I bought some Xuen paper months ago from a local store. I used them to made a lampshade for my house. I found that the Xuen paper becomes translucent when heat embossed it. I was quite excited because it was perfect for a lampshade.
This week, I decided to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge using this technique. And the challenge this week is “Emboss it”
I heat embossed a piece of Xuen paper with the Spring blooms clear stamps set by Wplus9 and the stamped by the same stamps set using Hero arts mid-tone shadow ink- field greens. Then I adhere the paper onto a pattern paper from the Honey 6*6 designer paper pad by the Sweetest thing. You can see the flora pattern from the pattern paper through the Xuen paper as it is translucent after heat embossing.
Although it is not a perfect card and there are still a lot of thing that I could do better, I have so much fun in making this card.
Actually it is not a handprint. Since my son is just 3 months old and I don't have any ink for making handprint at home. I just put his little hands on a sheet of vellum and then traced the shape of his hands using a pencil. And then I cut out the shape of his hands and made these two cards.
The first one, I used the Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth Round water colour 24 to water-coloured the background, by using the cut vellum as mask and then stamp the sentiment using the Chit Chat stamp sets with die cut by Lawn Fawn.
It is a birthday card for my younger brother.
The second one, I used the Thank you Grid stamp from Hero Arts, and technique learnt from Jennifer McGuire Ink, which is my favourite blog owned by Jennifer McGuire, who make beautiful beautiful cards. The technique is called “pop up stamping”
Here is my first sharing. Hope you enjoy it!