I love commercial cards: the art work is fantastic and the inspiration is endless! The card below was inspired by a birthday card I received that is so full of great ideas, I'll never toss it. I used just one of the ideas here . . .
After stamping and white embossing the fanciful balloons, I wanted to add some sparkle and shine. But my usual glue-pen-and-glitter method would have taken a long time and not given me the intricate designs I was hoping for.
Enter a product I've had for years and never used: Heat & Stick embossing powder! This was the perfect chance to try it out: I inked up some fine-lined circular designs with VersaMark and stamped. Then I dusted on the Heat & Stick powder just as I do with any embossing powder. Tap off the excess and heat just until the powder turns shiny – this takes only 5 seconds tops.
Now it's sticky: just dust on the glitter, brush off the excess, and you're done! I hope the photo shows at least some of the sparkle. So easy peasy: and I'm keeping my jar of Heat & Stick right on my work table instead of buried in a drawer . . . this wonderful little embossing innovation is gonna get a LOT of use!
Cardstock: Bazzill White, Generic Pink, Textured Green
Stamps: Various circle images from Hero, Stampin’ Up,
My Sentiments Exactly, The Angel Company, Stampin’ Up
“Thanks so much”
Inks: ColorBox Frost White, VersaMark, Gelly Roll Clear Star
Emb Powder: Judikins Detail White, Stamp Oasis Heat & Stick
Dies: Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio Two
Doo Dads: Past Time Stamps Ultra Fine Glitter, Oriental Trading
Enamel Dots, deckle edged trimmer