Hi everyone, this is Felicitas. I’m totally excited about writing my very first post for Hambly. I’m still overwhelmed that I’m part of this amazing team :)
I’m 31 years old and I live in Stuttgart (Germany) with my supportive husband Steffen. I’m so blessed to be a fulltime artist and I love it! My art work is very detail oriented. I have a passion for mixing different colors, styles and supplies in my projects. I totally torn between classical scrapbooking and mixed mixed and I always try to combine those worlds. More about me, you’ll find in the Hambly DT section and on my blog- www.felicitasklink.blogspot.com. But now let’s get crafty:
You know Christmas is here and I almost got all gifts for family and friends. On Christmas Eve, the real Christmas here in Germany ;)... I love watching my familiy when they get their presents and see all the little details on the present packaging. They always blown away before they even see the present itself. This is why I like to hang some crafted gift tags on my presents.
I created this one to show you an easy technique to pimp your ol’ grey chipboard embellishments. All you need is some chipboard, your favorite embossing powder and Hambly’s Rub-Ons. I used the white „Lace Borders“. Ok, let’s start:
Step 1: Press your chipboard shape into a clear embossing ink pad. Make sure that you cover the whole surface. Let the „ink“ just soak deep in the chipboard.
Step 2: Cover the wet chipboard with your embossing powder and take the shape out of it with some tweezers. Tab it slightly on your table to get off the excess.
Step 3: Melt the powder with your heat gun. Make sure that the heat gun is really hot when you get over the powder. If the gun isn’t hot enough, the powder only will blow away, not melt.
Step 4: Cut out some Hambly Doily Rub-Ons and place it on the chipboard. Take a bone folder or your fingernails to rub over the protecting film. The Rub-On will stay on the chipboard.
Step 5: Take your bone folder and fold the excess over the edges and the back.
Step 6: If your cutted Rub-On piece wasn’t big enough, cover the empty spaces with some scraps.
That is it....a really cool technique to customize some chipboard shapes to your project and give it the „Hambly style“. I created some snowflakes with this technique and placed it on my gift tag.
Hope you try it :)
Have a wonderful Christmas time