30 Days of Creativity (Day 10) Toaster

Today’s inspiration ‘toaster’ actually gave me a bit of a laugh! It reminded me of when I used to use my toaster (or cooktop) to heat emboss, before I purchased my first heat gun. I had many interesting experiences doing it the old way, including burnt fingers and singed paper. Once, the paper actually combusted and fell to ashes in my fingers! 🙂

Using a toaster is entirely OK if;

  • You don’t own a heat embossing gun; OR
  • You want to save time so you craft and make afternoon tea at the same time; OR
  • Your heat embossing gun blew up from overuse and you are waiting for your new one to arrive 🙂

I decided to make a card today using a lot of heat embossing. It’s actually a great technique to use in cold weather, kept me nice and warm.

I was SO excited when I saw the bird cage from the ‘Nature Walk’ stamp set come out in white embossing powder, it looks breathtaking. Definitely a big ‘Ooooh’ from me.

It is really important to use the embossing buddy when white embossing on black card. There is nothing worse than a few stray bits of embossing powder popping up in the wrong place. Rubbing the embossing buddy over the cardstock ensures that most of the strays get brushed off before you heat the powder.

Stamp Sets: Nature Walk (Autumn/Winter mini catalogue), EnFrancais

Ink: Versmark, Basic Black

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Basic Black

Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Vintage Brads, Heat Tool