Saturday, 28 January 2017

Advice from Nancy

AA few days ago, I posted two cards using coloured pencils on kraft cs.  I loved the one with the white embossed outline but was not so happy with the one using just black stamping with no heat embossing.

One of the comments on the cards was from Nancy Littrell and she suggested that a black heat embossed outline would make a huge difference so I decided to CASE my own card and try Nancy's suggestion.

Here's the card I was not so happy with - it has no heat embossing, just ink:

          And here's my remake with the embossing:      

Nancy's suggestion made all the difference.  (Thank you, Nancy!)  The heat embossing sets off the colouring of the flowers so much better.   Do you agree?

Supplies for the new card:
Stamps - Penny Black poppies, unknown sentiment
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Paper - dark cream, black, and kraft cs
Size - A2
Accessories - coloured pencils, clear embossing powder, fun foam


  1. Now that's a good idea caseing your own card. Yes the black heat embossing does look crisper and makes the colours pop x Fabulous job x

  2. What a huge difference Susan...glad my suggestion worked for you. Love how you posted your cards side by side and added part of your message down the are so clever my friend :-) Happy Stamping, Nancy

  3. That bold black heat embossing is the perfect punch. Your colouring is really beautiful, love it!

  4. That does make a big difference! ! The muted verses crisp are both nice looks! I actually did something similar with just black stamping on kraft so I think I will try the embossing.

  5. amazing difference the black embossing really makes the image pop.

  6. The black embossing really pops the image! I love it...and love the kraft! Thanks for the 'demo'!

  7. It's pretty incredible the heat embossing makes. The darker black makes the colours seem stronger and pop more on the kraft paper. Great advice, great experiement. Thanks for sharing this awesome tip! xx


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