Magic Heat

So, since falling for cardmaking, I noticed how “easy” it was to do magic with heat embossing and so I’ve watched many videos where they use heat embossing because I think it’s like magic, like many people say. But I hadn’t gotten any of the tools I needed to do some heat embossing myself…

Well, last night I was actually able to try it out and man am I hooked! I know it may not look like a lot but I think it’ll look great on a final card that I’ll post later on.

Therefore, without further adieu…

CraftyCharlieFirstHeatEmbossing

Tadaaaa! My first heat embossed sentiment! I cannot stress enough how much I LOVE this!!! I feel like a little 3-year old with a new toy!

(Sorry for the poor quality picture, I actually took this with my iPhone with very poor lighting).

Anyway, I know I got some static and that’s why you can see some of the embossing powder on the bottom there but hey it’s my first one. Also, I don’t have my powder tool yet but I shall have it soon.

I am also taking a class over at onlinecardclasses.com called HEAT WAVE that starts on June 11th I believe and I am really looking forward to leaning more about the magical heat *insert teeth smiling emoji* (you can find my proudly-worn badge at the end of this post for the class.

By the way, the powder I used for this first heat embossing attempt is from Ranger and it’s called Liquid Platinum. I have been following Jennifer McGuire’s (jennifermcguireink.com) posts lately and this is one of the powders she uses often and thought I’d give it try.

I also got myself a Heidi Swapp (heidiswapp.com) heat tool which is really pretty just because its white and gold but it’s also a good heat tool. The paper is also from one her paperpads.

I love following both of these ladies’ work for inspiration and techniques, but I’ll leave that for another post on who I look up to for inspiration.

So that’s that. Just wanted to share the excitement for heat embossing and how it has changed my crafty world forever jaja (cheesy but true). What do you think of heat embossing? Do you use it often in your projects?

Until next time,

-Charlie