Paper Players Turn Up The Heat Challenge

It’s Wednesday – we’re half way through the week! I’ve been dragging a bit this week, so I went in search of some inspiration. I decided to play along with the Paper Players Turn Up the Heat challenge – it sounded like fun!


Paper Players Turn Up the Heat Challenge

Challenges are always a great way to go, if you’re stumped for inspiration. With a theme, it also give you a great starting point. And I just love heat embossing, so this was a good fit for me today.


I chose to use my new Studio Katia Peony Trimmings stamp set again for my card. This time, I used both large peony images, stamped together on the front panel.

Paper Players Turn Up The Heat Challenge

This card came together easily, using the heat embossing and then ink blending.


First, set up your white cardstock panel in your MISTI or other stamp platform. Align the two large peony stamps, and then cover them with Versamark ink. Stamp onto the cardstock, pressing firmly. Next, remove the panel from the MISTI, and cover with gold embossing powder. Set the powder with a heat tool.

Choose your colours to  blend onto the panel. I chose Ranger Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Dusty Concord. Apply the inks one at a time on a diagonal, with a blending brush. Next, stamp the sentiment also from the Peony Trimmings set, onto light pink cardstock with Versamark ink. Cover with the gold embossing powder, and heat set. Use the sentiment strip dies in the Peony Trimmings die set to die cut the sentiment.

Create a card base from dark pink cardstock. Glue a panel of gold cardstock to the front. Next, attach your embossed panel to the front, using fun foam or foam tape. Attach the sentiment across the bottom with foam tape. Finish off the card front by adding some gold sequins and pink pearls.

Paper Players Turn Up The Heat Challenge

The gold heat embossing is so pretty, and the ink blending means you have a beautiful card, in no time!  If you like heat embossing, you should join the Paper Players Turn Up the Heat challenge too – the more the merrier!


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Paper Players Turn Up The Heat Challenge

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

4 thoughts on “Paper Players Turn Up The Heat Challenge

  1. So beautiful Deborah! Love the color combo and the gold embossing really pops. Such a gorgeous and elegant card. Thanks so much for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

    1. Thanks so much for your kind comment, Anne Marie! It was fun playing along with your challenge this week 🙂

  2. Gorgeous card, Deb. I love how the gold and the pretty colors go amazingly well together. So beautiful.

  3. Deborah your beautiful ink blended background really shows off your gold embossed peonies to great effect. Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

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