In honor of Throwback Thursday, I thought I would share some things I tried with making cards in the past that I actually hate to admit to! I would never try these – or recommend that you do either – today!!!
First, did you ever try the technique of “soot stamping”?
I received this beautiful card in a swap many years ago and have no idea who made it. (As always, email me if you know who I should get credit to.)
As demonstrators, many of us considered this a great technique for creating masculine cards!
“Playing with fire” could certainly attract some new stampers with its element of danger, but I don’t think that is a good way to go!
To use this technique you use a cheap candle (since it will give off more soot than the better quality ones) and glossy card stock. You hold the glossy card stock as close as you can to the flame without it burning, of course, and it will catch the soot.
Oh yes, my paper did catch on fire a time or two and I knew I would never show this technique at a workshop!
and then there were the early days of heat embossing!
I had never stamped anything before I became a demonstrator and I figured I didn’t need to buy the heat tool to start with because others had told me about these great techniques.
My first try was with the stove top.
I ended up with plenty of scorched card stock, but only one time with the paper on fire.
Certainly an idea I wanted to give up!
Next, I tried the same idea with a toaster!
Pretty much the same results.
At that point, I also realized that I didn’t really want to ask to use the toaster at my host’s house
…. and I also didn’t want to risk anything happening there
…. so I bought the heat tool.
Great decision, by the way!
Now, it’s your turn. What crazy things have you tried in the world of card making?
Please leave your comments so we can share a laugh with you on this walk down memory lane!
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