I did double heat embossing for TLC855 although my second layer wasn't a stencil. Instead, I used an Old Inkadinkado About Face stamp that came with a solid image on one side of the wood block and and tree outline on the other. I heat embossed the solid image in white on a piece of handsome hunter card stock and then heat embossed the tree outline image in pewter on top of the white. (I couldn't be bothered with a stampamajig, so my alignment is a little off, but that's the beauty of hand-stamped cards, right?) I colored in the star with a silver sharpie marker and the ornaments with a real red journaler.
I used some scrap patterned paper for the image mat and the die cut the shell edge from another pattern in the same pack. I had the tag all stamped and layered in my scrap pile, so I just mounted it on dimensional foam to use as a closure for the shorter card front that I also found in my scrap pile.
Thanks for the challenge. It gave me a reason to finally use this stamp after years and years of sitting in my stamp stash and to use up a few items from my scrap pile.
Date: Monday, July 12, 2021 GMT Views: 313
Stamps: Holiday Tag Team, Galerie Vernissage About Face Christmas Tree by Inkadinkado
Paper: Handsome Hunter, Real Red, whisper white, patterned paper from Holiday 12x12 pad from Michael's
Paper Size: A2
Ink: versamark, Handsome Hunter
Accessories: scalloped circle punch, envelope punch board , 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, real red journaler, Art Deco Sheells Duality die from Spellbinders, white and pewter embossing powder, silver sharpie marker, dimensional tape
Techniques: double embossing, paper punching, die cutting
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Tue, Jul 13, 2021 @ 11:13 AM
The first times I tried this were with stamping too - but on the slick surface of the initial embossing, I didn't find it easy so well done you! The shell edge is an amazingly perfect match for the tree.