I hope you have all been enjoying a wonderful Festive time! We had a lovely pre-Christmas meal on Sunday at Tom's parents' house; spent most of Christmas Eve prepping and baking for Christmas Day and had a wonderful day with family. All the card making, gift wrapping and festive cooking all over for another year!
Still, as long as we are on holiday from work, I refuse to concede to Christmas being over and we still have plenty of friends and family to visit and to visit us before New Year!
With that in mind, this is a short post - Tom spends all his working day cooped up in an office, so when he has a break such as this, he wants to be out and about, so not much time for crafting at the moment! Normally we would go for some long walks, but they are all pretty much clogged up with mud and water, so we went to Bath today. On our return from our not too hectic day in Bath, I managed an hour in my craft room to play with my bestest present...a Melt Pot...wow it's fab!
As it was Hels Sheridan demo-ing it on TV, which convinced me that I needed one, I thought my first play around with it should result in my contribution to this week's Sunday Stampers, this week's theme to include a heart, so here it is...
It's a really simple card..I'm still trying to break free from Christmas mode and not having much time, my mojo is still off somewhere in Holiday mode!
I used the melt pot and a mixture of Lapis Jade and Cobalt Sky UTEE. I stamped the Wendy Vecchi heart on some 'chipboard' I'd made from sticking cereal packets together and then cut it out. When the powders had melted I dipped the heart and then whilst it was still warm I stamped one side of it for a broken pattern. To do this I pre-inked the stamp with embossing ink. I wanted to just stamp half because I liked the pattern that had formed itself when I dipped it. It's not great, but it was my very first 'dip', so it can only get better!
I had a play with some moulds and metal pastry cutters whilst I had the hot liquid - I can see that I am going to have a long and happy relationship with this new toy..er, I mean product!
To finish I simply covered a card blank with polka dot paper, inked the edges with peacock feathers distress ink, stamped the greeting and added some thin twine.