Since the past few months have been filled with one holiday (that I love) after another, today I am taking a break from Thanksgiving and Christmas by sharing a get well card that I made for the Stamp Ink Paper Design Team. Our theme this week is embossing (heat or dry). Up until a few years ago when I set up my own heat embossing station in my craft room (see more details below) I use to think that heat embossing was a major pain. Now, I absolutely love it and it's become much more common in my creations.
I think heat embossing makes for an elegant accent on your handmade cards.
List of Supplies:
Paper: Flirty Flamingo cardstock//Crumb Cake cardstock//Whisper White cardstock//Pear Pizzazz cardstock
Ink: Flirty Flamingo//Versamark
Stamps: Dahlia Burst by Fun Stamper's Journey
Accessories: Big Shot//Stampin' Trimmer//Stitched Scalloped Rectangles Dies by Gina Marie Designs//Snail Permanent Adhesive//Stampin' Dimensionals//Heat Tool//Embossing Buddy//White embossing powder
1. Have a Heat Embossing Station
If at all possible and you have room available, set up a designated "heat embossing" station (see mine above and below). I found that I heat emboss far more frequently now that I don't have to pull my heat gun out of the drawer, plug it in, find my embossing powders (always in another drawer) and so on. My station is always ready to go and it's become FAR less of a hassle. I really LOVE embossing now that I don't have to dig for supplies.
*Another Useful Tip - use a marble cutting board as a base (so you don't melt your good furniture)! Yup, it happened.
2. Embossing Powder Storage
Buy some Tupperware containers (I found mine at the local dollar store) and keep your embossing powders stored separately in them. Using a Sharpie marker write the embossing powder color that's inside the container on the top lid. It also makes it's own sifting container that leaves you less mess to clean up after!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
You might also enjoy these cards that were also heat embossed: