Thursday, May 26, 2011

TSSC175 and Mambo Get Well

I thought I would try a new challenge I discovered this week, the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge. If you are ever suffering from a case of 'Stamper's Block', a challenge is always a good prescription. I turned this sketch on it's side, and used both dry and heat embossing to create this Get Well card.

I love learning a new technique. Today, I am sharing one I tried for the first time: embossing a brad. So easy: I took a 5/16" white Jumbo Brad, and pressed it into my Versamark stamp pad. (I held the brad with a clothespin, this worked very well). Then, I dipped it into Melon Mambo embossing powder and heat embossed. The color was not as rich as I wanted it to be, so while the brad was still warm, I dipped it back into the powder and heat embossed again. I did this for a total of three times for a nice, rich, shiny color. So much fun! I can't wait to try it again with other colors. Be sure to allow the brad to cool for a few minutes before mounting it to your project.

Stampin’ Up! products used:
Stamp sets: Fabulous Florets, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink pads:  Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Versamark
Tools: Heat Tool, Blender Pen, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Accessories: Melon Mambo Embossing Powder, Basic Black 1/8" Tafetta Ribbon, 5/16" Jumbo Brad

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1 comment:

MJ said...

This is just beautiful! You brad turned out perfect! Nice job and perfect match. I love the sketch flipped like this. Thanks so much for playing along--glad you found me!