Heat Embossed Butterfly Card

Ready to use your stash a bit differently? Try our heat embossed #sprayembossingpowder technique for a refreshing take on heat embossing that allows you to enjoy crafting more, too! We allowed SOME of the granules of embossing powder to stay on the card & melted them on, taking full advantage of the texture and shine of the melted powder. We used 3 butterfly stamps from LovefromLizi but any stamps would work for this. This technique works for larger sentiments with brush lettering or a die cut sentiment because of the building up of a few layers of embossing powders, tiny sentiments may not be as easy to read. It never hurts to try a heat embossing a stamped sentiment on scrap paper using this technique to see how it works for you. You many be surprised! Or, you can simply die cut your sentiment out of specialty paper to add after you’re done with embossing like we did. The effect is fun, easy and unique. This card was in our 10 cards, 1 kit video but we wanted to cover the technique more thoroughly here:

How to use Nuvo Mousse

We have been busy putting nuvo mousse to the test! What makes nuvo mousse different as opposed to other embossing pastes or mixed media products? Well, we set out to answer some of those questions with the hope of a fun video helping you! Nuvo mousse is made by Tonic, and it comes in an array of colors with shimmer. Unlike other embossing pastes/wax of the not too distant past, you do NOT have to worry about contamination if you use your fingers for application from the jar to paper. Actually, nuvo mousse is perfect for using your fingers for quick crafting or mixed media; however, you may use spatulas if you’d like. It’s a smooth, creamy paste but it can have texture. It’s a unique product we purchased from lovefromlizi.com & some colors from Amazon.com. We tried some “typical” crafting techniques, but we wondered about other possibilities. Some of things tested in this packed & interesting video: embossing/heat tolerance, mixing colors, coverage, DIY paints and sprays, lettering, etc…. HINT: You never know how things will turn out! Also, keep a few baby wipes around to clean hands, spatulas, brushes quickly. Have Fun & enjoy your weekend! Stay crafty, my friends!

 

Making Embellishments Using Nuvo Drops

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Nuvo Crystal Drops are a unique alternative to more expensive embellishments.  The bottles go a long way and you can mix the colors to create your own look.  The video below shows some ideas on how to use Nuvo Drops to make your own embellishments.

You can find an assortment of Nuvo Crystal Drops at the Love from Lizi store by following this link: http://lovefromlizi.com/t/nuvo

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