My favorite thing ever is making pop tabs into Ribbon Slides!
So here's my tutorial for that (the challenge was to use something recycled):
This is what I start with!
-Speckle Saver (saves any unused powders)
-Various Embossing Powders
Then: Make sure your pop tab is completely saturated in embossing ink:
Cover your tab in powder.. making sure to use your speckle saver so that you don't waste anything!
And I always use the tweezers so as little bit possible of embossing powder is smeared.
this is where you heat evenly with your gun! I tried a couple of different types of embossing powder, ultra fine and tim holtz's distress embossing powder.
Other things that have worked but I don't like quite as well: Markers, Nail Polish and UTEE - the UTEE usually takes 4-5 coats, and the nail polish a good 3.
and NOW here's how they look: