Now that I’m retired, it’s easier to spend an exorbitant amount of time making a card! lol
It’ll get faster with practice, I’m sure. For example, I hadn’t done any heat embossing in years. So I had to look through all my embossing powders to see my options (after I remembered where I’d stored them!) and then do tests to see which gold I wanted for this card. Then I had to destroy some glitter paper while trying to emboss on it (see previous post lol), find my de-static stuff to prep the paper with, find a paint brush to brush off powder still sticking in the wrong places, etc.
But now I’ll be ready to heat emboss again. Sort of. 🙂
While the experimental “fails” were frustrating at the time, I actually enjoy the results: finding new ways to use my papercrafting supplies. I never would’ve chosen to combine gold glitter paper and gold heat embossing if I weren’t cutting out multiple pieces and switching them around to see what I liked best. Putting the gold glitter paper under the gold-embossed paper was actually kind of a desperation move, as I wasn’t finding the look I was hoping for while trying my more conventional choices.
So don’t discount desperation as a source of inspiration – you never know where it might lead you! Imagine that – I can even be grateful for desperation! lol