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So I went old school for this "favorite technique" challenge..... Heat Embossing and the Gold Krylon pen! I thought both were so fancy when I was introduced to them! I still love both but find myself reaching instead for my Copics regularly. My poor heat gun doesn't even remain plugged in all the time anymore. I think heat embossing was a wow moment for most beginning stampers. And the Krylon pen... I used it on every edge imaginable for years!
I embossed the Irish Blessing using Versafine Olympia Green and Clear Detail EP. I added a few of the little die cut Shamrocks to the front. I curled them a bit and used Dimensional Silicone to pop them up. I love the detail on this die. After I cut the image out using Labels 29, I lightly airbrushed around the edges using YG61. The imprint on the edge from the Nesties leaves a nice line to follow with the Gold Krylon pen. I hand cut the additional white layer. I added a few gold adhesive nail heads around the edges.
I always add a liner on the inside. I like the way it looks and it balances out the layers on the front... weight wise. I added my fave border die along the bottom. I used Perfect Layer Rulers to add a 1/16" border around the white liner.
- Stamps by Impression Obsession: F1384 Irish Blessing
- Ink: Versafine Olympia Green and Detail Clear EP
- Dies: DIE017-V Border Duo One by IO, DIE065-AA Shamrock Die by IO, A2 Locking Loops by Spellbinders, Labels 29
- Paper: Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
- Other: Foam Tape, Copic ABS, Gold Adhesive Nail Heads, Dimensional SIlicone, Gold Krylon Pen, Perfect Layer Rulers