Friday, 8 November 2019

Inks and Powder

Blue skies and sunshine (but cold) here today after all the rain yesterday - mad when you think just across the Pennines 40 minutes drive away they once again are experiencing floods. Although one of the downsides of living so high up on the top of a moor means you experience high winds πŸ’¨and snow ⛄ the upside is at least you don't get flooded outπŸ’§⛆🌊!

Because the weather was so bad yesterday I spent a very nice cosy time in the craft space doing what I do best - making messy!

I have never tried hot glue embossing but continuing with my decision to try out new techniques and re visit old ones and after seeing a similar card to this on Pinterest the small piece of metal left on the desk from my card here seemed to say 'Use Me'! - So I did!

I ran the metal through an embossing folder and then dropped some Alco Inks on it and simply let them run.

Out with the glue gun! Confess don't use the glue gun a lot (cos I am VERY messy), but am really pleased that I only managed to get the glue where I wanted it and not all over everywhere else!
A few blobs, then gently heated again to make warm, added some gold embossing powder and heated again.
Once finished I matted it onto an off cut of gold card before putting on the card base and stamping the sentiment.
Another 'man' card I think?

Liked doing this technique so the glue gun is still out........😏😏

18 comments:

Aquarius said...

This is an excellent result and something I might try although I must admit I rarely use my hot glue gun and often forget that hot glue is what it says on the tin - HOT!! Don't ask how I know this.

Carole said...

OOOooh I likey! This reminds me of peacock feathers Viv. Lovely colours on your metal and it makes for a very different card which as you say would be great for a man. So glad you didn't meet a sticky end with the gun!..lol Have a good weekend...drowning in water here!xx

Kathleen said...

Wow, this is really stunning.
Have a lovely weekend.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful card. The colours and textures look awesome Viv, it is a super technique to revisit.
Yvonne xx

Liz said...

This is fabulous, Viv, what a great technique. The colours are beautiful. xx

Bonnie said...

Almost makes me get out the glue gun. I, too, don't use it much. Very exciting results.

Robyn Oliver said...

Brilliant card Viv, love the technique and those scrummy colours and texture are fabulous, hugs Robyn

brenda said...

How lush Viv, it's one of those you want to stroke to feel the texture. Are you set for tomorrow?

B x

Stamps and Paper said...

Wow Viv your card is amazing and the colours are stunning, never tried using a hotglue gun but think I need to!

Anne

Wendy said...

Gorgeous colour and design, looks fabulous!
Wendy x

Mrs A. said...

Love the effect on your card. Must admit have only ever used my glue gun a couple of times. I should get out more but not whilst it’s raining.! Hugs Mrs A.

Bonnie said...

This is a fantastic card for a guy or a gal, Viv! Love the colors and texture! This is a technique I've never tried. Maybe I need to remedy that!

Pat said...

This is fabulous Viv and love the bright AI colours. I have a glue gun too which doesn't see much action so perhaps I will give this a go, and the gold embossing over the'blobs' looks great. x

Mac Mable said...

I so loved reading your post Viv...as a technique girl I am loving this stunning card. It is unique, textural and amazing x. Keep that glue gun out and here's to seeing more amazing cards x

Christine Alexander said...

love your artsy background with the glue gun Viv, thanks for the inspiration to pull mine out :)

Sarn said...

Love this . . . It reminds me of sunbeams in an autumn wood.
Hugs, Sarnie x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wow, this looks amazing Viv. It's not something that I've tried either but I may be temped to give it a go. I don't own any alcohol inks but the really do give some wonderful effects. It's a fabulous card! x

junemac2 said...

One of my fave techniques and yours is fabulous love the cool look you created
Hugs June x