my glimmer machine another try now. 🙂

    1. I used my glimmer hot foil machine on top of my spellbinders mat as in the video. My mat warped.

    1. WOW Yana, Congrats on getting your licence to offically drive your car. I was 48 almost 49 when I got mine, now 50. I too am improving each day and drive myself to and from work mainly. I’ve not ventured onto our main highways…scary!
      Love watching you craft, you are very inspiring.
      All the best for your new found freedom and stay safe on the roads.

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