thought I would give a quick step-by-step to do list for embossing just as a review for some or as a tutorial for others. It took me a few tries before I got the hang of it – but now I absolutely love it and it is a LOT easier! (so for those of you who are having trouble right now – don’t give up! )
This is the one that I am the WORST at remembering. Rub your cardstock with the Embossing Buddy (# 103083) to get rid of the static. The first few times I kept forgetting to do this so I would always end up with powder on my paper as well as on my image. Sometimes you might want this because it does give a cool ‘snowy’ effect, but not if you want a clear, crisp image. A friend of mine uses Bounce sheets and says they work great – I’ve never tried them before, but if you don’t have the Embossing Buddy yet, try it out and let me know!
Stamp your image using VersaMark (clear, sticky ink pad) or Craft ink (very juicy, takes a long time to dry so is good for embossing #102283 and 101731).
Pour your embossing powder over your stamped image. Shake off the excess powder back into the container (using a Powder Pal is really handy – # 102197). Flick the paper with your finger if you have a lot sticking to the page
Using your heat gun (it’s really the easiest thing to use – if you don’t have one yet, you can try the stove – just be careful you don’t burn yourself. A hair dryer on low might work but I haven’t tried it), hold it over the image, moving it around so you don’t stay in one spot tooo long
This picture is the one that I took using the versamark because it is easier to see the change in colour of the powder that tells you when it’s done 🙂
And that’s all there is to it! Once you get the hang of it you’ll be hooked! You can also use different colour craft inks with the clear powder, or if you are someone who likes silver, gold, or black you can buy the powders in those colours too – they look fabulous!
Feel free to email me pictures of your projects! I would love to add them to this post 🙂