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Monday, April 24, 2017

Embossed Card and Embossing Tips

To say I am embossing obsessed would be an understatement.  It is the thing that got me into stamping about 30 years ago, and it never gets old for me.

Story: In 1992, I was walking through a boutique with my friend, Dallas.  We passed a stamping booth and I saw an elegant card with a gold Christmas Tree embossed on a beautiful creamy off-white card.  It made my heart do a few extra thumps in my chest. I had to know how to do that. I asked the lady at the booth to show me how to do it. She showed me. I bought everything I needed, and embossed 200 Christmas cards that year.  I was hooked.  Sidenote: about 9 months after that I stumbled on to D.O.T.S. (now Close To My Heart), signed up as a consultant, and the rest is history. I'm still embossing up a storm!

Enough nostalgia.  Let's talk about embossing and this darling stamp set.  It's only available in April (so for less than one more week!) and is yours for only $5 ($12.95 savings) with every $50 purchase (before shipping and tax). Order $100, get 2...and so on. When ordering on my website, you'll be prompted to add your set(s) before checking out.

April Stamp of the Month - Flock Together

For this card, I embossed in white. I love ALL embossing, but I'm very partial to white!  I love the look. After embossing the birds, I used some of our blue tone Shin Han Alcohol Markers to add a bit of color.

Here's are a couple little embossing tips for you to help you get a really nice, clean embossed image:
  • Before stamping your paper with embossing ink and adding the embossing powder and heating, first rub a dryer sheet across the surface. This helps with static cling and makes your embossed images much cleaner.
  • Keep a very fine paint brush handy. After you've stamped your image with Versarmark Ink and sprinkled your embossing powder on, use the fine tip paintbrush to carefully brush away any grains of powder that are not sticking to the image.  Then heat.  Remember that any embossing powder that is on your paper is going to melt and emboss once you heat it. You don't want a "speckled background" of melted embossing powder.

1 comment:

Laurel said...

Wonderful use of that stamp set!


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