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Heat Embossing with Reactive Inks

by Jessica Frost-Ballas October 09, 2019 12 Comments

Good morning! Jess here with a clean and simple holiday card in a non-traditional color palette! :) 

I love the retro feel of this month's add-ons and decided to use a classic pink and aqua palette for my card. To start I inked the tree from Meowy Christmas using Taffy and Berry Smoothie Reactive inks. I kept the Taffy at the top of the tree and the Berry Smoothie at the bottom. One fun thing about the Reactive inks is that they dry a little slower than most inks so you can actually use them for heat embossing! So once I stamped the tree I quickly sprinkled it with Sparkle embossing powder and heated it for a sparkly pink finish! I also stamped my sentiment with Embossing and Watermark ink and heat embossed it with Black embossing powder.

Next I stamped the images from Meowy Christmas with Intens-ified Black ink and colored them with Copic markers before die-cutting them with the coordinating dies. I layered the presents and the cute kitty around my tree and adhered them with a mix of regular adhesive and foam mounting tape for a little dimension.  Finally I added a little Copic coloring to the balls on the tree and topped them with a layer of Crystal Clear Lacquer for a little extra shine! And that's it!  Simple, sparkly, and there's a cat...so it's perfect for me! ;) 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful day!





Jessica Frost-Ballas
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12 Responses

Leni
Leni

October 21, 2019

Fun card! Love the colors. Thank for the info on the reactive Inks!

Stephanie B
Stephanie B

October 16, 2019

Ooo, I didn’t know the reatives were good for embossing, I’ll have to try it on my next card. Thanks for another great tip!

Kathy H
Kathy H

October 09, 2019

LOVE this retro vibe!

nancy f
nancy f

October 09, 2019

Look the clean and simple card!

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

October 09, 2019

What a sweet card! Such a fun color combo. :) I love the sparkley tree and cute cat!

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

October 09, 2019

Gorgeous Jess, I love the colours you used. Thank you so much for sharing.

Mischelle
Mischelle

October 09, 2019

Gotta love a pink tree. I see them every so often. One year we had a decorated d in a pink tree. ( four daughters, how could I not?). I made pink bows with stiffener starch, painted pint balls, decorated a bunch of gingerbread men with pink, along the edges. We couldn’t find any pink lights, (quite a few years back this was), so we used red lights that we had forever. Because they were old, they glowed a dark pinkish/purple cause the red was burning out. I would say, the tree got 50% like a few, “whys”, and a lot of male grumblings. Your tree ROCKS!

Angela
Angela

October 09, 2019

Oh! I love this so much! Mid Century art is my favorite and so are cats so this pushes all my happy buttons!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

October 09, 2019

So fun! Love the details you put into this card. Thanks for sharing!!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

October 09, 2019

Wonderful and cute CAS card :)

Bonnie Reyes
Bonnie Reyes

October 09, 2019

I can totally see this in silver, like the 50’s aluminum trees!

Mary
Mary

October 09, 2019

I love the simplicity. So clean and fresh.