Monday, 25 May 2015
Project 222: A heat embossed color challenge
I wanted to use today (bank holiday Monday) for 2 things: use some of the new stuff that Claire sent me and practice heat embossing. I've had mixed results with the technique and am always so envious of other people's work that I wanted to improve.
I loved the colors at Color Throwdown Challenge this week and thought I could use them as inspiration to achieve my two goals.
I took a piece of woodgrain patterned paper from the Boho Chic First Edition Paper collection and die cut a circle. I backed it onto a die cut gold scallop circle - a scrap on my desk for ages (yay for scrap amnesty!).
I used a brand new Inkadoo butterfly stamp from Claire and used gold glitter heat embossing powders. It is by far the most crisp, clean heat embossed image I've achieved to date so I am thrilled. I think I took more time, inked the stamp more thoroughly and didn't try to aggressively brush off excess. Or I got lucky- who knows!
The Beautiful sentiment is Studio G (I think?) and the two blue strips are also scraps (double yay!) that have been cut from border punches ages ago.
Two of the sequins are covering ink smears - oops! - and the rest are just decorative.
I am pleased with the outcome, and pleased to be gaining confidence in heat embossing. Now to set myself some more challenges...