I still haven't found the pictures I was looking for, bu I found this instead:
It's from the time I was heat embossing whith my clothes Iron. That's right, I didn't have a heat gun from the beginning.
I went to Germany in the summer of 2007 and bought my first real craft supplies from a store in Ulm. I was so overwhelmed by so many things a vailable that I needed my husband to help me chose rationally what to buy and what not. I didn't want to spend too much.
Embossing powder was among the things I bought and I first tried it with my sister-in-law's electric stove.
Now this is from more recent time. Same butterflies, better tools (I now own a heat gun).
I still cut them by hand using my manicure scissors which has been long ago repurposed to detail cutting scissors.
Las week someone wanted to know what "machinery" I am using to make them, as they were looking for a more reasonably priced option. Well, here's your machinery: butterfly stamp, embossing ink, heat gun , vellum paper, detail scissors, a good pair of eyes and steady hands. Add TIME and PASSION and the recipe is complete.