FOR USING A HEAT TOOL
Allow your heat tool to warm up for 30-45 seconds before using it so it’s reached the optimum temperature for working. This will keep you from warping your card and ensure a nice and even embossed finish. 2
To apply heat to die-cuts or smaller pieces of material, hold them with a wooden clothes peg, skewer or tweezers so you don’t burn your fingers. 3
When using a heat tool on shrink plastic, hold it around 50mm above the plastic and keep it moving around so you don’t warp or burn the material. 4
Heat tools can get very hot, so always be sure to use them with caution, supervise children if they’re using one, and unplug your heat tool when finished. 5
Always protect your work surface when using a heat tool. Try using a heatproof mat or, as a cost-effective alternative, a ceramic tile.