Do you like guns? Heat embossing guns, I mean.
I do. It’s so cool to watch powder turn to liquid! If you don’t have a heat embossing gun, I recommend it. Unfortunately, I haven’t been using mine lately, so I thought I’d give it a go, and with a little inspirational push from Paper Crafting Tips & Tricks, I was off!
Check out these three technique squares created by Sarah J. Moerman from Paper Crafting Tips & Tricks! (You’ll find three more heat embossing techniques by Sarah and six projects incorporating those techniques in the issue.)
I tried this one too, but I used flowers instead of butterflies. The white embossing powder really does stands out beautifully against a rich color, but I didn’t pick the right stamps for the job, so I wasn’t too impressed with how it turned out compared to these cool butterflies!
I tried all three of these techniques, but this last one particularly caught my fancy. A faux wax seal? There’s something about wax seals that makes me giddy. I’m not quite sure what it is, but I just had to try it myself.
With the On Trend 6×6 pad from Crate Paper and some silver embossing powder, I tried my hand at a birthday card using this cool technique. I learned that it takes a few layers of embossing powder before it’s thick enough to create such an impression.
Check it out!
Now, would you like to win some embossing powder? I have a few different colors for one lucky winner to try! These earth-tone powders are from Shimmerz.
Just tell me which of these three techniques strikes you the most, and I’ll pick one of you randomly to take these home! Just leave your comment by Thursday, November 29th at 5 pm MST.
Thanks for checking in!