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Birthday Balloons with Iron-Off Technique

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BalloonHi everyone!

I’m back with another card featuring the use of heat embossing. As I’ve been taking on the HeatWave class over at OnlineCardClasses and have been enjoying breaking out these powders for some fun takes on cards. For this

For this card, I wanted to use the iron-off technique as an alternative method in masking off my stamping. I first stamped the images I wanted to be in the foreground and then added a clear embossing over them. Then, I continued stamping my image being sure to overlap the embossed images. Since the embossing powder is sleek it resists ink and therefore made the second set of stamped images look like they are behind the first. To remove ink off of the clear embossed images I simply used a baby wipe and cleaned off as much ink as I could.

To iron-off the embossing powder, I sandwiched my project between a towel and a piece of paper. As I ironed over my project the embossing powder melts itself again and sticks to the scrap paper rather and removes itself entirely from the project. This leaves just the stamping and vibrant colors to show.

I love this technique in that it is an easy method at masking and is pretty precise at it as well. To finish the project off I added some detailed stamping and trimmed down my stamped piece.

Here’s a look at how the entire project came together.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Feel free to leave any questions or comments on projects you would like to see in the future!

Online Card Class – Day 7

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Hi all,

We are on to day 7 of our online card class. Today’s theme was single layer cards made clean and simple. I absolutely loved the cards posted by Julie Ebersole. Prior to this class I hadn’t really known her as a designer, but I am truly inspired by her creations and character. Her card had so much dimension and layers using ink, but no bulk.  Amazing! For today’s card I took the theme of masking and inking to create my card.

Here it is!



Card Base: Neenah Desert Storm

Masking: Inkadinkado Stamp Masking Paper

Inks: Distress Ink – Iced Spruce

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp – Absolutely Delightful, Simon Says Stamp – Sunnier Days, Simon Says Stamp – Beautiful Words, Prima – Alphabet Stamps

Twine: Crafty Basics – Grey and White

Pearls – Glitterazzi

White Pen – Uniball Signo Broad