(Closed) Embossing.. Ink?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

 You could do what you are asking about; however, it might be easier to just make a stamp with the design that you want. If you go to Michaels, they have the powder and the ink and the embossing tool. The one that I went to was very helpful, so just ask someone there and they should point you in the right direction and also answer any questions you might have.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would definitely have your design made into a stamp. It would be a whole lot less work!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

u can use an inkjet printer to emboss on metallic paper (it doesn’t absorb the ink).  I did that for my invitations….

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Chartreuse…what kind of ink did you use and what kind of printer? My fiance and I want to do our own invites and are considering embossing! Thanks!!! 😉

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

its just a regular HP desktop 5900 series….that was in my office…. but u have to make sure u change the print quality to “best” in the printer properties options so that it uses the most ink.  and i used DETAIL embossing powder (clear/transparent) for the words and regular clear embossing powder for the seahorse.  And make sure u rub the paper with a used dryer sheet before putting it in the printer, or else the powder will stick all over the paper, not just on the ink.  I used white metallic linen cardstock from paperandmore.com

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Wow…thanks so much for all the great info & advice! You rock!!

By The Way – your invites look great!!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I bought all my supplies from http://www.paper-source.com I got the black ink pad and the black embossing powder, including the heat gun. I heard you want to make sure that the ink is pigment, other wise it will dry too fast. I also purchased a custom made stamp from http://www.simonstamp.com (3.5 x 5 is about 40 bucks) with our information on it, since the only thing we will be embossing is the cover to our accordian programs.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Wow I learned so much from this post – thanks for asking!

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