Part of the CHA experience was participating in a retailer event where we learned about new products from the companies I listed above. Most products will arrive at your local retailer in about 8 to 10 weeks, so I thought in the meantime we could test drive some of our favorites to show you what the product does and why we like it (this might be a good time to start a list).
First up, Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder
I know... you are probably saying, I already have embossing powder, why buy another? Let me show you...
I used the Alterations die, Regal Crest to cut out the shapes. Paper is from Paper Stash - Holidays Past.
Embossing ink pad...
Cover the leaves with Sticky Embossing Powder then tap off, just like regular embossing.
Return the excess embossing powder back into the jar by folding the paper over and sliding it back in (but you knew that part, right?)
Heat Tool to melt the embossing powder. It melts rather fast compared to regular embossing powder.
NOTE: You have about 30-40 second window to add something to the "sticky" surface so my best advice here is to know what you want to add to the sticky surface before you melt the embossing powder.
Stickles Dry Fine Glitter - Platinum over the top. The glitter sticks to the melted embossing powder (and very well I might add). Again, tap off the excess and slide the extra glitter back into the jar.
You could never get these leaves that flat and clean using regular glue. Virtually no clean up, other than sliding the excess glitter back into the jar.
I added some doodling.
Paper Stash - Holidays Past using the Sizzix Alterations Baroque die. I also cut a piece of black cardstock 5.75 x 9", then folded it in half for the card base.
Same first steps...
ink chipboard with embossing ink...
then heat with a Heat Tool until shiny.
Adirondack Dimensional Pearls in Cranberry to mimic holly.
Christmas Time stamp.
Oh, and one more thing before I go...we brought home samples of many of the new products so when you see the posts marked Test Drive...there's gonna be a prize. Hope you will come along for the ride!
Leave us a comment for a chance to win the new Stamper Anonymous Christmas Time Stamp, Ranger Stickles Dry Glitter and Sticky Embossing Powder.
You have until Friday the 27th at midnight.
And remember, most of the new product I talked about today arrives in stores mid-September, just in time for Christmas!