Monday, July 27, 2015

Fuse & Heat Wave

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Today We R Memory Keepers is debuting a new tool that I am so stinkin' excited about: The Heat Wave. I've had my hands on it for a few weeks now (one of the perks of being on the Design Team), and it is just so fun. I've already been using it on layouts and cards, and now that the release is official, I can share some of my projects with you. Today I have a card that uses both the Fuse & Heat Wave tools.

I needed a birthday card for my mom. She's a paper crafter too, so her  birthday present was the Photo Fuse tool. I decided to make her a card using the Fuse to give her an extra idea for things to do with her present.
When I make a card with the Fuse, I make it a single layer card (just a card front), and write a greeting on the back. Then, I like to slip the card front into a little pocket (made from a page protector trimmed down to card size), fill just the front side with sequins, and seal it up. It's kind of like sending confetti in a card without all the mess.
I created this card from WRMK's Hello Darling papers and Die-Cuts. I thought the bright colors were great for a birthday card, and the little jar of flowers is just too sweet!

I used the brand new WRMK Heat Wave to  create my sentiment. If you haven't check out the blog post on just what the Heat Wave is, I'd encourage you to check out this post at WRMK. The post shows how beautifully and perfectly you can apply foil to your card. I, however, like to push the boundaries with my tools and see what else they can do. I found out that you can sort of scribble with the heat wave on the foil, and you get a fun scribble-y, shabby chic, greeting on your card. I alternated between the pink and the gold foil on my greeting, because I was having too much fun with the Heat Wave to stop at just one "happy"!

I think cards are a bit more fun when they come in a matching envelope. I created this one with the WRMK 1-2-3 Punch Board. Remember, you can mail pretty patterned envelopes just the same as you mail a white envelope. Just make sure to use an envelope wrap or mailing label.

Thanks for stopping by to check out how I used the Fuse & the Heat Wave on the same card. Have a great week!

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