You know the saying, 'necessity is the mother of invention'? This technique came about because I really wanted to use glitter on the little heart, but knew that Tim was not a big fan of glitter. To keep the mess contained, I knew I had to encase the glitter somehow. UTEE to the rescue! Here is a quick tute - hope you like it!
Ranger Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE), Inkssentials Glue n Seal, Ranger Adirondack Dabber - Silver, Ranger Distress Embossing Ink, Sizzix Heart Die (Love Struck Movers and Shapers), Chipboard, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Word Stickers, Silver Glitter, Heat Gun
Step 1: Cut heart from chipboard using Sizzix die and paint with Adirondack Dabber.
Step 3: Coat heart with Glue n Seal, making sure to avoid the sticker.
Step 4: Cover heart with glitter, pressing down to make sure it adheres. Let dry completely. If your glue is a little damp, it will cause bubbling during the next step.
Step 5: Sponge heart with embossing ink (using a sponge will keep your pad from getting contaminated with glitter).
Step 6: Coat heart with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE).
Step 7: Using heat gun, heat UTEE until it melts. When it cools, sponge with more embossing ink and add another layer of UTEE. Heat that layer until it melts and smooths out.
Ta da! No glitter mess here. I love the look of the sticker under the UTEE too. Very cool!
Sunday Stampers challenge. Make sure you check out Hels' inspiring blog and have a peek at all the wonderful submissions.
There is also another fantastic challenge going on right now - over at the Inspiration Journal blog, we're challenging you to 'Put a Heart on It'. Check out the post here to get all the deets.
All the supplies I used are listed in the tutorial and below, and can be found at Inspiration Emporium. Don't forget to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% off your total!
Sizzix Mini Love Struck Movers and Shapers Dies
Sizzix Tag and Bookplates Die
Sizzix Mini Baroque Die
Sizzix Distressed Doily Die
Sizzix Valentine Background Texture Fade
Idea-ology Tissue Tape - Commute
Idea-ology Word Bands
Idea-ology Word Stickers
Idea-ology Kraft Resist Paper
Snow Cap Dabber
Kraft Core'dinations Paper