Simon Says Stamp | Snowflake Edges - Combining Hot Foil Stamping & Heat Embossing. Video

Simon Says Stamp | Snowflake Edges – Combining Hot Foil Stamping & Heat Embossing. Video

Hello and welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! In today’s video, I will show you how to combine heat embossing and hot foil stamping. Both of these techniques require heat and one can damage the other if done in the wrong order.

Simon Says Stamp | Snowflake Edges - Combining Hot Foil Stamping & Heat Embossing. Video

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CARD DETAILS

My idea is to foil a sentiment in matte gold foil on a panel of Simon’s Soft Navy cardstock and add the snowflakes from the Snowflake Edges stamp set around the sentiment framing it, in white. Whenever you want to combine heat embossing and hot foiling you have to save the embossing for the last step. The heat from the hot foil machine can re-heat and re-melt the embossing powder messing up your hard work. The heat from the heat gun, on the other hand, will have zero effect on the hot foiling, so it is safe to heat emboss over a foiled panel.

Simon Says Stamp | Snowflake Edges - Combining Hot Foil Stamping & Heat Embossing. Video

Begin by foiling the sentiment in the center of the panel. If you have trouble foiling on Soft Navy cardstock, be sure to watch my video for tips. Next, heat emboss the Snowflake Edge above and below the sentiment creating a beautiful snowflake background. I embossed mine in Simon’s Fine Detail White embossing powder.

Simon Says Stamp | Snowflake Edges - Combining Hot Foil Stamping & Heat Embossing. Video

At this point, you could keep your background as is. I like to step things up, so I added some subtle shadows to the snowflakes using a C7 Copic marker. It is quite a tedious process to add all of that shading, but I didn’t mind. What you could also do, is re-stamp the same image over the heat embossing, but offset it slightly – this will give you that pretty drop shadow look. If you stamp it in watermark ink, you’ll get a similar result. The shadow might not look as dark, but that’s definitely another and easier way to achieve this look.

Simon Says Stamp | Snowflake Edges - Combining Hot Foil Stamping & Heat Embossing. Video

At this point again, you can call your background done, but I wanted to step it up even more. I added some subtle ink blending around the edges darkening them. This helps to direct the eye to the center of the panel. I used Hero Arts Navy ink and Simon’s large ink blending brush and blended this color around the edges.

I trimmed this panel down slightly, not too much, just about 1/8” from each side, and foam mounted onto an A2 white top folding card base. This gave me a faint white border around the design. I also embellished each of the snowflakes with gems – I used silver gems from Spellbinders, and lastly, I added lots of little white dots using a white jelly roll pen. I clustered them mostly in between the snowflakes – adding more white to the background of my card.

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!

Simon Says Clear Stamps Snowflake Edges
Simon Says Clear Stamps Snowflake Edges
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Spellbinders Gifts of Christmas Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
Spellbinders Gifts of Christmas Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
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Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
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Glimmer Hot Foil - Matte Gold
Glimmer Hot Foil – Matte Gold
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Spellbinders Quick Trimmer
Spellbinders Quick Trimmer
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Spellbinders Quick Trimmer Replacement Blades
Spellbinders Quick Trimmer Replacement Blades
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Simon Says Stamp Blending Brush Set Large
Simon Says Stamp Blending Brush Set Large
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Simon Says Stamp White A2 Top Fold Scored Cards
Simon Says Stamp White A2 Top Fold Scored Cards
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy Cardstock
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MISTI Stamping Tool
MISTI Stamping Tool
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Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
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Hero Arts Navy Ink Pad
Hero Arts Navy Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp White Detail Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp White Detail Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
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Ek Success Powder Tool Applicator
Ek Success Powder Tool Applicator
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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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Copic Sketch Marker C7 Cool Gray
Copic Sketch Marker C7 Cool Gray
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Spellbinders Best Ever Craft Tape
Spellbinders Best Ever Craft Tape
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Bearly Art Mini Precision Craft Glue
Bearly Art Mini Precision Craft Glue
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Spellbinders Silver Mix Color Essential Gems
Spellbinders Silver Mix Color Essential Gems
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Wagner Precision Heat Tool
Wagner Precision Heat Tool
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3 Comments

    1. This is GORGEOUS! The contrast with the navy and white makes it so elegant! I’ve never thought of navy for Christmas but here it is, all dressed up in silver gems and white gel pen. Yana makes everything so classy and elegant, so TFS!

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