You know how we love our Try Day Friday series! Each Friday afternoon on our Facebook page, our we share a new technique with you LIVE. Isn’t that so fun? This week, General Manager Nicole Westervelt is sharing something easy and stunning! Not only that, what is really cool about this week’s project is that this one was created out of necessity. Nicole was looking for a solution to her Thanksgiving dinner place setting set-up, and this beautiful idea was born. If you’d like to watch on our YouTube channel, you can see the video right here.
Isn’t that lovely? It’s so incredibly simple and fun to make. We’re always excited to heat emboss and then there are so many ways to use this technique. This is a simple one, but it’s perfect around the holidays, don’t you think?
We started with our Pretty Leaves Die Set. We just love it and even better, it’s now available for purchase for only $4.95! SUCH an amazing deal for such a fun and versatile pair of leaves. We cut the long, tall leaf three times and then used our Journey Craft Glue to adhere all three leaves together. This gives the die cut a substantial feeling – really makes it feel dimensional!
Then, it’s time for magic [that’s what we call it because it’s as good as magic!]! We added our Clear Pigment Ink to the leaves, coated it with Journey Gold Embossing Powder and heated it with our Journey Heat Gun. However, once wasn’t enough. We wanted substance! So we did this a total of three times and the result is just incredible. It’s thick and really mimics the appearance of real metal.
There are so many fun dies you can use for the Thanksgiving table – not just the Pretty Leaves Die Set. [Though we really do love it for this project. I mean, you see how awesome that looks, right?!] . We also really like the look of the Modern Frame Die Set – those branches are beautiful and could accent any place card.
It’s so pretty, right? This idea is not only for Thanksgiving. It’s great for Christmas [or substitute the shapes for any special occasion.] and we love the Journey Silver Embossing Powder with the For You Die Set.
Would you like to see the whole video? Let’s check it out right here.
One idea that Nicole does with this, that we really love is the name on the back of the name tag. It’s fantastic that they write something they are grateful for – the perfect memory for a scrapbook album!
We’re so grateful for each of you and hope that this project has inspired you to be creative. We love trying new to us techniques and even if they are not new to you, we hope they jump start your creativity. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving and we cannot wait to join you again to share and create!
Supplies Used: Pretty Leaves Die Set | Journey Craft Glue | Clear Pigment Ink | Journey Gold Embossing Powder | Journey Heat Gun | Rose Gold Embossing Powder | Modern Frame Die Set | For You Die Set | Journey Silver Embossing Powder | Satin Ribbon Green Olive | So Plaid Ribbon | Journey Thread Gold | Gift Twine | Journey Girl Stripes