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Its another Artful Crafting post…. yaaay!!! The challenge theme this month is about using different types of heat embossing techniques… All the DT members prepared gorgeous projects… Do check them out.
This post is all about making fun alpha and word embellishments using some heat embossing. Trust me its addictive 😛 …
So I started with taking out some appropriate dies from my stash. (Tim holtz- Vintage market alpha die, Heidi Swapp- create and happy, Simon says stamp-happy, Paper smooches-thanks) and then ran them through my big shot using some kraft and pink card stock. You can find some fantastic selection of Tim Holtz and Die-versions word dies at Artful Crafting. I have also made some suggestions which you can find at the end of this post.
I started with the Heidi Swapp Happy die-cut… 1. Applied versamark to the diecut…2. shows the diecut with versamark on it ..3. Added sticky embossing powder and heat set it using a heat gun…4. applied Gold Ranger foil using a scoring tool…5… shows the foiled magic!
Next I took some kraft Alphas ( F, U and N)… 1. applied versamark and sticky embossing powder to them and then applied the Ranger foil in turquoise colour…2. after I took off the foil… I could still see some spaces where the foil had not adhered. it looked really pretty and vintage….3. However, I decided to take it a step further and use another colour of foil….4.the alphas looked gorgeous with a mix of two foil colours
It was so much fun playing with Glitter!!! I used the create diecut from Heidi Swapp…1. Applied versamark and sticky embossing powder and then used my heat gun to melt it…2.. showered it in gold glitter…3. it looked so sparkly and gorgeous!!! these pictures cannot do it justice.
I repeated the same procedure as above with the alphas (L, O, V and E)… applied versamark and sticky embossing powder, zapped it with my heat gun and then ..1. used red glitter…2. they looked so pretty!
Because I loveddddd the glittered effect I thought why not check out the effect of glitter mixed with glass glitter… Glass glitter is quite chunky. I went through the same steps and above…just loved this effect!
okay if you are not bored already lets carry on 😛
I decided to make my own glitter embossing powder… I mixed clear embossing powder with some gold glitter and applied to a word die-cut which had been coated with versamark.. I heat set it and… I must say that I lovedddddd this one a lot… and I am definitely going to use this technique again and again and again.
And last but not the least, I wanted to show you the dimension you can give to your word die-cuts by using multiple layers of clear embossing powder. 1. I applied versamark over the die-cut and then coated it with clear embossing powder…. I used a some washi tape so I could easily use my craft tweezers while heat embossing this die-cut. I heat set it…3. while it was still hot, I quickly coated it another layer of clear embossing powder… You have to be really quick and prepared beforehand for this technique….4.. these die-cuts look so dimensional and glossy!
Okay thats it folks! I had a lot of fun making these embellishments… Do give these techniques a try and lemme know how it goes. Cannot wait to you your entries to the challenge.
SUPPLIES or ALTERNATIVES available at Artful Crafting
Glitter gold and red shade … check out the glitter selection at Artful Crafting.
Ranger sticky embossing powder
Ranger clear embossing powder
Heat gun (Trimcraft)
Glass Glitter by Prima (Platinum)
Tim Holtz Vintage Market Alphabet strip
Some suggestions for dies:
Tim Holtz Thinlits Handwritten Celebrate
Die-versions Sweet die
Die-versions Happy Die