Heat Wave Card

Welcome to Heat Tool Week here on the We R blog. This week we’re going to share some inspiration featuring our “hottest” new tools–The Heat Wave and The Fuse! Our design team has come up with some amazing projects we know you’re going to love. So, sit back and soak up the eye candy!

Hey there We R friends, Aimee here to share the new Heat Wave tool in action. Ok maybe not in “action” since I don’t’ have a process video {you really don’t want to know what I sound like recorded} for you. Or for that fact photos of me using the tool {do you know how hard it is to take photos, AND use both of your hands at the same time?}

Heat Wave card by Aimee Maddern for We R Memory Keepers #heatwave #cardmaking

Anyways, on to what you came here today for. The Heat Wave Tool. It really is as cool as you’ve heard! Literally you just write {using the tool of course} on top of the gold foil material and voila, you have transferred the gold foil to your project. What’s even better? We R has made stencils for those of us {ME} who hate their handwriting!

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Just like any stencil I traced the inside of the ampersand then filled in the ampersand by “coloring” the inside. This gave the ampersand that light zigzag look. After I traced my ampersand I hand cut it.

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*NOTE: Definitely play around with some scratch paper! And remember that different textured papers will react differently to the Heat Tool and Foil.

For the foundation of the card I used a piece of gold paper and embossed the paper using my evolution advanced and the next level embossing folder gemstones.

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I just love how the gold paper embossed! I layered it on top of this Dear Lizzy Paper with gold polka dots. With foam adhesive, I then layered my gold-foiled  “heat wave” ampersand on top of some ephemera die cuts from the new We R collection Wildflower.

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And my card wouldn’t be complete with a matching envelope! I used my 123-punch board to create this see through card using a sheet of Clearly Posh.

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Don’t you just love how the card looks through those gold stripes!

Did you know you really CAN send this envelope through the mail?  As long as you make a standard size envelope otherwise postage will need to be adjusted. Make sure you use a white label for the shipping and return address, and the lettering is easy to read. Make sure your envelope is sealed good, letters are NOT hand processed and fragile things can get ripped apart!


Supplies Used:

Evolution Advanced
Embossing Folder
Heat Wave
Heat Wave Stencil
123 Punch Board
Clearly Posh

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