12.04.2016

12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist // Hero Arts

Hello all! I'm so excited to be participating in this years Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist event as a guest designer.

I was lucky enough to be paired with the one and only Jennifer McGuire, with the challenge of die cutting felt.

For my tag today, I not only die cut the felt, but I did a little heat embossing on the felt as well!


I'm not gonna lie - heat embossing on felt can be a little tricky. I treated it like paper for the most part, making sure I added a lot of anti-static powder to the felt before embossing. I stamped Hero Arts Holiday Mittens on the felt firmly with Versamark ink, and then added some Hero Arts embossing powder

Now, the whole heat part - this is going to vary depending on what your felt is made off. If your felt isn't 100% wool, then you need to be extra careful when adding the heat, otherwise you could melt the felt as well.
A couple tips for getting a crisper heat embossed look (neither of which I followed because I was too lazy;)) :
  • Use pre-stiffened felt, or stiffen it yourself using fabric stiffener spray.
  • Sandwich the felt between two layers of paper, then iron. This will keep some of the stray fibers down and out of the way.


After die cutting my mittens, I adhered them onto a kraft tag that I had die cut and heat embossed a sentiment on, as well as a little watermark woodgrain stamping.

A big thanks to Ellen Hutson for inviting me to participate in this awesome event! Check out their blog for even more Christmas tag inspiration!

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SUPPLIES


Cardstock: Ranger
Ink: Versamark
Other: Hero Arts white embossing powder, gems, string, felt

Tools: Cuttlebug, heat gun, Hero Arts Holiday Mittens and Infinity Tags die

3 comments:

  1. Really nice! The embossing looks great on the mittens. Thanks for the tips.

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  2. Oh my, I love, love your cute little mittens and the color too is fabulous...these are super cute heat embossed!

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  3. How very clever of you to heat emboss mittens. Adorable. And now we've all learned from you what to avoid. Well done, Clare.

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