Sunday, August 27, 2006

As I promised

We're back to stamping! Today, we will go over heat embossing. If you stamp with me, then you've embossed. This is a simple tutorial but it must come before we go on to more detailed embossing techniques.

1) Place your card stock in a Powder Pal tray (or over a large piece of scratch paper).
2) Rub the Embossing Buddy across the paper or card stock you want to emboss. (This keeps embossing powder from sticking anywhere but on the ink.)
3) Stamp image with Craft, VersaMark, or embossing ink {like Top Boss}.
4) Pour powder onto the inked image, making sure that the image is coated completely.
5) Shake off excess powder into the tray and funnel it back into its container.
6) Heat the stamped image with the heat tool until the powder changes to a shiny liquid and raises.
7) Allow embossed image to cool.

1) Don't overheat the powder, as it can scorch the paper.
2) Try embossing using Classic pads on vellum paper. Dye inks take longer to dry on vellum so embossing powders will adhere to the ink and can be embossed.
3) To add a brighter touch to computer-printed text, sprinkle embossing powder on the card stock as it is coming out of the printer. Be fast! This is quick-drying ink!

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