Sunday 2 March 2014

Technique Sunday!

Hello friends
I doesn't quite have the same ring to it as Friday Die Day...
I'm going to work on a more inspired name!
Nonetheless - today I'm bringing you a little technique using
Scrapbook Adhesives - 3D Foam Hearts 
(although this technique could work on all their 3D foam products).

Firstly when you use up all your 3D Foam Squares do not throw away the pieces of
backing paper.  Use a piece of this to place a 3D Foam Heart on to and then
it is easy to remove and place on your project.
Both sides of the heart are high tack - lift the paper layer and remove.
Sprinkle with embossing powder
Shake off the excess. 
Heat with a heat gun/tool, I prefer to keep it on the lower temperature and move
the heat around slowly.  You can see here how it is bubbling and turning metallic looking. 
As soon as the whole surface is shiny, lay it flat and push a stamp into it.
I chose a script stamp but any others would work. 
It leaves an embossed image which looks really effective.
Your stamp will be fine too, no worries of hot embossing powder stuck to it, 
a quick wipe and it is back to new.

I'm going to be experimenting with more of the 3D Foam shapes, especially now
there is butterflies!! 

Take care friends - enjoy your Sunday, I'm back tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

Great idea, looking forward to seeing more x

Magzeeann said...

Hi Christine.Loving this idea,will try it out later. Looking forward to more of these little gems.Love and hugs to you all,
Maggie x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Great idea, how did you think of this?
Looking forward to seeing more.

Chris said...

Hi Christine, great technique, I forget to do things like this, so it's good to have reminders to get the embossing powders out. Have a lovely day.
Chris xx

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Christine, good idea, to colour co-ordinate embossing.
X Ros

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, I discovered these foam shapes a while ago, through you and I love them! I used this technique on some hearts last year and it is really effective, but it had temporarily slipped my mind, so thanks for the reminder! Happy Sunday, Carole Z X

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Christine a brilliant idea, thanks for the inspiration. Susan x

Wendy L said...

Great technique. xxx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
A great idea the heart looks really good,I have not seen this technique done beforehand,looking forward what else you do. Take care. x.

hazel young said...

Lovely heart and fab idea thanks for sharing xx hazel

Janice said...

Hi Christine
What a fab idea, and I love the effect of the stamp in the embossing. Would make a lovely embellishment!
Have a lovely Sunday too.
Janice x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

What a fabulous result I love it

Jean Z said...

Good idea Christine it's good to have new ideas love them. love Jean Z xx

Unknown said...

A great idea to make totally unique and co ordinating embellishments
Janice W

melanie said...

stunning .melanie

loftylass said...

Hi Christine... great post... you've jogged my memory today... I have tried this out in the past but completely forgot this way to enhance an embossed area.

Maggie said...

Hello Christine - Skills on Sunday perhaps? Great to be reminded of techniques though that are worth revisiting and using with new embellishments. xxMargaretxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. I haven't thought of pushing a stamp into the hot embossing powder. Will be trying it out later. I thought of Show How Sunday, but like Maggies Skills on Sunday too. Take care.

SusanP, Kent said...

This technique gives a unique embellishment for little cost and effort. Brill idea to keep the backing sheets from used up foam squares.

LoraineC said...

I like the look of this idea and you've made it clear and simple to follow thanks for sharing x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, What a fabulous idea, and the finished 'heart' looks stunning. Looking forward to more tips !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Christine, thanks for this brilliant technique. How ingenious using a stamp on the embossed surface to create texture.
Hope you had a lovely day.
Elizabeth x

Laura O said...

great idea Christine ,Laura O

AnneRD said...

An idea to copy Christine, lovely with the stamped feature. Anne x

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