Happy Handy Hippo Monday to you all.
I hope everyone has had a good weekend.
A little Christmas inspiration for you this week in some non-traditional colours.
This little creation was made with a clear stamp set .. .. and there is another gorgeous snowman and lots of sentiments and some cute snowflakes in the set too.
The second snowman is super cute and I love him!! .. .. when you see him you will know why .. .. but I decided not to be predictable and use him this time LOL!!!
Below you can find the Handy Hippo magic button .. .. and if you click on it you can see all the lovely goodies I used to make this little creation. Everything I have used has been automatically added to a shopping basket and as always you can remove anything you do not need (or add anything else you can't resist).
I thought this week I would show you how I changed the look of the little wooden snowflakes on today's creation. The little wooden embellishments are gorgeous as they are .. .. but me being me I always have to try and get lots of different looks out of everything LOL!!
So here is my snowflake make-over .. .. but be careful with your heatgun because these snowflakes are made of wood and I wouldn't want you setting them on fire!!!!
|Here are my basic goodies .. .. no posh heat resistant mat for|
me .. .. just non-stick cook sheets from the £1 shop LOL!!
I use these for heating things on and for my distress work.
|Start by pressing the snowflake onto the|
|Next sprinkle the snowflake with the|
embossing powder - I do this over scrap paper
|Working over scrap paper means|
I can return the spare powder easily to the pot
|Heat the embossing powder that has|
stuck to the snowflake with a heatgun. Holding
the snowflake in place with a pair of very long
tweezers. Don't forget that the end of your
tweezers will get hot though!!
|Press your snowflake back into onto the |
versamark ink pad and cover with another layer
of embossing powder and heat it with your
heat gun again.
The Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder I used on my card has been a sell out for Handy Hippo recently. As soon as new stocks are in .. they are gone .. .. so sadly the embossing folder I used isn't available at the moment. But having said that I have been playing with a lovely new one this week .. .. it is from Sizzix and it will feature on my Happy Handy Hippo post next week.
Here is a little sneaky peep at a section that shows you the embossing folder (and a bit of a clue as to what I did with it LOL!!).
This is just one of four folders in this particular set and you can find the whole collection of them here. I used the Starry Night set - you will be able to see my full creation next Monday.
In the meantime I will await news from my lovely Handy Hippo playmate Kerry as to who the winner of the fantastic prize draw is .. .. .. I and will announce the lucky winner's name here tomorrow. Woo hoo!! Who could it be?!?!?!
Have a good week everyone.
and all the lovely friendly people at Handy Hippo)