Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Thanksgiving Card with Eileen Hull

Hello! I've been playing more with Eileen's Molten Dimensions Embossing Powder and Clearsnap Blends Ink and have created a fall Thanksgiving card. Read on to see the embossing techniques I used!

The powders are chunky and you get really good coverage and dimension. I discovered that I can use my Melting Pot to easily make all the embossed die cut leaves. (The Ranger Melting Pot was designed by Suze Weinberg and they were sadly discontinued a few years ago. You might have one in your craft stash already or be able to find one used on eBay etc.)

I die cut the leaves, inked them with Eileen's clear (super sticky!) Blends Ink, applied the powder and set it into the pre-heated pot to melt. (It doesn't take long!) I had these non-stick inserts with side flaps that were made to fit into the tray which made it really easy to remove the melted die cut. I just lifted the liner out and let it cool off to the side before handling it. You could do the same thing with a folded piece of foil or paper. While the leaves were in the pot and the base powder had melted, I sprinkled on a little bit of a second color. It melted in and created a speckled texture on the leaves. So cool!!! I have lots of ideas to try with this. (Play time!)

Love that speckled look!!

For the card base, I used a piece of patterned paper in my stash and made a dry embossed center panel using Eileen's retired Honeycomb embossing folder.

Once the card base was done, I played around with my embossed leaves and other elements until I was happy with the placement. Then I glued it all down. I had to use a strong liquid adhesive to glue the leaves down because of the slick embossed surfaces. Crafter's Pick The Ultimate! glue is one of my favorites for such jobs.

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I am also entering this into the TFJB Challenge - Fabulous Fall!

Eileen Hull Sizzix
Journaling Cards - Flowers & Leaves ( Sizzix / SB )
Spring Leaves Sizzix / SB )
Honeycomb embossing folder - retired

Eileen Hull Embossing Powder by Emerald Creek - Golden Rod
Eileen Hull Embossing Powder by Emerald Creek - Polished Silver
Eileen Hull Embossing Powder by Emerald Creek - White Wonder
Eileen Hull Embossing Powder by Emerald Creek - Black Magic
Eileen Hull Clearsnap Blends Ink - Clear

Tim Holtz Big Chat Stickers
Ranger Melting Pot - retired

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  1. What a beautifully designed Thanksgiving card Lisa! Love the thick embossed leaves and all the texture the embossed background adds - a lovely collage of die cuts and ephemera in the corner! xx

  2. Love this card, Lisa! Great job! I do love those embossed leaves! I always wanted one of those melting pots but never got around to buying one before they were discontinued. I regret it now that I didn’t buy one.

  3. I love this project, that layering is really great & those leaves look fabulous- great tutorial!!!

  4. Fabulously fall! I love your stunning design and those thick embossed leaves. They look wonderful against that honeycomb background! Thank you for sharing your card with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog! Hugs!

  5. Such cool embossing techniques Lisa- and now that I have a melting Pot (thanks to you!) I can give it a try :-)

  6. A fabulous Fall card Lisa - I love your way of melting the powders on the leaves. They add a wonderful touch of texture and shine to the whole design. Thank you for joining us for this Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge x

  7. Love all the mixed media elements on this card. Thanks for the tutorial! Thanks for joining us for our challenge at the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. Crafty hugs from Ginny at Polly's Paper Studio : )


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