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Kids Craft: Backyard Scavenger Hunt

Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a fun kids craft tutorial. This DIY Backyard Scavenger Hunt created with Self-Laminating Cards is a great way for kids to learn about the world around us and get active outside!

Kids Craft: Backyard Scavenger Hunt by Dana Tatar for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Self-Laminating Cards are cold laminating, which means this project does not require an expensive machine! Plus, these cards are clear and durable. The glossy finish works perfectly with dry erase markers, making these game boards erasable and reusable!

How to Create Scavenger Hunt Game Boards

Kids Craft: Backyard Scavenger Hunt by Dana Tatar for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Use a word processing program to create a letter-size (8.5 x 11 inch) scavenger hunt game board. Add a title and a stock image to the top of the page. Insert a small table on the bottom half of the page. Print several copies of the game board.

Kids Craft: Backyard Scavenger Hunt by Dana Tatar for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Cut images from an educational workbook or magazine. Use the E-Z Runner Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser to apply adhesive to the back of each image. Press one image into each square of the table on the bottom half of the scavenger hunt game board.

How to Use Self-Laminating Cards

Kids Craft: Backyard Scavenger Hunt by Dana Tatar for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Align a scavenger hunt game board inside an XL Self-Laminating Card. Remove the liner and press across the surface to seal. Look at this quick How to Use Self-Laminating Cards video below.

How to Play

To play the game, use a dry erase marker to cross off images seen while exploring the yard. When all items are found, simply wipe away the dry erase ink with a tissue to clean the board.

Kids Craft: Backyard Scavenger Hunt by Dana Tatar for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Thanks for stopping by today! I created my scavenger hunt game board for little explorers, but this design can be easily adapted to include clues for children of all ages.
~Dana Tatar

Creative Time: 30 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

E-Z Runner Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser

Home Hobby by 3L®
Self-Laminating Pouches – Cards XL

Other
Letter-Size Office Paper

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Thankful Card with Stencil and Heat Emboss

Hello everyone! Judy here today with a Thankful for You Card made with embossing powder. This time I applied embossing powder through a stencil onto paper covered with Adhesive Sheets. It’s a pretty cool technique!

Thankful Card with Stencil and Heat Emboss Tutorial by Judy Hayes for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Thankful Card Heat Embossing Steps

To make the embossed piece with gold and turquoise, apply Adhesive Sheets 4×6 inch to black cardstock that is cut to the size of the stencil. With a bone folder, burnish the Adhesive Sheet to bond to the cardstock. Then remove the liner and place the stencil on the adhesive. Replace the liner sheet back over the stencil and press the stencil to secure.

Next, apply gold embossing powder over the stencil and tap off the excess. Designer’s Tip: use a brush to gently remove embossing powder off the stencil.

Carefully pull the stencil away from cardstock. Slowly pull the stencil without pulling the adhesive off the paper. Then sprinkle turquoise embossing powder over the remaining exposed adhesive and tap off excess.

Thankful Card with Stencil and Heat Emboss Tutorial by Judy Hayes for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

The above photo shows the embossing powders before heat embossing. I touched up with more adhesive and turquoise embossing powder to fix the bare corner. Now to melt the powders with a heating tool.

Creating Layers

Cut the embossed piece to 3 x 5.375-inches and secure it to black cardstock using MyStik® Permanent Strips Dispenser.

For the gold border, I applied Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/4in left edge of black cardstock with the embossed piece. Remove the liner, cover with gold embossing powder and heat emboss it. Trim the edges as seen in the card. Then adhere it to the front of a white card base with MyStik® Permanent Strips Dispenser.

Lastly, stamp the Thankful card sentiment on black cardstock and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. Die-cut the sentiment with an oval shape. Place the oval on the card with Thin 3D Foam Squares Black Mix. I also trimmed the oval even with the card edge for a finished look.

Thankful Card with Stencil and Heat Emboss Tutorial by Judy Hayes for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Just another way to use stencils and I really like how it turned out! I hope this Thankful Card inspired you to try this technique.

A note about the choice of stencils…it’s best to choose one that doesn’t have intricate pieces that aren’t joined on all edges. They may be harder to remove from adhesive.

