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02 July 2010

Friday Fun

A fun little project experimenting with heat embossing on material.

Ranger posted a short video yesterday of Claudine heat embossing on the sticky side of her canvas product. I thought I would take this idea & have a play using whatever I had to hand.

Calico fabric, sheets of double-sided adhesive, embossing powders (blue & gold), fibres, a Tim Holtz Sizzix alphabet die & Woodware heart paper punch.

I cut a heart shape freehand from an adhesive sheet & applied it to a square of white fabric.

Using the coated protective paper from the adhesive sheet, I punched out letters, using my Sizzix Sidekick die-cutting machine. I placed the die cut letters on the sticky heart, to make my masks.

I sprinkled blue embossing powder over the sticky surface, tapped off any excess & used a dry paint brush to clean away any powder that remained. I peeled off the masks & sprinkled gold embossing powder on the remaining sticky surface, again tapping off any excess powder.

The powder was then heat embossed, resulting in a glossy yet flexible surface.

I trimmed around the heart shape, fraying some of the edges.

I added a heart embellishment, by punching the shape from the adhesive sheet with the paper punch & using the same process as before.

To finish, I punched a hole through the top of the heart with my Crop-a-dile & tied my fibres.

Using the mask method gives an even level surface, but I prefer the result with the second layer of adhesive sheet. I like the raised surface it gives & as a bonus, the embossing itself is cleaner.


  1. Oh daisy, you clever girl. This is gorgeous. Love S xxx