Today’s card was created using our Blending Brushes and the stamp set, Shaded Summer. This stamp set is currently on backorder but is estimated to be back in stock the week of August 23rd. As of today, it can still be added to your cart and when it’s in stock, Stampin’ Up! will mail it to you (the rest of your order will ship as usual). 


Shaded Summer Cling Stamp Set


I started with a base of Thick Basic White cardstock and then added a layer of our regular Basic White cardstock that I embossed using the Animal Print Embossing Folder. Next, I stamped the flowers from Shaded Summer using Versamark ink onto a piece of Basic White cardstock. I then heat embossed the image using white embossing powder from our Basics Embossing Powders set and our Heat Tool (you can find more detailed instructions for embossing farther down in the post). I also heat embossed the sentiment using the stamp set Artistically Inked. 



Next, using one of our Blending Brushes, I blended Flirty Flamingo ink over the cardstock until I had the color I wanted. When I was done, I took a soft tissue and wiped over all the embossed parts to take off any ink that might have been sitting on top. To complete the card, I added five of our new Subtle Shimmer Sequins to the card front using Multipurpose Glue. The  sequin at the bottom of the stem was added because some of my embossing powder collected there so I hid it with a sequin. 


Blending Brushes



How to Heat Emboss

Prepare your cardstock by rubbing an anti-static pouch (Stampin’ Up! no longer carries this product but it’s a must when embossing) over the surface as it helps keep away stray particles of embossing powder.  Stamp your sentiment or image using a Versamark pad. This is very sticky ink and your embossing powder will stick right to it.  Sprinkle embossing powder over the stamped image.  Shake off any excess.  Before applying heat to your paper, heat the Heat Tool first so the paper won’t warp (about 10 seconds). Direct the heat over your image and watch as it’s transformed! 


Supply List

Below you’ll find all the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used for today’s card. If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store. 



  • Thick Basic White cardstock:11″ x 4-1/4″ score at 5-1/2″  or 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ score at 4-1/4″
  • Basic White cardstock: 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Basic White cardstock: 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″


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