Here's what you'll need:

A hot glue gun
Colored hot glue sticks
Clear embossing ink (as a release)
Small square of parchment paper or a non-stick mat
Chip Art Stamps

1. Start by squeezing a small amount of glue, just slightly smaller than the stamp you are going to use onto a non-stick surface.

2. Press you Chip Art stamp into the clear embossing pad. The ink will act as a release, letting you remove the cooled glue more easily.

3. Gently press the stamp into the hot glue. Don't press too hard or the stamp will go all the way through to your work surface leaving a hole in your seal. Since there is no pounding involved, you won't need to use your stamp handle.

4. Let it set until the glue has set and it is cool enough to handle.

5. Lift the stamp with the cooled glue from your work surface...

6. and gently peal to release.

7. Here is the finished seal.

8. To add more definition or interest to the seal, dab on a generous amount of acrylic paint.

9. Quickly wipe the majority of the paint off, leaving some settled in the cracks.

10. The finished result! Just add a little glue to the back and attach to your project.

I had so much fun playing around with this technique! Some of the results I absolutely LOVED, others...not so much. At the end of it I have a whole sandwich baggy full of new embellishments!

Now for a couple of cards I created with my favorites!

Here I actually created my sentiment out of seals.

The red glue with the black accents went perfectly with those Artsy Urban papers and embellishments!

I love this fun and funky pink and yellow crown.

Perfect paired with some Homespun Chic for a fun and funky princess!!

I had tons of fun with this technique, I really hope you give it a try!

Thanks a bunch!
Heidi V


  1. Fabulous idea. Will be trying.

  2. That is so cool! I've all ready got ideas swirling! Thanks for sharing this!

  3. wowza....fabbie tut Heidi!!!

  4. Oh, that is tons of fun!! Great cards too!

  5. Fantastic idea!!!!
    I received my goodies from the newsletter drawing!
    Thank you SO much!!!
    You rock!!

  6. Thanks for sharing this idea. LOVE IT!!!

  7. What a great idea! Thanks :-)