Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Utee Embossing - Valentine Card
One of my favorite things about making cards is getting in there and altering paper to create what I want. Utee, ultra thick embossing enamel, is just TOO much fun! With this product you can create unique embellishments that fit the project you are designing. I use it whenever I can find an excuse to.
For this card I covered a chipboard heart with red ink, stamped the sentiment in white, then embossed it with Utee 3 times. If you have never used it, all you do is cover the heart with VersaMark, dip into Utee, and heat with a heat gun. As I am embossing, I usually hold the piece with some sort of clip, because the gun produces high heat and you can burn yourself. I repeated the steps 2 more times and allowed it to cool with a ripple effect.
To create the "Valentine" sentiment, I sprayed card-stock with Tsukinek's Walnut Ink, stamped the sentiment, cut it out and distressed the edges. Walnut Ink is another of my favorite tools that I use to alter paper by distressing it. So much fun!
Thank you for visiting & happy stamping!