I Love SSS Day Two & Blog Hop

Hi there! I’m back today with Day Two of the I Love Simon Says Stamp Week. (Click HERE for Day One.) This post is also part of a fun Blog Hop celebrating Simon Says Stamp’s newest release, Believe in the Season.

I’m sharing a couple of cards that features embossed foil cardstock…

I love THIS foil cardstock, especially for holiday cards. I thought I would share a few tips on embossing on this specialty cardstock in case you want to give it a try too…

*I made sure to apply THIS powder bag all over the cardstock to prevent embossing powder from sticking where it shouldn’t. I do this any time I emboss, but it’s especially important with specialty cardstock.

*To prevent warping, I taped down the cardstock to a board using THIS tape. I did this after stamping the background using VersaMark ink.

*After sprinkling on THIS silver embossing powder, I applied heat with THIS heat gun. You want to make sure to keep the heat gun moving. If you leave it on one spot too long, it will start to melt the paper (especially with this foiled finish).

I used THIS background stamp and I really like it’s size. I cut the embossed pattern in half so I would have more pieces for future cards. Using the MISTI made it easy to get good coverage. For the flowers, I heat embossed the images from THIS set using the same embossing powder on to THIS cardstock. I used THESE watercolors to add color used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out.

KEEP HOPPING
Like I mentioned, this post is part of a blog hop. Click HERE to visit the next stop on the hop, my talented friend, Kelly Latevola. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop. 
GIVEAWAY
Want to win a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp? Just leave a comment below. I will randomly choose one comment from this post to win! You have until Monday, October 24th at 8 p.m. EST to enter. Good Luck. 
Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll be back Monday with Day Three’s project of I Love Simon Says Stamp week. 
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491 Comments

  1. D.Ann C
    October 24, 2016

    What gorgeous shiny backgrounds!!

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  2. Unknown
    October 24, 2016

    ooooh! Lovin the blue one!

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  3. Glorie
    October 24, 2016

    Great cards! Thanks for the tip about embossing on foil cardstock.

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  4. Loly Borda
    October 24, 2016

    I've never tried embossing on foil! Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Diann Brodnax
    October 24, 2016

    Wonderful cards! Loving the techniques and shimmers! 🙂

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  6. Susan Eliot
    October 24, 2016

    Embossing on that foiled paper is beautiful! I wouldn't have thought of doing that … Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Nana Griffin
    October 24, 2016

    Lovely poinsettia cards especially the blue one.

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  8. dlbennett2004
    October 24, 2016

    how pretty, love the shimmer!

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  9. Katy
    October 24, 2016

    Love the foiling. Makes the cards so festive!

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  10. charly30us
    October 24, 2016

    I love the foil look! Can't wait to try this as well! Real pretty!

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  11. Fe Orot Mejia
    October 24, 2016

    Pretty cards.

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  12. Pam
    October 24, 2016

    Really nice cards!!!

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  13. Cheshire Kat
    October 24, 2016

    I hadn't thought of embossing on foil! Great Idea!

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  14. La la
    October 24, 2016

    ooooh, I love the embossed foil look! I need to make some like this; thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Neha
    October 24, 2016

    Loved the cards! Can’t wait to get my hands on the products and create some Christmas magic!

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