Sweet July_Heat Embossing on Acetate

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Hello there! Today we are going to do some heat embossing on acetate and make a sweet shaker card.  I had some supplies that were begging for me to use them and I had stamped the Lia Griffith Oh happy day ice creams on watercolor paper, watercolored them and then layered with stickles. I was unhappy with them in the original design, so I had cut them out in early July and decided to use them today with another different scale ice-cream stamp to create the above shaker card.

A couple of important notes from the process, Start with a rough sketch you can see mine in the video below or on my YouTube Channel

also, you do not need to stamp out, decorate, color and fussy cut all of the little ice creams, popsicles inside the window, the cards would be just as nice if you stamp them within any size window and color them however and with whatever you wish or just “paint them with stickles” to give them sparkly goodness.

When heat embossing on acetate there are three things you must do:

  1. Prepare your acetate with an anti-static powder tool of some sort.
  2. Make sure you  pre-heat your heat gun.
  3. Do not hold it too close, or in one position for very long.  Move the heat tool further away and back and forth in quick bursts, this will keep the heat resistant acetate from warping or burning.

I hope you enjoy this card and inspiration, see you soon, Lee Ann