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Thursday Tip | 12×12 | Little Moments

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Hi Pretty Little Studio fans! It’s Monique on the blog today, sharing a little “Thursday Tip” with you! Once in a while, when I look at a layout (or card) and decide something is missing I’ve got this fun technique that I fall back on and which never fails to add that little extra to my embellishments and thus to my projects: adding a layer of gold embossing powder to one or two of the items on my page. Let me show you what I’m trying to tell you. I used the beautiful Woodland collection for my layout and applied the heat embossing technique to two of the die-cut feathers:

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Here’s my completed layout:

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And here’s a little step-by-step I put together for you:

1. Gather your supplies and decide roughly on the design of your page:

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2. Decide which embellishments will get the heat embossing “treatment”. I had a hard time deciding whether to treat the feathers or the frames to a layer of gold. Grab your Versamark ink pad and gold embossing powder:

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3. Cover half of the embellishments with a piece of paper and press the Versamark ink pad to the other part of your embellishments:

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4. Cover the inked part richly with the embossing powder and shake off the excess powder:

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5. Use a heat tool to heat the embossing powder:

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6. The embossing powder will start to melt within seconds:

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And your die-cut has a new look! I just love this look! Here’s a close up of the finished page with the heat embossed feathers right in the middle!

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Here are two more close-ups of my layout:

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With the addition of some machine stitching and hand written journaling I consider my layout finished! Hope you like it.

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Thank you so much for stopping by the PLS blog today!

Monique

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  • Vicki Parker - I do like it very much. I forget about using things like embossing powder. Thanks for the tip 🙂ReplyCancel