This months technique is heat embossing a real favourite of mine and I use it a lot as it really adds a pop and definition to your projects. It is also perfect to use on those hard to stamp materials such as vellum.
I went super simple and embossed the wreath image direct onto Smoky Slate cardstock. I then added the greeting in black ink and added a gingham bow and some rhinestones – really simple.
How to Heat Emboss
- Sweep the embossing buddy across the cardstock to absorb any sticky or greasy areas on your card.
- Ink up the desired image in Versamark Ink and stamp onto the cardstock.
- Sprinkle over the chosen heat emboss powder, tapping off any excess.
- If you have grains of embossing powder which are stuck to the cardstock where they shouldn’t be, rub them off or remove with a dry paint brush.
- Turn on your heat tool and wait approx 20-30 seconds for it to heat up until you point it at the stamped image and watch the powder turn from dull/matt to a shiny sealed image once they are heat set.
- Your image will now be heat set and permanent.
- Be careful when embossing on delicate paper or cardstock such as vellum.
- Remember to turn off and unplug your heat tool when not in use.
Let’s go and see what the other design team have made using Heat Embossing. Next up is Frenchie, click the next button below but if you get lost then the list of particpants is shared below.
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