Thanks for Visiting!
Judy Hayes

Creative Time: 30 Minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

Other:
Embossing Powder: Wow! Embossing Powder (Angel Eyes and Gold Rich Pale Regular); Craft Die: Spellbinders Paper Arts (Standard Ovals Die); Stencil and Stamp: Stampers Anonymous (Tim Holtz Mini Stencil/119 from Set 39) and Penny Black (Beautiful Heart Stamp Set); Black and White Cardstock

Thankful Card with Stencil and Heat Emboss Tutorial by Judy Hayes for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

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18 Years of Love Scrapbook Layout

Foam stickers and titles are all the rage right now. I used one on my 18 Years of Love Scrapbook Layout. One of my tried and true techniques lately has been creating my own titles using adhesives.

Today I decided to try my hand at making my own foam sticker title. Let’s take a look at how the 3D Foam Creative Sheets make it easy to design your own title!

18 Years of Love Scrapbook Layout by Christine Meyer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

A Title for Love Scrapbook Layout

3D Foam Creative Sheets make it super easy to customize your title!

18 Years of Love Scrapbook Layout by Christine Meyer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

First up I peeled the top layer off the 3D Foam Creative Sheet revealing a sticky side. I then put my patterned paper onto that. I did cut out just what I needed so I didn’t waste any of the 3D Foam Creative Sheet.

Next, I ran the piece through my cutting machine using a metal die. Once it was cut out I could peel off the backside and I had a fabulous dimensional title to apply for my 18 Years of Love Scrapbook Layout.

Additional Layout Adhesives

18 Years of Love Scrapbook Layout by Christine Meyer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

This layout contains a ton of fussy cutting! To adhere that I used a bunch of 3D Foam Adhesives including 3D Foam Squares and 3D Foam Strips. The flat parts are secured with my E-Z Runner Grand!

18 Years of Love Scrapbook Layout by Christine Meyer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

My delicate butterflies needed something strong but subtle to secure them. I used one Adhesive Dot Mini to attach these. This allowed them to have dimension but no adhesive showing!

18 Years of Love Scrapbook Layout by Christine Meyer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Whenever I combine multiple layers of cardstock that is the same color, I always add dimensional adhesive in between to make it separate. For this layout, because I had big spaces to cover, I used Crafty Foam Tape.

18 Years of Love Scrapbook Layout Process Video

Check out all the details on how this layout came together using a variety of adhesives in this process video.

Creative Time: 45 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

Crafty Foam Tape 108′
E-Z Runner Grand Refillable Dispenser
3D Foam Strips, 3D Foam Squares White Mix and 3D Foam Creative Sheets – Medium White
Adhesive Dots Mini

Other
Patterned Papers from Paper House Productions; Nuvo Drops

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Fun Frog Card Tutorial

Hi, friends! Looking for a way to add pop to your next stamped card? Teri here, and I’ll show you a fun way to make frogs (or any other critter stamps) look like they are going to jump off your cards.

Fun Frog Card Tutorial by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

It’s easy to pull off this look with just a few basic crafting supplies! Let’s get started!

Make a Frog Pop on the Card

Fun Frog Card Tutorial by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

First, stamp, color and die-cut one frog. Once you’ve got your stamped image, you’ll want to die-cut four more frog shapes from white cardstock. No need to stamp or color.

Then stack and adhere all the frog die-cuts one on top of each other with the stamped and colored frog on top. We just created one tall frog!

Fun Frog Card Tutorial by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Fun Frog Card Tutorial by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Sentiment Placement

Once you’ve got your frog, stamp the letters around him so he looks like he is part of a word.

To make frog pop even more, add a few 3D Foam Squares underneath him before affixing him to your background paper.

Fun Frog Card Tutorial by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Color the letters in and add a few more stamped words to complete the sentiment.

Finishing off the Frog Card

Randomly add a few 3D Foam Stars and remove the top liner. Cover the stars with flock or glitter. Make sure to press the medium into the stars to secure before tapping off the excess. Want your card to have a little sparkle? Add a few sequins to your card as well!

Fun Frog Card Tutorial by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Mat your background paper and adhere it to an A2 card.

Fun Frog Card Tutorial by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Toadally Awesome Frog Card

Here’s another card where I made the frog pop! This time, I stamped, die-cut and colored in the log. Then I die-cut a base for the log from a 3D Foam Creative Sheet.

Fun Frog Card Tutorial by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

I stamped, die-cut and colored in the frog and then added four bases die-cut from cardstock under him. Then I mounted him to the log and die-cut a mat for the frog from a 3D Creative Sheet. I cut it up, using just part of the mat his head so his head would not flop around on the card!

