52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Wednesday 19 February 2020

Funky Fossil Heat Embossed "Abstract Flowers" stencil image

I seem to be in embossing mode.  Today I created a card using a section of a Funky Fossil Designs Stencil and heat embossed the image.  A simple technique but a strong image all the same.

I started with a plain piece of white card.  I used a blending tool and an assortment of Distress Oxide Ink shades (Antique Linen, Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick and Ripe Persimmon) to create the mottled coloured background.  I made quite a large background and have only used half for this card, so I have a background prepared for a future project now.

I lay the Funky Fossil Designs "Abstract Flowers" stencil over the prepared background and masked off an 2 1/2" square area using low tack masking tape.

Using a finger dabber and the Wow! Embossing Pad, I applied the clear ink through the stencil.  I removed the stencil and shook Cosmic Shimmer, thick embossing crystals in the shade of "Blue Raspberry" over the wet patterned area.  

I used my heat gun, directed to the underside of the design as I wanted a smooth-ish finish (sometimes if you heat from the top it can have an orange peel texture).  The end result was a rather glossy tile, which I decided would be the main feature of the card.


  1. Stunning colour combo on the stamp Sam it looks so vibrant against the black card