American Heat Gun didn't like Australian Electricity!The first time I crafted in Oz I chose a simple card set that the local Ashgrove scrapbooking group were using at a workshop. I was pleased that I brought my heatgun as one of my packed tools. After I got my ink on the kraft paper pennant pieces I plugged my heater in with an adapter....and lo and behold only a little sound came out of the gun and very little air from the blower. There was not enough power to operate the gun. What now?????
I remembered the past, before I owned a heat gun how I use to use a toaster to heat the embossing powder. Why not? It is worth a try. So I held the papers above the toaster an moved them constantly so there wouldn't be a chance for the paper to catch fire. It worked! Not easy, but doable.
When I went to the Ashgrove stamp group the leader (Melissa) offered me the use of a heat gun that had Austtralian plugs. I gladly accepted and my next project embossed much easier.
I think I take my well stocked craftroom for granted! I am very thankful for Melissa, Donna and Shirley for being very generous and sharing their craft toys and tool with me while I am down under.
Cut Above...Blossom Card Kit
|Gather all supplies before you begin....|
|You can stamp image, sprinkle with embossing powder (I used clear detail powder on top of Pomegranate pigment ink)|
|Stamped images can be embossed much later, just be careful that powder doesn't rub off.|
|If you use a toaster do not let paper burn, keep in motion.|
|Do all stamping before assembling the cards, including a signature tag on the back of the cards.|
|Attach stamped images and diecuts. Use foam tape for dimension if you choose. Add sparkles or other embellishments.|
|Decorate your envelopes also!|
|Cut Above kits come with different themes. My grandkids like the bowtied giraffe! The stamped image can be different for one or more cards to make this kit very adaptable.|