Tutorial: Thank you card using die cuts for heat embossing

Tutorial: Thank you card using die cuts for heat embossing

Today I am going to show you how to make a quick and simple thank you card that looks quite effective. I am using part of the embossing die cut technique from this previous post to use the dies to emboss the card with the added addition of using embossing powder.

Materials needed:

  • Plain basic card 5 ¾ ” x 5 ¾ ”
    • I used a Kraft card.
  • Patterned paper or card of your choice for the background.
    • I used a paper from Neroli first edition paper 6″ x 6″ premium paper pad.
  • Circle die – two sizes needed
    • I used a cut diameter size of 4″ and 4½”
  • Coloured embossing powder
    • I used Papermania embossing powder – copper
  • Versamark watermark stamp pad.
  • Heat gun
  • Double sided tape
  • Double sided foam pads.
  • Paper/card trimmer – or if currently not working like mine, use a Silhouette Cameo machine.
  • Sizzix big shot plus or any other die cutting machine.

Step 1

Cut a square from your patterned paper/card to the desired height and width for your card. To do this you can use a paper/card trimmer, but as mine is currently blunt for ease I used my Silhouette Cameo machine. I cut my square to 5, 3/8″.


Step 2 

Using the versa mark pad, apply ink to your die cut. When you emboss with the die, the ink will transfer to your card/paper. I used a little washi tape to secure my die cut in place, and used the following platforms in order: Base platform, clear plastic cutting board, silicone rubber mat, card, die, fun foam sheet and clear plastic cutting board, I embossed the die through the Sizzix machine.



Step 3 

Sprinkle your embossing powder over the card; this will cling to the clear versa ink that has been transferred to the card. Brush off any excess powder in areas where you do not want this to adhere to. Using a heat gun, heat the powder until it melts and sets.  Using the larger die one more time, cut out the inner circle from which you can cut out a further circle with the smaller die cut.  The rest of you card will be used as the outer background on the card.embossed

Step 4 

Using a thank you stamp sentiment, ink up the stamp with the versamark ink pad and stamp onto your small circle cut out. Cover with you embossing powder and heat set with your gun.

circleStep 5

Apply double sided sticky tape to the back of your outer background. A useful tip is to not pull all the tape backing off, but rather fold a small bit back and fold to the nearest edge so it is poking out (as you can see below). You can then place the item on the card and move it until you are happy with the position. Once happy, it is easy to press down and pull the tape back out securing the item in place without changing the position. tape-card

Step 6 

Apply double sided sticky foam to the back of you inner stamped circle and stick onto the middle of the card for the finished product. finished-card

I hope this has been useful and this simple card can be tailored for many different occasions.


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