Saturday, January 26, 2019

52 CCT January Technique Challenge

Time for another Challenge at 52 CCT!  This time it is all about heat embossing!  

I like this challenge as I sort of got away from heat embossing lately.
Right in the middle of my project, my embossing gun died.  I had to run down to the craft store at 8 pm just to buy a new one. I knew I was on borrowed time anyway as it was over 20 years old!  I got a Paper Studio heat gun.  I was shocked as the price of the new one was what I paid for mine long ago. This one is a little more slimline & lighter in weight which makes holding & using it easier.  It heats up faster as well.  On this project, because I was embossing white on white, I took my time and stamped only a couple of snowflakes at a time.  By the time I got done, I was surprised the tool was quite warm and it even had a lot of rest as I worked the snowflakes slowly.  Hope it gives me another 20 yrs like my first one.

After the embossing was done and cooled, I rubbed 3 different colors of Distress Oxide on the card, making sure they over lapped in color.  I used Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed and Tumbled glass. Embossing does not hold the color so it is easy to wipe off the snowflakes to make them stand out against the color.  The snowflakes came from BoBunny stamps set called Snowflakes Stamp.  Sentiment was a dollar store purchase years ago.  I first had it done in white to match the card but the words just did not show up well enough so I ripped it off. I re-stamped with Versafine Onyx Black.  Versafine sometimes will stay wet long enough so you can emboss.  I used clear embossing powder on it and heat emboss the words as well.

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you play along with the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown team!  Show us what you got!  *S*


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