Fun Frog Card Tutorial by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

While I used frogs to create these cards, you don’t have to when you make your own cards! These tips from my Fun Frog Card Tutorial will work with any critter stamps and dies. Imagine all the possibilities!

Fun Frog Card Tutorial by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

I sure would love to see your cards with critters that “pop” off them! Share a link in the comments so I can leave you some love!

Fun Frog Card Tutorial by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Happy creating,
Teri Anderson

Creative Time: 60 Minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

Other
White Cardstock: Neenah Paper; Blue and Gray Cardstock: My Favorite Things; Dies: Lawn Fawn (Toadally Awesome); Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Toadally Awesome Stamp Set) and Kelly Purkey (Greenpoint Stamp Set); Stencils: Lawn Fawn (Cloudy) and Paper Smooches (Savvy); Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh; Blue Ink Pad: My Favorite Things; Black Ink Pad: Ranger Ink; Flock: Stampendous!; Markers: Copic; Pencils: Prismacolor; White Gel Pen: Uni-ball

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Canada Day Grid Layout

Hello crafty friends and welcome back. Tracy here, and for me this time of year means that Canada Day is coming up VERY soon. We love to celebrate our country, and I thought I would share a Canada Day layout that I created using a favourite photo memory.

Canada Day Grid Layout by Tracy McLennon for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

The Grid Layout Details

I absolutely love a grid design. You can play with a lot of fabulous patterns, colour, and embellishments in a fun and clean way. Here are some tips on how I created mine.

Canada Day Grid Layout by Tracy McLennon for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

First, figure out the size of the squares you want to create with. Mine are 3 x 3-inch, and I cut eight of them.

Next, I adhered the squares, spaced apart onto white cardstock. The white cardstock breaks up all of the patterns to create a striking background that’s easy on the eye.

Then adhere the layer to the base patterned paper, using the E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser. Now the Canada Day grid layout background is complete!

Canada Day Grid Layout by Tracy McLennon for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Embellish the Layout

Grab a 4 x6-inch photo and cropped it slightly to mat against a piece of white cardstock. Adhere the two layers with Creative Photo Corners White. Then adhere it to the grid layout background using Crafty Foam Tape 108ft.

Mat the “HOME” title with white cardstock, and adhere to the top of the layout using Crafty Foam Tape 108ft.

Finally, add sticker embellishments to the grid layout. Note I matted some in white cardstock and popped them up using 3D Foam Squares White Mix. Others were added directly to the layout.

Canada Day Grid Layout by Tracy McLennon for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

That’s it to my Canada Day Grid Layout! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Tracy McLennon

Creative Time: 45 minutes
Skill Level: Beginner

Materials needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Creative Photo Corners White
Crafty Foam Tape 108ft
3D Foam Squares White Mix
E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser

Other
Patterned Papers and Cardstock Stickers: PhotoPlay Paper (O Canada Collection); White Cardstock

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One Embossed Card Design Two Ways

Hi, Connie here with the same card design, flipped to show a horizontal and vertical view, using an embossed star background. One card sketch, same elements, and a different look.

One Embossed Card Design Two Ways by Connie Mercer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Embossed Card Instructions

One Embossed Card Design Two Ways by Connie Mercer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
  1. Gather your supplies including 3D Foam Products, E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser, WOW! Embossing Powders, stamps, and ink.
  2. Using Versamark, WOW! Embossing Powder and a background stamp creates the background for the card. Designer’s note: You will also need to heat emboss the stamped background to set the embossing powder.
  3. Clean up the sides of the card by trimming the card edges.
  4. Adhere the black cardstock to the folded card with the E-Z Runner Grand Refillable Dispenser.
One Embossed Card Design Two Ways by Connie Mercer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Using the Crafty Foam Tape 108′ adhere it to the back of the embossed background and then adhere to the front of the black cardstock. Adhere the large label to the embossed background Then add the Statue of Liberty and the sentiment strip to the card front with 3D Foam Circle White Mix.

One Embossed Card Design Two Ways by Connie Mercer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

The Second Card Design

With the same steps, create a vertical card keeping in mind the card elements will be flipped. It’s just that easy!

One Embossed Card Design Two Ways by Connie Mercer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Once you do the first card the second one goes fast. All you are doing is switching the direction and placement of the embellishments. It is a fun one and I hope you will give it a try!!

