Welcome back, two posts in one day!!! The new catalogue launches today! That means you can finally look inside the catalogue and see all the wonderful new goodies on offer. I am going to be placing a huge order today as I have been waiting 6 weeks to get my hands on some of the new items!
If you have not seen the new catalogue simply click the link on the right of my blog to open an pdf copy. If you would like a paper copy, drop me an email/message with your address and I will post one out to you free of charge. All the specials and offers launched today are shared on the blog post earlier.
I also have a Technique 101 Blog Post for you which is sharing a simple card using a technique, this months technique is Heat Embossing. It is such a WOW technique and if you have not tried it before you definitely need to give it a go….
I used a new stamp set called Love & Affection and simply stamped the sentiment and the floral designs around the edge of the card front using Versamark Ink. Versamark Ink is more sticky than normal ink and takes longer to dry which gives you time to sprinkle the heat embossing powder on to your card front. It only sticks where you have inked with the versamark.
I keep my embossing powder in plastic takeaway containers as it makes it easier to pour the excess back into the container. If you find that the powder is sticking to the card in places where it shouldn’t you really need to invest in an embossing buddy as it removes any moisture or oil from the paper which the powder will want to cling to.
Once the powder has stuck to the inked image you need to use your heat tool to melt and set your powder. Turn on the heat tool and let it heat up for 30 seconds before pointing it at your cardstock to melt the powder.
When the powder is melted it will go from dull to shiny. You can see the leaves which are bright white, they have melted and you can move the heat tool to another area to melt the powder until it is all done.
Once it is melted and cooled you should be able to run your hand over the stamped images and the melted powder will not rub off.
I then simply added some rhinestones to add some bling and you are good to go!
I did a stepped up version of this card for my cruise swap with Stampin Up which you can see here……
Please continue to hop on over to Sonia in France to see some more ideas using heat embossing….
Here is a list of all the participants of this technique 101 post, be sure to hop around and see lots more wonderful ideas using heat embossing…
Sandi MacIver – Canada (you are here)
Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand
Leonie Schroder – Australia
Erna Logtenberg – Netherlands
Heike Vass – Germany
Michelle Last – UK < that’s me
Sonia Benedetti – France
In the meantime please pop on over to my shop and place an order for all the lovely new products. If your order is £20+ and less than £150 please use the hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me.
If your order is £150+ you will receive the hostess rewards for yourself so please check out the lovely new hostess items at the back of the catalogue as there are some gorgeous ones all at subsidised prices just for people spending £150+ or hosting a party.