Heat Embossing Techniques with Welcoming Woods

In today’s post, you’ll see four card variations that use some of my favorite heat embossing techniques with the Welcoming Woods and Classic Cloche Stamp Sets.

Heat embossing techniques are among my top favorites things to incorporate into my paper crafting. There are just so many creative possibilities! For today’s projects I’ll be using the emboss resist technique and I’ll be showing you how to heat emboss in any color using just one embossing powder! This is a heat embossing technique that I never get tired of!

My first card is a fall themed card using the Welcoming Woods stamp set from the July to December 2021 mini-catalog. I just love this set! It will be retiring soon!

See four card variations that use some of my favorite heat embossing techniques with the Welcoming Woods and Classic Cloche Stamp Sets.

To get started making this card I heat embossed the images to create my birch forest.

While birch trees have a somewhat white bark they are not completely white. Here, I’ve used Versamark and Smokey Slate ink with clear embossing powder to create my heat embossed trees. As you can see in the photo below the trees are gray and they are shiny and raised as well.

Next, I stamped my leaves in three different colors, Mango Melody, Cajun Craze and Soft Suede. These were all stamped in first and second ink so I’d have multiple shades of each of these colors. I wanted it to look like the leaves were falling and accumulating on the ground. Most of the leaves on the ground are in the darker colors since they would likely be that way in nature too.

See four card variations that use some of my favorite heat embossing techniques with the Welcoming Woods and Classic Cloche Stamp Sets.

You may also be able to see that some of the leaves look like they’re behind the branches or trunks of the trees. The resist aspect of heat embossed images is how that effect comes about.

When you stamp over a heat embossed image the ink will absorb into the cardstock around what’s heat embossed, but will only sit on the surface of the embossed images. This ink must be wiped as it will never dry in those places. I love using the emboss resist technique because it allows me to have some images in the foreground and others in the background and gives the stamping a multidimensional look.

See four card variations that use some of my favorite heat embossing techniques with the Welcoming Woods and Classic Cloche Stamp Sets.

After all the heat embossing and stamping was done I used blending brushes to add a bit of Crumb Cake ink to the bottom to create the look of the ground, and some Pacific Point ink was added to create a blue sky that fades as it moves down toward the horizon.

The Timeworn Type embossing folder was used to add some texture, dimension and interest to the white background as you can see here.

See four card variations that use some of my favorite heat embossing techniques with the Welcoming Woods and Classic Cloche Stamp Sets.

To finish off my card, a strip of Crushed Curry cardstock was added at the bottom of the focal element, to break up the white, tie the colors together from the focal piece, and ground the focal piece too.

See four card variations that use some of my favorite heat embossing techniques with the Welcoming Woods and Classic Cloche Stamp Sets.

In this last photo, I create a version of my card where I added a strip of the shimmery gold ribbon also. I like it both ways.

See four card variations that use some of my favorite heat embossing techniques with the Welcoming Woods and Classic Cloche Stamp Sets.

I am so sad that the Welcoming Woods stamp set will be retiring so soon.

It’s one of my favorite sets in the current mini-catalog. If love this project make sure to purchase your set before it’s tool late!

See four card variations that use some of my favorite heat embossing techniques with the Welcoming Woods and Classic Cloche Stamp Sets.

For the next version of my card, I’ve brought in the Classic Cloche Stamp Set to add a bit of a scene in the background. This card uses the same two heat embossing techniques.

I’ve created three different versions of this card with the Classic Cloche Stamp Set. For this first one I used Versamark and Crumb Cake ink with my clear embossing powder to heat emboss my trees. A blending brush with Pacific Point ink was used for the sky just like on the first card.

See four card variations that use some of my favorite heat embossing techniques with the Welcoming Woods and Classic Cloche Stamp Sets.

Since I wanted this to be a snowy winter scene, some Shimmery White embossing paste was added around the base of the trees and below the background scene with a palette knife.

See four card variations that use some of my favorite heat embossing techniques with the Welcoming Woods and Classic Cloche Stamp Sets.

The scene in the background is created using three different stamps layered one on top of the other. For the outline stamp I used Early Espresso Ink; the buildings were stamped using Basic Gray ink and last but not least the third image was stamped with Balmy Blue Ink that was stamped off for a lighter shade of ink.