One Embossed Card Design Two Ways by Connie Mercer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer

Creative Time: 45 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

3D Foam Circle White Mix
Crafty Foam Tape 108′
E-Z Grand Runner Refillable Dispenser

Other
Stamps: Darkroom Door Stamps; Embossing Powder and Glitter: WOW! Embossing Powder; Twine; White and Black Cardstock; Heat Tool; Hole Reinforcements

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Celebrate & Sparkle for the 4th!

Hi everyone, Yvonne here to celebrate and sparkle with a 4th of July card! Let’s shine for the upcoming 4th of July celebration using sparkly items to Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside with glitter. Shall we get this party getting started? Let me show you how I made my card.

Celebrate & Sparkle for the 4th Card Tutorial by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Celebrate & Sparkle

We’re adding sparkle to this card, using the Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside technique. Instead of hiding your adhesives between layers of cardstock or materials, they become the embellishment or accent on your project. On this 4th of July card, this technique will be used to make an all-over glitter card!

Prepping the Card Panel

Trim a piece of white cardstock to a rectangular shape for the card panel. Next, place a strip of Premium Double-Sided Tape 1-inch horizontally. Continue to cover the entire panel in this fashion, making sure are no gaps between the tape.

Celebrate & Sparkle for the 4th Card Tutorial by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

I used seven rows of the Premium Double-Sided Tape 1-inch. Cut off any excess with a pair of scissors.

Celebrate & Sparkle for the 4th Card Tutorial by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Make sure that everything has securely adhered, and even by using a bone folder.

Celebrate & Sparkle for the 4th Card Tutorial by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Sparkle On

Celebrate & Sparkle for the 4th Card Tutorial by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Now for the fun part! Remove the liners of the first, third, and seventh stripe (tape). Then cover the exposed adhesive with red glitter. Push and burnish the glitter into the adhesive to secure. Tap off the excess.

Celebrate & Sparkle for the 4th Card Tutorial by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Remove the liner from the remaining stripes (the second, fourth, and sixth tape). These stripes will be in blue. I used two types of glitter. First, sprinkle the glitter with little stars and tap off. Then use fine blue glitter to fill in. A fun way to create with glitter! But wait, there’s more! LOL!

Celebrate & Sparkle for the 4th Card Tutorial by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Outstanding Stars

Die-cut the stars from a white sheet of 3D Foam Creative Sheets Mix. This gives you beautiful star shapes with dimensions. It cuts like butter without dulling or have build-up on your blades. Carefully remove the liner and adhere the stars to the glittered top card panel.

Celebrate & Sparkle for the 4th Card Tutorial by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Celebrate & Sparkle for the 4th Card Tutorial by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Use your fingers to rub the star shapes onto the card to affix it firmly. Cut off any excess with scissors or a craft knife. Next, remove the top liner of the stars and sprinkle white glitter on top. Don’t forget to push the glitter in to secure and then tap off any excess. That’s how you Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside!

Finish the Card

Create a white card base slightly larger than the glittered card panel. Adhere the card panel to the card base with Crafty Foam Tape 108ft.

For the sentiment, stamp with embossing ink onto a piece of black cardstock and sprinkle white embossing powder. Melt the with a heating tool. Cut to a banner shape and adhere it to the card using 3D Foam Squares Black Mix.

Celebrate & Sparkle for the 4th Card Tutorial by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Voila! Your Celebrate & Sparkle 4th of July Card is ready to shine!

Celebrate & Sparkle for the 4th Card Tutorial by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and wish you happy crafting!
Yvonne van de Grijp

Celebrate & Sparkle for the 4th Card Tutorial by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Celebrate & Sparkle for the 4th Card Tutorial by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Creative Time: 40 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

3D Foam Creative Sheets Mix
3D Foam Squares Black Mix
Crafty Foam Tape 108ft

Home Hobby by 3L®
Premium Double-Sided Tape 1-inch

Other
Etched Dies and Die Cutting Machine: Spellbinders® Paper Arts (Cascading Stars (ret.) & Platinum 6 Machine); White Cardstock; White, Red, Blue, Blue with Stars & Mini Sequins Glitter; Stamp: Penny Black (Sweet Wishes); Emboss Ink Pad; Embossing Powder: WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White); Bone Folder; Paper Trimmer; Scissors; Craft Knife

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Uncle Sam Patriotic Décor

Hi friends! Dana Tatar here today sharing how to create a piece of patriotic home décor using 3D Foam Strips and Transfer Foil Sheets. This red, white, and blue wood Uncle Sam is a great way to decorate for national holidays or to show your patriotism all year long.

