Michelle Last

Hug in a Mug from Stampin’ Up!

Who likes hot chocolate?  Then I have the perfect stamp set for you!  Hug in a Mug from Stampin’ Up! is a really cute and you can make up your mug with different elements to personalise it.

Hug in a Mug From Stampin' Up!

I stamped the mug onto watercolour paper using StazOn so that I could watercolour the mug and add detail using the cute little stamps in this set to customise your mug.  I also used the stitched shape framelits to cut a circle around my stamped image and then sponged the edges using Blushing Bride Ink.

I used my aqua painter to add the base of the mug to ground it rather than leave it floating.

The gorgeous scallop circle framelits were used to cut a Smoky Slate Mount. I just love the pink and grey colour combo.

I punched a hole and tied the tag to a treat tube which was filled with hot chocolate powder.  Those treat tubes are so versatile and can be used for so many things.

Hug in a Mug from Stampin Up

The stamp set and products I have used to make this project are all available from my online shop.  Simply click the order online button on the top right of my blog page or click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my online Stampin’ Up! shop.

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Heat Embossing using Hello Friend from Stampin’ Up!

Technique 101 with Michelle Last

This months technique is heat embossing a real favourite of mine and I use it a lot as it really adds a pop and definition to your projects.  It is also perfect to use on those hard to stamp materials such as vellum.

Hello Friend from Stampin Up

I went super simple and embossed the wreath image direct onto Smoky Slate cardstock.  I then added the greeting in black ink and added a gingham bow and some rhinestones – really simple.

How to Heat Emboss
  • Sweep the embossing buddy across the cardstock to absorb any sticky or greasy areas on your card.
  • Ink up the desired image in Versamark Ink and stamp onto the cardstock.
  • Sprinkle over the chosen heat emboss powder, tapping off any excess.
  • If you have grains of embossing powder which are stuck to the cardstock where they shouldn’t be, rub them off or remove with a dry paint brush.
  • Turn on your heat tool and wait approx 20-30 seconds for it to heat up until you point it at the stamped image and watch the powder turn from dull/matt to a shiny sealed image once they are heat set.
  • Your image will now be heat set and permanent.
  • Be careful when embossing on delicate paper or cardstock such as vellum.
  • Remember to turn off and unplug your heat tool when not in use.

Let’s go and see what the other design team have made using Heat Embossing.  Next up is Frenchie, click the next button below but if you get lost then the list of particpants is shared below.

Technique 101 Next

 

1. France Poitras Martin – USA
2 .Sandi MacIver – Canada
3. Leonie Schroder – Australia
4. Carmen Morris – Netherlands
5. Heike Vass – Germany
6. Michelle Last – UK < You are here

If you wish to purchase any of the items I have used to make this card, they are all available via my online shop.

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