You will need:
- A Heat Tool (Heat Gun)
- Embossing powder
- Embossing ink or Pigment Ink
- Rubber Stamp
- Card stock trimmed to size
1. Ink the stamp, making sure that every part of the design is well-inked.
2. Stamp the design. Apply even pressure.
3. Pour embossing powder over the stamped image while the ink is still wet. Then, tap the excess embossing powder off (and yes, you can put excess powder back into the jar).
4. Apply heat with the heat gun. Try to keep the heat gun moving while the powder melts. As it melts, the powder changes color (note how in the stamped image went from dull to shiny in the image above).
- The heat gun isn’t just warm. It’s HOT. So work on a heatproof surface and be careful not to burn yourself. DO NOT point the gun in your direction.
- Rubbing an anti-static cloth on the card stock before stamping can help avoid stray embossing powder. I usually use the tumble dryer sheets.
- If there are stray specks of embossing powder after tapping the excess off, use a fine paintbrush to brush it off.
- If working on a bigger embossed piece, work on heating a small area at a time.