Heat embossed heart

Happy Friyay everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown ! When I saw this week’s palette of red, pink and gold, I envisaged a red heart with a gold pattern and knew I wanted to do some heat embossing. That magical technique that took my breath away during my first stamping class! I don’t see much heat embossing nowadays – a lot of crafters seem to be into foiling. It’s times like this that I wish I still had a craft stire near me where I could take a few classes before deciding whether to embark on the world of foiling. Alas my last store closed in late 2019 and so foiling remains off my repertoire until I get a chance to play with it!

An so gold heat embossing was on the agenda for me this evening then! I chose and older Hero Arts background stamp and got busy! Once I embossed the image, I cut it with a Memory Box heart die and coloured it with Lumberjack Plaid distress oxide ink. I lifted some ink using water.

Turning to my card base, I initially played around with a hot pink background but in the end went with a lighter shade of pink which I embossed using a Simon Says Stamp folder.

After adhering the heart, I added a Memory Box stamped sentiment and a few gold sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Love the embossed background! Although I love hot foiling- gold embossing is pretty too! So happy you joined us at CTD!


  2. This is so pretty! I love the embossed background! Thanks for playing along at the Color Throwdown this week!


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