I've been playing around trying to use stamps with Deco Foil. If you want to know more about Deco Foil click on the Thermo Web image on the left. I decided to see if I could heat emboss and then add my foil and then run it through my laminater. More on that later. Also I wanted to see if I could use a stencil and heat emboss the design. The other thing I wanted to play with was over stamping. I've done it before but was never totally happy with the results. Here is the resulting card after all my playing. I only wish I could have gotten a photo which did it justice as it is beautiful in person if I say so myself.
I used two different rose stamps which I've had for ages.I don't even think the stamp companies are still in business. I took the more detailed stamp and randomly stamped first using Memento lulu lavender dye ink. Then using the same stamp but Sweet Plum I went and randomly stamped. I only used two different inks but I've seen this technique done using three colors.
My next step was to take a scrap piece of copy paper and a border paper punch to make my stencil. I placed the stencil on my lavender card and used my eBrush with a Spectrum Noir lavender marker. Then I decided to go with my circles stencil. I laid it where I wanted it and stamped over with VersaMark embossing ink. Then I sprinkled Recollections Lilac Vintage embossing powder over the stencil. Then lifted the stencil straight up and carefully tapped off the excess. Then heat embossed like normal. I'm thinking heat embossing stencil designs would be best using simple or open designs. After adhering my panel down on my stamped card base I glued sequin trim along the top of the panel..
I then used a Spell Binder die to cut out my image. I used the same Sweet Plum ink to edged. Last but not least I pop dotted it onto my card.
There you have it my card using my heat embossing experiments. I'm happy to know that the Deco Foil works with stamps by heat embossing. When the special adhesive comes from Thermo Web I will see if I can stamp using the adhesive. I can't wait to try the adhesive with my stencils.
Do you do heat embossing? Is so how have you used it? I have a nifty heat embossing tool that one of these days I'm going to have to dust off to use.
That is all for now but do come back as I have a few other projects in the works. Plus I have some new stamps arriving in the mail soon. I took advantage of buying some stamps I like which were over stock and flat rate shipping. Can't wait to do some over-stamping with a couple of the stamps.
Before I forget head on over to http://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/ where there is a tutorial on heat embossing with more than one color. Also check out the challenges. Starting Wednesday it will be a photo inspiration challenge. Oh and keep your fingers crossed that one of my entries will be a winning one so I can buy some neat stamps.
Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!