Die Cutting Ellen Hutson Heat Embossing

Heat Embossed Birthday Cards: Essentials by Ellen December Release Blog Hop

Welcome to day 3 of the December Essentials by Ellen Release blog hop! You should have hopped on over to me from Audrey Tokach’s blog! Today I want to show you how you can really make sentiments stand out with just some simple heat embossing. I adore the cake from the Banner Cake die set so I paired that with the large sentiments from the Cue the Confetti stamp set!


Let’s take a look at my first card! Using different color embossing powders against a dark background is a perfect way to make your sentiments (and images) stand out. I die cut the cake image and then smeared my Versamark ink pad all over the die cut. Then I sprinkled on various colors of embossing powders (colors linked below in the supply list). I used a tiny spoon that I grabbed from an ice cream store, but in a pinch I have cut a straw in half and used a straw as well. Then I heat set!!! 🙂 BAM! Instant wow factor against that dark background.

I stamped the sentiment from Cue the Confetti, again sprinkled various colors of embossing powder and heat embossed before inlaying the die cut into the negative space of the card panel. If you look closely, you will see the black card base is popped up and the outline of the cake image is not. Finally, I die cut the cake image using some of the Modern Graphics paper pad. The die cut not only cuts out the cake outline but also the inserts of the cake as well. I used a Versamark pen to color in the boxes, added the same colors of embossing powder and heat set. I popped those images up with foam dimension.

Let’s take a look at my second card! Same layout as the first, just different colors…… This time I die cut the cake from gold glitter paper I had in my stash. I adhered the cake down to a white card base and then stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat set in Hero Arts Gold Embossing powder. Now some fun begins.

I again ran the cake die thru my machine with the Modern Graphics paper pad. I adhered all the layers flush to the card (no dimension here)…. Then I took various colors of Nuvo Drops and added them over the dots from the design of the paper. And lastly, I took my Versamark pad and swiped it all around the edges of my card (very messy like) and then heat embossing with the same gold embossing powder.

Next up on the hop is Karolyn Loncon! Head to the CLASSroom for more inspiration.

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  1. mjmarmo says:

    So pretty!

  2. Christine says:

    Both cards are fantastic.

  3. I like the embossing on these festive cake cards.


    Wow these are great celebration cards especially at this time of year, very bright & cheerful. Loving the multi coloured embossing powders on the first card, you must have a very steady hand x

  5. Amy Cooley says:

    How fun…love the silly sentiments!

  6. Denise Bryant says:

    Fun looks for the cakes!

  7. Pretty cakes.

  8. Christine says:

    Wow you’re on fire today! Awesome cards!

  9. Awesome cake cards, I love your different icings!

  10. These are two very original cards ! margessw@icloud.com

  11. Love the ink blending on the coffee card. Well done!

  12. Tara Prince says:

    very pretty!!

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