Monday, December 29, 2014

TAWS New Release Peek Day #2

Greetings Crafty Friends!!

I'm so happy to be posting my first official sneak peek for The Alley Way Stamps or TAWS!  Today I'm peeking a sentiment set called 'Bubbly' and it's fantastic with open work letters which make it perfect for all kinds of techniques!
Today I've stamped on this heavy weight vellum 55 lb to be exact.  It's seriously amazing stuff.  I used my anti-static powder tool to clear the vellum from having any embossing powder stick where I didn't want it to.  I then inked my stamp with black craft ink and then coated it with black embossing powder.  I let my heat gun warm up for a good thirty seconds before bringing it to the vellum to heat emboss.  I find this gets the job done faster and creates less of a chance of burning the paper.
Once my heat embossing was done I coated the interior of the letters with my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen/brush.  It's hard to capture in the photos but it adds just a subtle shimmer when you see it in person.
For the background I took a piece of watercolor paper and my Heidi Swapp spray mists in gold and red and splatter painted the background.  I stitched a line of red/white thread on the top to anchor the two panels together and then added a few sequins for an added pop of texture and shine.
Thanks for coming by today to see my project!!  See you soon for the TAWS blog hop happening on December 31st!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

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