WT701 = Leave a Little Sparkle - use glitter of any sort
Using the Encrusted Jewels technique taught to me by Loll Thompson, I die cut the tree from thin chipboard, then placed it on a warm grill on top of a layer of non-stick craft mat then parchment paper. I sprinkled it with green embossing powders. Once they had melted, I added multi-coloured chunky glitter pieces on top. The melted embossing powders holds the glitter in place. To finish it off, I melted UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) on top. I then die cut the tree from fun foam and attached it immediately to the encrusted jewel tree to give it a bit more body so that it wouldn't bend and crack.
The tree is so stunning in its own right that it really called out for a very CAS card. I stamped and heat embossed a simple sentiment, added a torn strip of cs to ground the tree, and placed it on a Sizzix label die cut with inverted corners (just to add a bit of interest). The panel is popped up on fun foam.
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Sat, Aug 18, 2018 @ 2:57 AM
The texture from that is really amazing, and the sparkle is lovely. I know you mentioned doing it this way before. I need to try it, because my gun is so hot that it tends to scorch the paper if I'm adding a couple of layers for encrusted jewels.