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Friday, January 22, 2016

Hot Glue Embossing

Wow, I should be sick more often.  I am getting more cards made while I do not have to be doing errands and stupid house work.   I went to the doctor to be told I have sinus, an ear infection and pink eye.  This is my first ear infection and the first time for pink eye.  I have no idea where the pink eye came from, the grand kids have not had it.  I suppose I got it at the grocery store.  I am improving every day so I think I might be well soon.

I really had fund with this card.    I started with a piece of water color paper.  I heated up the hot glue gun and then put gold embossing powder on it while it was hot.  I heated it with the heat gun and look at the pretty design I created.   I then took Ken Oliver Color Burst and put on the water color paper.  I wanted some more colors so I added Dylusions spray ink and some color shine over that.  I love the rich colors I got.  I used an MFP stamp set called Sun and Moon for the sentiment.   I added a few sequins for the finishing touch.

I am glad you came by today and I would love to know what you think of my card.

Patty over at Winnie's Whims Blog has eye candy.  Go by and take a peek...  


  1. Oh wow, what a gorgeous card!! I love the design you created with the hot glue!! The colors are amazing!! Beautiful card!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Never in a million years would I have thought to add gold EP to hot glue - the result is nothing short of FABULOUS!!! The color bursts sure gave you a beautiful palette on which to showcase the gold hot glue "phenomenon".

    I am not glad you were sick, but sure glad you had time to play and come up with this masterpiece!! Hugs! Feel better soon!

  3. this looks amazing ! great colorfull result !

  4. This is such a fun technique Shirley. I usually use this for doing drips or water trickles, but you have really created a wonderful abstract piece with the technique. LOVE IT!!! hugs :)

  5. Love the way this turned out!! The abstract design look so cool on that background!

  6. This is really cool Shirley! Just love the vibrant colors! TFS

  7. I am in love with this Shirley! Wow - I am so going to try this technique. Great sentiment for it too! Love, love, love this. Hugz

  8. Ha ha ha, I was so going to go home and put embossing powder in my hot glue gun! Doh! Then rered your description and am quite relieved! I mean I just have to try this - but I wasn't so sure EP would be so safe in the gun itself. I'm such a dork! Anyway, this is one AMAZING and totally FABULOUS project! Big kudos for coolness here!