Friday, December 10, 2010

How To - Embossing

I have used this embossing technique on many of my paper crafts including invitations, thank you cards, placecards, etc. As I've said before, it's very easy, yet very impressive. To start you will need the following supplies:

1. Paper or card to emboss
2. Rubber stamp with your chosen design
3. Ink in your chosen color
4. Clear embossing powder
5. Embossing heat gun

I recommend putting a scrap piece of cardstock under your work so the cleanup is that much easier. The first thing you need to do is decide where you are embossing your design on the card. Once you know where you are going to stamp, you will need to work fairly quickly through the next few steps.

Step 1: Stamp your design onto the card in your chosen ink color.

Step 2: Cover the wet ink with the clear embossing powder. (Don't be afraid to dump a lot of powder on the stamp to fully cover it, the excess powder will go back into your jar to be used again.) 

Step 3: Shake the excess powder off of the card onto the scrap piece of cardstock underneath.

 Step 4: Pour the excess powder back into the jar.

Step 5: Direct the heat gun at the powder until it is fully melted and the design is slightly raised. (You will be able to easily tell when the powder is melted as it seems to disappear and become the color of your ink.)


Step 6: Let the card dry for about 30 seconds and you're done!

You can use this technique with any stamp and any color ink. Happy Crafting!

Photos by Kyle @ 918 Photo

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