The House that Stamps Built and Miriam is challenging us to use heat embossing in our cards. For awhile last year my heat gun sat unused for the longest time, but lately I have been heat embossing more and more again. This card has two different heat embossed areas. The Sunlight Cat is embossed with black detail embossing powder. The embossed back piece is a new technique I tried for the first time here. You apply versamark directly onto the embossing folder (Sizzix), put your paper in and emboss. Then you put embossing powder all over the embossed paper and heat with your heat gun. I used holographic embossing powder and the piece is all sparkly and shiny. (The sample I saw on line explaining this technique used clear embossing powder.) Hard to see in the pix, but maybe a little more visible in the pix below. Real pretty in real life. I finished with a ribbon and sentiment (Repeat Impressions) cut and embossed with a nestabilities, and raised with mounting tape.
Karen's Doodles for Cute and Cuddly. I think cats are cute and cuddly- atleast mine is:)
Stamping smiles, Karen