• Preeti

Tropical scene/Impressive Heat Embossing


Macaw in a tropical forest

Hello All,

For today's card I went with a very tropical vibe. Macaw and the tropical ferns and palms remind me of the rainforest and all its glory. Unfortunately we are losing our rainforest either because of the human greed or due to natural disasters like the fire in the Amazon rain forest. This card is a reminder for all of us to be there for each other which also means being mindful of our environment and resources.


Anyways moving on to the card, I am currently finishing up the Impressive Heat Embossing class over at Altenew Academy and this is the card I submitted for my project. This class is taught by Svetlana Marchenko and she does an amazing job teaching new techniques and different ways to use embossing powder. i was inspired by all the lessons and took a few different ideas to make my card.


I started with a heavy weight white card stock as I knew I would be heat embossing a lot and I wanted minimum warping. I used four different shades of green to build up the layers on this panel. the green inks that I use are a set of four ink pads paired from Altenew which made it very easy for the layering process. I started by ink blending with the lightest color which was Bamboo ink and after I had laid a light layer of ink, I heat embossed a few solid ferns and leaves from the Parrot Paradise stamp set in clear embossing powder. The clear embossing powder now trapped the initial light green layer in it. I then blended the paper with the next shade of green which was parrot and repeated the process again. I also stamped a few leaves with the Parrot ink on th cardstock as well. My idea was to fill the paper with leaves to look like a canopy of leaves in the forest. I kept repeating this process until I was done using all the four shades of green inks.


ALTENEW CRISP DYE INK:

Bamboo, Parrot, Olive, Moss

After I had done all the blending and embossing I took only the lined leafy images and embossed it using gold embossing powder. I kept the panel aside while I colored the Macaw. I checked on the net to see how these parrots looked. I tried my best to make it look as closely resembling in colors as the real ones in nature. They are so vibrant and beautiful.


I used Arteza markers to color this parrot as I did not have all the shades I wanted in the Altenew marker collection. I will soon have to place an order to get some. After I was done coloring the parrot, I stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set in black on a green card stock. I placed the wings of the bird close to the sentiment as if the bird was saying it.


I finished off the card by using some green gems from Pretty Pink Posh and I was done. I hope you will give this layered embossing technique a go. Here is another closer look of the card I created.

Have great day . Thank you for stopping, I really appreciate your comments and feed backs. See you next time until then, keep sharing handmade kindness.


Preeti