Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Cardmaking Series Part 2: Embossing

Welcome back to the card making series :)
Last time, we learned about making simple cards, using just stamps and paper.
This week we are going to take it up a notch and talk about embossing to dress up your cards.  Embossing is a great way to add some glam or sparkle to your cards and make them stand out.
The process is really simple, but will require a few new supplies
(these links are NOT affiliate links, I'm just trying to show you some examples)
To do embossing, you will need

You can emboss using any stamp that you have.
To emboss, you simply take your stamp, using the embossing ink (or regular ink) and stamp your design on the paper.  Moving quickly, sprinkle the embossing powder on the wet ink.  The embossing powder should stick to the ink.  Tilt the paper and tap gently to remove the excess powder.  I use am embossing tray to so that I don't waste any powder.
Then using an embossing gun (or toaster, or hair dryer, or other heat source), you heat up the embossing powder until it just melts and becomes shiny (overheating can cause it to look burned - and be careful of your fingers!).  And that's it!
Here are some examples of cards that I have used embossing powder on.

The colored glitter in these one were done with a glitter glue like pen called Stickles.

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  1. Cool cards! Thanks for the tutorial, I always wondered how that look was achieved!

  2. Very nice cards! I need to get my embossing materials out again...they add so much to handmade cards! Thanks for sharing!
    ~ Vickie

    ...found you via Craftionary Linking Party!

  3. Super cute card! Love the colors you used. I just started embossing. It's great!
    Katie @

  4. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our first linky party this Wednesday :
    Live every Wednesday to Friday.
    Hosted by: Jason & Jamie Koenig
    We hope to see you there!

  5. That's a really cute card. Embossing is one of the biggest "wow" techniques out there. I love how easy it is and that it never fails to impress. :) Great job!

  6. So cute! I'd love for you to link up to The DIY'ers!

  7. Great job on the cards! I love embossing and stickles adds so much to the end results. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. How fun. I love card making but haven't made any cards in awhile. Thanks for inspiring me. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31.

  9. The gang over at My Personal Accent, think your post about Embossing Greeting Cards is simply TERRIFIC! We would like to invite you to party with us at starting at 5:00 Thursday nights at our new Blog Strut Peacock Style Link Party to share your creative ideas. Come on over!!


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