Layered Heat Embossing // My Favorite Things

Early morning dash to Mass, and after celebrating St. Clare's feast day with lots of sugary donuts, I'm starting to come down off my sugar high.
So hopefully this post is coherent, because everything in me is screaming for a nap (naps are the best.) But I decided to struggle on for the sake of the faithful readers out there who have probably been out of their minds with worry during my almost-one-week blogging absence.
I really do need to take that nap.

This card is for the MFT Color Challenge #26 and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge Food or Drink.

I used the delectable (sorry, couldn't help myself) Piece of Cake stamp set. I LOVE the sentiments in this stamp set ("Let's celebrate your existence with cake" - *chuckle*), but for the sake of the design, I used another MFT favorite (now retired - sorry!), Framed Greetings, for the sentiment.
I plan on adding "cake is my other favorite thing" (or something of that gist) inside the card.

The background was stamped using Brilliance Moonlight White and a little present image from the freakin' adorable Birthday Bears stamp set.
This cake was so fun to heat emboss and use up some colored embossing powders! I actually heat embossed the candles on the already heat embossed pink icing - super fun, but just make sure you put lots of anti-static powder (or cornstarch) on the first embossed layer before going in for seconds. ;)

It's hard to tell in the first photo, but I added some Stickles for the candle flames and the filler icing. Adds a little zing! to the cake.

Okay, well, my mind has officially stopped cooperating with me, so I'll leave you with this strange post and bright card.
I mean, goodbye!



Cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Bazzill
Stamps: My Favorite Things "Piece of Cake", "Framed Greetings" and "Birthday Bear"
Ink: Versamark, Brilliance Moonlight White
Other: embossing powders (Hampton Arts), washi tape (Target), Stickles

Tools: heat gun, 1" circle punch


  1. So glad I get to comment on your card, Clare! I'm so impressed with your double embossing - I hear from a friend that it's very difficult on black no matter how much anti-static stuff you use ....I love that you used a piece of washi tape, too, so fun! Thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Cute and very fun card - love the embossing - and I think you could enter it into the Food challenge over at DoubleClick - Here is a link for you!! Would love to see it in our gallery!! http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/2015/08/thank-you-cherry-much-use-food.html
    Taunya Butler

  3. simply fabulous slice of cake! :) Thanks for joining us on the MFT Challenge! :)


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