Uncle Sam Patriotic Décor by Dana Tatar for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

The summer months cover patriotic holidays in the US such as Memorial Day, Flag Day and 4th of July. These occasions are often celebratory in nature, and I enjoy gathering with friends and family, decorating, sharing a meal, and all the entertainment that goes with it. I know I will be able to display this décor piece several times a year.

How to Add Pizazz to Wood Décor

I started this fun project by first adding color to the wood pieces using acrylic paint. After the paint dried, I assembled the Uncle Sam using Extreme Double-Sided Tape. Once the décor piece was painted and assembled, it was time to embellish!

Uncle Sam Patriotic Décor by Dana Tatar for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

I added a soft sparkly finish to the beard by first applying a layer of glue using the 1/2-inch wide brush on the Dual Tip Glue Pen, and then sprinkling on glittered white flocking powder.

Next, I added a small button to the light blue wood star, securing the embellishment with an Adhesive Dot Medium.

Uncle Sam Patriotic Décor by Dana Tatar for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

To add stripes to the Uncle Sam hat, I applied 3D Foam Strips to the top portion of the hat at a slight angle fanning out from the center. Next, I peeled away the easy release liner and pressed a piece of Holographic Metallic Transfer Foil over the adhesive. The shimmer really catches the light!

Uncle Sam Patriotic Décor by Dana Tatar for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

For me, Uncle Sam is a symbol of our great nation, and he serves as a great reminder to pause and give thanks to those who have made sacrifices to secure our freedoms. I want to give special thanks to my fellow military families and friends for their service.

More Patriotic Crafts

Uncle Sam Patriotic Décor by Dana Tatar for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

I’ve created a lot of super fun patriotic crafts over the years. Click on the links below for more of these themed crafts!
Patriotic Scrapbooking with Holographic Foil
Patriotic Wood Star Tutorial
Paper Sparklers Tutorial Featuring Premium Double-Sided Tape
Black Glue Patriotic Mandala Art
Stars and Stripes Grater Décor Tutorial

Thanks for stopping by today!
~Dana

Creative Time: 45 minutes
Skill Level: Beginner

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets Holographic Colors
Adhesive Dots Medium
3D Foam Strips

Home Hobby by 3L®
Dual Tip Glue Pen
Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/2 Inch

Other
Uncle Sam Wood Decor: Foundations Décor; Acrylic Paint: DecoArt; Glittered Flock: Martha Stewart; Button

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Heat Embossed Background Birthday Card

Hello everyone! Judy here to share how to use Premium Tape and WOW! Embossing Powders to create a stunning heat embossed background for cards and other projects!

Heat Embossed Background Birthday Card by Judy Hayes for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Heat Embossed Background

Let’s start with a piece of 5.5 x 8.5-inch tan cardstock as the card panel. I thought the color would blend in and not be obvious if it showed between tape strips. You can make any size card panel you want!

Heat Embossed Background Birthday Card by Judy Hayes for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Apply alternating pieces of Premium Double-Sided Tape 1 inch and Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/4 inch on the card panel. Burnish the tapes well with a bone folder.

Heat Embossed Background Birthday Card by Judy Hayes for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Remove the top liners from the Premium Double-Sided Tape 1 inch first and sprinkle with WOW! Opaque Primary Angel Eyes Embossing Powder. Tap off the excess.

Heat Embossed Background Birthday Card by Judy Hayes for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Next, remove the top liners from the Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/4 inch and cover with WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine Embossing Powder. Tap off the excess.

Designer’s Tip: press the embossing powder into the tape with the fingertips to be sure there is good coverage and the powders are secured.

Heat Embossed Background Birthday Card by Judy Hayes for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Use a heating tool to melt embossing powders over the entire piece. See the magic happen for a stunning heat embossed background. But we’re not done yet!

The Stamping Details

Heat Embossed Background Birthday Card by Judy Hayes for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Randomly stamp the flower image across the 1-inch Opaque Primary Angel Eyes (turquoise color) embossed areas with dark brown ink. Use scratch paper to mask off the gold strips to protect it from the stamping.

Heat Embossed Background Birthday Card by Judy Hayes for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Next, stamp the script design with black ink across entire piece for another layer of design. Rub off any ink on the gold strips with a paper towel.

