Thursday, August 15, 2013

Neon Embossed Card

This Neon Embossed Card was made for my teenage niece. I find it challenging to make a card for a teenager. I'm always worried it won't be "cool" enough. Well... whether it's cool or not, I had a lot of fun using my heat gun and neon embossing powders to make it. I do have a TIP to share- when heat embossing I use a silicone pinch grip to keep from heating my fingers. It works really well and you can find them in the kitchen section of most big box stores.

The design for this card is based off this weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. I love using circles and knew this sketch would make a fun card for my niece. When selecting the colors I went with her favorite Neon Pink and then played around until I settled on Tempting Turquoise, Neon Green, White and Black. The black panel was in my scrap bin and only needed a little trimming. I love it when I find a scrap that fits! The final touch was three white brads that I heat embossed with Neon Pink embossing powder. Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic Friday!!!

My Neon Embossed Card is entered into the following challenges:

Silicone Pinch Grip


  1. omg, the silicone grip is a freaking genius idea! I have a 'clamp' type tool that is about the size of a pen, but it can leave a dent in the paper. I think they even have these at the dollar store....
    Neon is so on trend right now - I understand that 'teen card' anxiety but I'm pretty sure she adores every single thing you make her - even when she's acting cool :)

  2. STUNNING neon colors here Andrea and that tip is excellent. I've never heard of such a thing and it's wonderful! Absolutely gorgeous embossing detail on this card. :)

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday and sharing your talents with us!
    Lisa xx

  3. What a cute card for a teen! I love the colors and embossing, and the fun circle patterns. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. These colors are definitely "cool"!! Great idea on the embossing! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!


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