See four card variations that use some of my favorite heat embossing techniques with the Welcoming Woods and Classic Cloche Stamp Sets.

Last but not least, I tore two white strips of cardstock and layered them on top of each other. These were placed under the focal piece for an additional bit of dimension and to create the look of snow drifts.

See four card variations that use some of my favorite heat embossing techniques with the Welcoming Woods and Classic Cloche Stamp Sets.

For my first two cards I used two heat embossing techniques, emboss resist and embossing in a custom color but for my final two cards I only used the emboss resist technique.

On the card you see below, the trees are heat embossed white embossing powder and then I stamped the scene in behind with some different colors. Once again, the heat embossed trees resisted the ink making the scene look like it’s behind the trees.

See four card variations that use some of my favorite heat embossing techniques with the Welcoming Woods and Classic Cloche Stamp Sets.

For the scene image here I’ve used Basic Gray for the outline image, Smoky Slate ink for the second image and for the third image I used Balmy Blue in second inking. The Balmy Blue is very light but I promise, it is there. I love how this one turned out!

See four card variations that use some of my favorite heat embossing techniques with the Welcoming Woods and Classic Cloche Stamp Sets.

Here’s a close up of the scene in the background. You may be able to see the touches of Balmy Blue here a little better on the peeks of the rooftops.

See four card variations that use some of my favorite heat embossing techniques with the Welcoming Woods and Classic Cloche Stamp Sets.

For my last two cards some of the Glittered Organdy Ribbon was tied around the bottom of the focal element. I just love this irridescent sparkly ribbon!

See four card variations that use some of my favorite heat embossing techniques with the Welcoming Woods and Classic Cloche Stamp Sets.
See four card variations that use some of my favorite heat embossing techniques with the Welcoming Woods and Classic Cloche Stamp Sets.

On the final version of my card there are just a few differences from the last one. The trees here are heat embossed with clear embossing powder. They’re not quite as white as the preceding version simply because the watercolor paper they’re stamped onto is slightly offwhite and that’s what shows through the clear heat embossed trees.

See four card variations that use some of my favorite heat embossing techniques with the Welcoming Woods and Classic Cloche Stamp Sets.

Also, the scene in the background was stamped with some darker colors. The outline was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the second image is stamped in Basic Gray. On this final card I did not use the third image. I wanted to rooftops to be a crisp white so it would look like there was snow on top.

See four card variations that use some of my favorite heat embossing techniques with the Welcoming Woods and Classic Cloche Stamp Sets.

Here’s another look at this card.

See four card variations that use some of my favorite heat embossing techniques with the Welcoming Woods and Classic Cloche Stamp Sets.

So what do you think of my three winter scenes? Do you have a favorite?

See four card variations that use some of my favorite heat embossing techniques with the Welcoming Woods and Classic Cloche Stamp Sets.

If you enjoyed these cards and love these stamp sets I’d recommend you buy them now!

Both the Welcoming Woods and Classic Cloche stamp sets will be retiring in early January when the July to December mini-catalog retires. I’m so sad these are going away so quickly as they are among my favorite products in the current mini-catalog!

See four card variations that use some of my favorite heat embossing techniques with the Welcoming Woods and Classic Cloche Stamp Sets.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing both my fall and winter themed cards featuring heat embossing technique.

For all the details about how to make these cards make sure to watch my video tutorial. You’ll find the video tutorial, project dimensions and a complete supply list with links to my online store at the end of this post. Please consider supporting my business by purchasing these products in my online store!

Thanks for spending some time with me today and Happy Crafting!

Melissa 🙂


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Learn how to recreate these cards using these heat embossing technique in my video tutorial here:

The project demonstration begins at around 4 minutes in case you’d like to jump ahead.

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Project Dimensions:

  • Smoky Slate Card Body: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • White Dry Embossed Layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Balmy Blue Layer: 3″ x 4-1/4″
  • Watercolor Paper: 2-3/4″ x 4″
  • Crushed Curry Strip: ⅝” x 4-1/4″
  • White Inside: 4″ x 5-1/4″

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