With two different flourish stamps and Versafine Black Onyx ink, randomly stamp two-three flourishes at a time. Cover with Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine Embossing Powder, tap off excess and heat to emboss. Repeat to cover the entire piece. When cooled, cut the card panel to 3.75 x 5.50-inch.

Beautiful Bold Black Accents

Heat Embossed Background Birthday Card by Judy Hayes for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Cut a 1 x 5.50-inch strip of black cardstock and apply Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/8in along the 5.50-inch edge. Remove the top liner and cover it with the Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine Embossing Powder. Tap off the excess and melt with a heating tool.

Stamp the birthday greetings using Versafine Onyx Black ink and Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine Embossing Powder. Melt with a heating tool. Trim paper as needed.

Heat Embossed Background Birthday Card by Judy Hayes for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Card Assembly

Create a 4.25 x 5.50-inch (A2 size) card base from ivory cardstock. Secure the black cardstock strip about a 1/8-inch from the open edge using E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser. Adhere the embossed card panel to the card front using E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser.

Heat Embossed Background Birthday Card by Judy Hayes for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Place Thin 3D Foam Squares Black Mix in regular size to the back of the Happy Birthday sentiment. Next, cut one Thin 3D Foam Squares Black Mix in regular size into thirds and apply them to the back of the narrow sentiment. Adhere both sentiments to the card front.

Heat Embossed Background Birthday Card by Judy Hayes for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning how to make this heat embossed background! I plan to make a few more pieces to have on hand for a quick card. Just imagine all the color combinations with different embossing powders and stamping!

Thanks for Visiting!
Judy Hayes

Creative Time: 30 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

Home Hobby by 3L®

WOW! Embossing Powder

Other
Inks: Tsukineko (Versafine in Onyx Black) and Ranger Ink (Distress Inks in Ground Espresso and Black Soot); Stamps: Penny Black Stamps (Beautiful Heart and Special Sentiments); Stamps: Stampers Anonymous (Scrollwork, Tiny Toadstools and Flower Shop Stamps by Tim Holtz); Tan, Black and Ivory Cardstock

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Thinking of You Embellished Card Tutorial

Hello, my crafty friends! Tracy here and today I have a sweet Thinking of You card full of fun embellishment ideas to share using one of my favourite adhesives, the E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser. Try these techniques on your next project.

Thinking of You Embellished Card Tutorial by Tracy McLennon for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Thinking of You Card Step Outs

Let’s start with my white cardstock card panel. For a punch of bold, textured, and beautiful black sentiment, I used the WOW! Embossing Pad and WOW! Primary Ebony Embossing Powder to the cardstock.

Since I had the WOW! products out, I stamped and embossed some of the floral designs, and others using a plain black ink on white cardstock. This is a great way to add some subtle texture differences between the images. Cut the images out and set aside.

Thinking of You Embellished Card Tutorial by Tracy McLennon for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Adding Background

For the background, I added a blended Distress Oxide ink section around the sentiment and the right side of the card panel. Using the E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser, run strips of adhesive on top of the inked area. For a more distressed background, I rubbed little sections of the adhesive off using my finger.

Thinking of You Embellished Card Tutorial by Tracy McLennon for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Place a piece of the Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets Variety Colors in teal on top of the adhesive strips, color side UP. Then gently rub the foil with your finger to transfer the color. Pull away the foil and WOW! Refoil if there are missed areas.

Thinking of You Embellished Card Tutorial by Tracy McLennon for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Mat and adhere the distressed card panel to the black cardstock using the E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser. Lastly, adhere to the white cardstock card base.

Thinking of You Embellished Card Tutorial by Tracy McLennon for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Final Details

Add the fussy cut stamped, and embossed floral images up the side of the card using a combination of 3D Foam Squares White Mix and Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix for a difference in dimension between layers.

Thinking of You Embellished Card Tutorial by Tracy McLennon for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

That’s it for my Thinking of You card! A quick and easy distressed background with just a few simple ideas.

Thinking of You Embellished Card Tutorial by Tracy McLennon for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Thinking of You Embellished Card Tutorial by Tracy McLennon for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Tracy McLennon

Creative Time: 40 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix
3D Foam Squares White Mix
E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser
Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets Variety Colors

WOW! Embossing Powder
Primary Ebony Embossing Powder
Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad

Other
Inks and Blending Tool: Ranger Ink (Distress Oxide Ink in Twisted Citron and Archival Ink in Jet Black); Floral Stamp: Wild Whisper (Fanciful Bloom Stamp); White and Black Cardstock

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