(Closed) embossing

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Mrs.Vowrenewal: What do you mean?

On invitations? On seating cards?

I think embossing looks nice and gives something a little extra richness or pop.

Post # 4
1807 posts
Buzzing bee

@Mrs.Vowrenewal: What do you mean? I mean I guess there really is no point except for people like it??

I embossed cocktail napkins for our wedding because I thought it would be a cute, easy little touch that our guests (and I) would like. I also embossed a heart stamp on our STD’s. Why? Because I liked it.

Post # 5
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think it just gives texture to the paper.  Like thermography, letterpress, or de-embossing. 

Post # 7
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s to add texture and decoration. Visual interest. An embossing gun works with stamps and embossing ink. There is also the Cuddlebug which uses folders to emboss the paper texturally rather than by using ink. I used a corner punch and embosser combo to do my placecards (sorry it’s a little hard to see in the photo).

Post # 8
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If you’re talking about using embossing powder, then it’s way, way, way easier if you use an embossing gun. Especially if you’re going to be doing more than just a few of anything. You can use the stove, but it’s difficult, you burn your fingers, get uneven results and sometimes even set the paper on fire. I highly recommend getting a gun.

Post # 9
1807 posts
Buzzing bee

If you do buy the gun make sure you go to michaels with a 40% coupon. It’ll be much cheaper! I think they’re normally like $20-30ish dollars. I don’t have pictures on this computer…but if you check my profile I have a link to my blog and I just did a post about embossing my napkins! It’s cheap and easy!

Post # 10
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@AnneTossy: Or buy it off EBAY.  Mine was $20 and works great!  🙂

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