Friday, February 9, 2018

Faux Enamel Hearts

There's a new technique floating around in blog land -  Embossing Powder Faux Enamel Hearts and I just used it to make two cards.

I made this one for two challenges over on Splitcoaststampers - The Free for All challenge was Red Hot Love -  and the MIX challenge was Touch of Wow (use a technique that wows you!)

I used the Embossing Powder Faux Enamel technique on a die cut chipboard heart - and the heart on my card was the residual melted powder stuck to the parchment paper you use with the technique.  It peels right off the paper and feels like thin rubber.
I thought it looked like a graffiti heart and my card design took shape.
I used 3 Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powders on my heart -  Red Geranium, Pink Peony and Tiger Lily
For my second card I used the actual Faux Enamel heart that I created using the technique.  This time I used Cranberry, Gold and White embossing powders on the  mat board die cut heart.   Here's a close up of the heart.  It's really shiny IRL!
And here's my card.
I die cut little hearts out of cork and embossed a panel of watercolor paper along the top and bottom.  The heart is up on foam dots and I stamped the simple sentiment on the card.   I layered the panel to a piece of gold paper and then to a white card base.

Here is a link to Marion Emberson's video on the Faux Enamel technique (thanks to Nancy!)

I'm linking my red heart card to:
Frilly and Funkie Challenge -  All You Need is Love

I'm linking my pink heart card to:
I used cork, faux enamel technique, embossing, and stamping
 and also to the Happy Little Stampers

Red Graffiti Heart Card
Paper: Smokey Shadow - PTI DP Textures Paper Pad - JoAnn
Accessories: Betty Crocker Silicone Parchment Paper, Heat Tool, Wendy Vecchi Embossing powders Red Geranium, Pink Peony, Tiger Lily, Cupids Arrow Die Collection - PTI, Heart full of Love Die - MFT (retired), Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers/Occassions,.

Pink Enamel Heart
Stamps:  My Heart - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Paper:  white - PTI, Canson Watercolor paper, Gold Metallic Kraft Stock - Idea-ology/Tim Holtz, white matboard - Sizzix
Accessories:  Adirondack Cranberry Embossing Powder, Copper Embossing Powder - Ranger, white embossing powder - PTI, foam dots, Tombow Glue, thin cork - Staples, Love Embossing Folders - Tim Holtz/Alterations/Sizzix, heart die - MFT (retired), heat tool,  Betty Crocker Silicone Parchment Paper - Amazon, Splendid Stitched Hearts die - Poppy Stamps.


Jo Manna said...

Great techniques and beautiful results Julia. Love how your ❤️ Cards came together. xx

Marcia Hill said...

Both of these are FABULOUS Julia! Can't wait to give this technique a try...hopefully this weekend! I really like the colors you used...the pink one's my favorite! Thanks for sharing!! 😊

nancy littrell said...

Wow...2 beautiful and artsy Faux Enamel hearts, Julia. I Love how you designed both your cards. It was so cool how you added the cork hearts to your 2nd card. Wouldn't this technique be fun for frosting on a cake or cupcake?!? That is what your 2nd heart reminds me of...Great results with the new technique, my friend. TFS Hugs...

Loll said...

Oh my gosh ... these turned out beautifully, Julia!! Great job with this technique. I need to give it a try soon!! xx

Trina P. said...

Beautiful cards, Julia. You did amazing with this technique. Love the colours of your second one. So pretty.

Bonnie said...

Wow, Julia, your hearts are gorgeous! Love the one from the leftover parchment paper! How nice to get a twofer with this technique! Your second heart is so elegant and the embossing and cork hearts add even more wonderful texture and dimension!

Christine Alexander said...

I just blew a heat gun on this but still can't wait to try again. these two cards are amazing Julia. love the faux enamel.

Susan said...

The faux enamel heart is stunning - and what a beautiful card you made with it! Great use of the leftover melted powder on your graffiti card!

Mac Mable said...

Wow....Amazing cards and such a unique technique. What a great effect and such beautiful colours on both of your cards x I am so going to make time to give this fabulous technique a go x Thank you for the inspiration x

Sara Barker said...

Julia, you've shared a pair of lovely cards, and those hearts are incredible! I've not heard of this technique, but I'm sure going to look into it! Thank you for your beautiful inspiration! Happy Valentine's Day! Hugs!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

That is a great technique! I love the embossed panel above the heart. Such a lovely contrast! Thanks so much for joining the fun at the Frilly and Funkie All You Need is Love Challenge!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Wow, Great cards...Love love this faux enamel technique..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies Challenge . Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal