Last October 2010 I mailed a card to my girl friend Diane in Alabama. A few weeks ago I found it my mail box. One can only wonder where it had been. The envelope was a little dirty and the stamp was missing but otherwise it was fine. I checked to be sure the card was unharmed, took a photo of it and sent it on again. I'm happy to say this time it actually got to her.
I didn’t have a rectangle die so I used my Spellbinders Big Scalloped Squares LG and cut thru the center, over lapped the center scallops and used my ribbon to hide the cut. I stamped the corners in green chalk ink then embossed with Sparkle EP. I printed the sentiment on Word then cut and embossed with Classic Oval Lg. I used Crayola glitter glue around the edge and layered on to a Classic Scalloped Oval Lg. The Ribbon and Lace were thrift shop finds. The flower and dragon fly were in a blog candy from Pam of Smiffy’s Cards. Thanks Pam!
“Cheap Trick” I found some EP in a yard sale grab bag but didn’t have a heat tool. I tried the microwave, the oven, holding it over the toaster, and even heating up a skillet. I wouldn’t advise any of those.
What worked beautifully was my iron. After stamping with Versamark or chalk ink and sprinkling with EP I held my paper with a clothes pin or tweezers. One area at a time, I gently rubbed the back of my paper against the iron in a circular motion, just until the EP melted then moved to another area. Until you can afford a heat tool or if yours dies you can use this method in a pinch.
If you do this please be very careful. To prevent bumping into it, set your iron well away from your work area on a solid heat proof surface.
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