Technique Tuesday - Heat Embossing - Adorable Owls

It's time for another Technique Tuesday Blog Hop. This month the theme is Heat Embossing.  This is one of my favourite technique and probably the very first technique I learned when I started stamping.  It's still magical when the powder melts and on the paper!

Today my card features the Adorable Owls Stamp Set which is one of the free items you can choose with a $60 CDN order during Sale-a-Bration.  It also features the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper - an amazing set of Designer Series Paper in such pretty colours and patterns - free with an order of $120 during Sale-a-Bration.

I created it during one of my Weekly Card Sketches - join me on Tuesday nights at 6:30pm Pacific.

Here's the sketch I used.

Now, check out this fun card.  I heat embossed the owl and the sentiment using Black Embossing Powder.  I coloured "Ollie" the owl using my Stampin' Blends to make him pop!  Isn't this a fun card! 


  1. Cut Mango Melody cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".  Fold and burnish on scoreline with Bone Folder to form card base.
  2. Cut Designer Series Paper 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Stamp sentiment in bottom right corner using Versamark.
  4. Sprinkle with Black Embossing Powder and heat to melt
  5. Adhere to card base
  6. Cut Highland Heather cardstock 2" x 4 1/2" and adhere about 1/2" from left side of card
  7. Cut Designer Series Paper (different pattern) 1 3/4" x 3 3/4" and adhere to card base about 1" from left side of card base
  8. Cut 2nd largest circle using Stylish Shapes Dies from Basic White cardstock
  9. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  10. Stamp owl using Versamark on Basic White cardstock
  11. Sprinkle with Black Embossing Powder and heat to melt
  12. Colour using Stampin' Blends - Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie, Highland Heather and Crumb Cake
  13. Cut out using Paper Snips
  14. Cut 9" of ribbon and fold in thirds
  15. Adhere to circle
  16. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals on circle over ribbon
  17. Add Iridescent Rhinestones
  18. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  19. Stamp owl in bottom right corner using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  20. Adhere to inside of card

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store on January 5th.  Add either or both the Adorable Owls (Free with $60 order) and Dandy Designs DSP (free with $120 order) to your order - place an order of $180 and get both!

Check out my Youtube Video for tips and tricks to make this card. Don't forget to subscribe to my Stamping with Melva YouTube Channel

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  1. Adorable card Melva, those owls are too cute x

  2. Cute card. The owl is sooo cute and I love the colors!

  3. The owl is adorable! I love the happy colors! I'll have to give the black embossing powder a try!


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