We recently added an assortment of embossing powders to The Shoppe that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on.
At first, heat embossing seemed intimidating, when actually it wasn’t at all. Instead of using a regular ink pad, you use embossing ink and a heat gun. There is something magical that takes place as the powder transforms with help from the heat.
Heat embossing helps the stamped image really stand out with an added touch of texture and dimension, compared to stamping with regular ink.
It’s now become my new favorite technique!!
Embossed Greeting Card Project Directions
Stamp greeting and skull onto white cardstock with embossing ink, and then sprinkle with dark gray embossing powder. Use a heat gun to set.
Trim the greeting to size and cut out the skull.
Select coordinating papers from the Tim Holtz Regions Beyond Paper Stash and cut slightly larger than your stamped images.
Cut two thin strips of coordinating patterned paper from the same pad.
Arrange skull and saying onto each background. Once satisfied with positioning, use glue dots to hold in place.
Attach coordinating strips.
Cut out label from paper pad, and stamp word with permanent black ink.