It became clear to me as I was working on this card that I don’t heat emboss very often and I’m really bad at it – LOL! Don’t look too closely or you’ll see my smudges and little areas of missing white embossing powder where I must have dragged a finger through it. All I can say in my defense is… Handmade! I made the color stripes first by tacking them down on a piece of printer paper using temporary adhesive. Each stripe of colored paper is 3/4″ x 4″. Choose any five colors, I was going for a zany kind of rainbow. I stamped the Pleasant Poppies stamp with VersaMark ink, stamped on the color stripes, and then heat embossed in white. Once they cooled after just a minute, I peeled them off and adhered them to the card front. At this point I went to Katrina and asked her which ink color I should use for the Celebrate sentiment. She said “All of them!” of course. Not knowing if it would look all right, I decided to practice first on a piece of scratch card stock. I carefully inked up the stamp with each color, pouncing it on at an angle as best I could. Some were ink pads, some were markers, based on what I have, then I gave it a huff and stamped it. I was surprised how well it looked, so I cut it out and popped it onto the card front. Wondering how I got the cute little end shapes? Take a look at the photo below – with this technique of punching “inside out”, you can use many of your punches in a new way, increasing their value and your return on investment! Hope you enjoyed this card, and thanks for stopping by. Leave me a comment, I’d love to hear from you!