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Monday, November 30, 2009

Last post for today I promise

... for you ... and for me! Personally, four posts in one day is completely excessive and the only reason I am posting this last one is because I promised to let my newsletter readers know the tips for using the faux metal technique with jumbo brads.

You can see the technique in action as the flower centre on the card that I made for hubby for our anniversary today. There is a close up in the bottom left of the picture. By the way, I highlighted the debossed dots with a metallic silver pen.

So, here are the tips:
1. Use only two layers of black embossing powder - any more and it becomes a gooey mess.
2. Since the brad is metal, it gets very hot when you melt the embossing powder so use tweezers or a clip with a wooden handle to hold it while applying heat.
3. The heat also takes longer to dissipate. VersaMark your rubber and wait a little bit before making the impression - also hold the brad in place for a little longer than normal too.

So, that's it! Tips over and time to spend the evening with Hubby! Have a great night.

Card for hubbyStampin' Supplies
Sahara Sand
Taken with Teal

Stamp sets:
Cheer and Wishes
En Français
Occasional Greetings
One of a Kind
Wonderful Favourites

Basic Black
Basic Gray
Taken with Teal
Whisper White

Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon
Black Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Pretties Kit
Sponge Dauber
Stampin' Write Markers in Neutrals


Sage said...

I love how you used the wonderful favorites stamp to alter the "dear, kind . . ." stamp. (from the All Holidays set--is it different for you in Australia?)

Lin Mei said...

Hello Sage! Thanks so much for stopping by and excellent spotting! Our version is called Occasional Greetings and from what I can tell, the only difference between the two sets is that you have "hugs & kisses" while we have "now & forever".

Sue said...

Happy anniversary! :-)

Lin Mei said...

Thank you, Sue! Hubby is on an elimination diet which makes eating out just about impossible so we are saving up all the special events for a huge splurge...