|Any-occasion card featuring the Hot Glue Embossing Technique|
- Starting with a piece of watercolour paper, I spritzed it liberally with water. Then I splashed drops of reinker, in the following order: Hello Honey, Pear Pizzazz and Lost Lagoon. I let the ink do it's thing...helping it along with a small paint brush in spots to ensure the entire piece of paper was inked.
- Once the paper was dry I squeezed strings of hot glue all over it. I worked from a height of about 12" above the paper to get thin strings of glue. I also at times added a couple of large daubs for interest.
- While the glue was still tacky I sprinkled the whole thing with gold embossing powder and shook off the excess. Then I heated the glue with my heat tool, melting the glue and activating the embossing powder at the same time. The glue strands smooth out nicely and also move around a bit during this process.
- I then mounted my masterpiece on a piece of gold foil paper and matted that with a piece of Lost Lagoon card stock.
- The background is embossed using the Pretty Print (retired) TIEF.
- The sentiment is from the new Work of Art stamp set.
On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Best of Greetings set (retired) and added a bit of Watercolour Wonder Washi tape.
I love the simplicity of this card...and the technique? Well let's just say I'll be experimenting with it a whole lot more once I get finished with my report cards!
Now for some fun news! I am FINALLY getting my very own craft studio!! A room in our home has recently been vacated by a gal who had been living with us and it is soon to become stampin' heaven on earth! I can't wait to get started on it. I have a design in mind and I'm getting some fantastic (free!) shelving and cabinets to make it happen. It will take some work and a whole lot of creativity, but I am so looking forward to the challenge! I am going to document my progress here during the month of July. I won't have time to get much done till then, as I am swamped with end-of the-school year craziness. I also likely won't have much time to stamp while this project unfolds, so I hope you'll bear with me. I can't wait to share this dream-come-true with all of you and, who knows...maybe I'll give you an idea or two for how you can improve your little corner of stampin' heaven ;)