Sunday, April 6, 2014

Old dog...new tricks..

Hi,

I am referring to myself in the title of my post :)

Yesterday my new Ranger heat tool arrived..

I have tried heat embossing before, very early on in my craft career, I really didn't get the hang of it and so sold the tool and all the powders.

This time, I decided that the Ranger tool might work better, as it is shaped like a hairdryer and easier to wield.

I think I have got the hang of it now and really enjoyed learning - thanks to a couple of really good tutorials on YouTube - LOVE YouTube for this.

My main card today uses glitter embossing powder and clear ink on red paper to make it all pop..I had tried a few of these lotus flowers and finally nailed it with this one! Here is a close-up of the flower.

Lotus Flower close-up
The next card uses red ink, with clear embossing powder - I love the shiny slightly raised finish you get with this technique.

Coloured ink with clear embossing powder
I'm not convinced you can see it as well as I can - but trust me it works!

Thoughout, I have used Pink Petticoat Quatrofoil papers, Dovecraft inks and Recollections embossing powders. The lotus flower stamp was a freebie and both the with Love and birthday wishes stamps are by Papermania.

I am pretty pleased that I have learnt how to do this and will continue to practice.

Cx

3 comments:

  1. That lotus stamp is incredible! I think that technique will be your friend - the white and red is a fantastic combo on both. I wish I was down the road to do a playdate to try this out!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Boo...I want you here to try it out too :( Next year we are doing a weekend of playdate!

      Delete
    2. I love these cards and I also love using this technique...I nearly always use it when stamping settlements. The red and white colour scheme is gorgeous! Carole Z X

      Delete

Thanks for swinging by and leaving a comment, I appreciate it..I will come and visit you too! IF YOU GET THE I'M NOT A ROBOT COMMENT, IGNORE IT AND CLICK PUBLISH AS NORMAL.
Thanks Cx