Thursday, June 29, 2017

Mystery Challenge #6 and Embossing Tips

 SO you're going to do some heat embossing.  You need a bunch of balloons, and the balloon punch can be tricky if you don't line them up properly.  Here's an idea to be efficient.  I punched the balloons out of a piece of scrap.  Place the stamps in the spaces left by the punch.  Use the D block to mount your stamps, and you can stamp away quite quickly!

After stamping as you can see below on some Whisper White cardstock, use the template above again for the other pieces to add the embossing. This is known as Two-Step stamping.  Ink up the 2nd step with Versamark ink, and after stamping, spread with copper embossing powder.
 I'm showing the paper clipped to a piece of cardboard.  This is a great technique for saving your fingers from the heat gun!  It gets really hot!
Below you can see the completed embossing.
 The balloons look like a terrible mess in these two pictures, but once you line them up in the balloon punch, they punch out very quickly!  You then have 8 balloons to use for a very cute card!

 Here you can see my card for the Mystery Challenge.  Love the shine from the copper embossing powder on the purple balloons!

Here you can see the inside view of the card. I like the strings that have 'let's celebrate' written on them.  SO cute!
I haven't done the choosing for the next Mystery Challenge yet since I'll be doing a Christmas in July project.
I will either continue it through July, or start up again with the Mystery Challenges in August.
Stay tuned!

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