(Closed) Embossing question…

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
639 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Is the stamp just for the edging design?  If so, I think it would heat emboss just fine.  My only suggestion would be to get the fine detail embossing powder – don’t use the really coarse stuff.

Post # 4
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My advice would be this:

1. – Purchase an embossing ink pad – this will be slow drying and allow you plenty of time to get enough embossing powder stuck to it.  http://shop.eksuccessbrands.com/Product/Gigantic+Embossing+Pad.aspx 

2. – as Denver said, use fine detail embossing powder, especially for the small areas. http://shop.scrapbooks.com/gb-epj00204.html

3. – If you don’t use the embossing ink pad – make sure you are using an ink color that is the same color or lighter than the embossing powder, otherwise the ink will show through and it won’t look as polished.

Post # 6
38 posts
  • Wedding: December 2015

Great tips thus far!

Another tip: rub your paper with a dryer sheet (you know…fleecy, downy); helps eliminate static cling so that you don’t get flyaway bits of the embossing powder. Also, you should definitely use a heatgun! I prefer to emboss from the bottom (as opposed to directly on top of the powder). 

I know you mentioned getting a stamp made; I think that’s cool! Personally, I haven’t done it, but here are a few suggestions of exisiting stamps from one of my favourite stamp companies, PaperTrey Ink. They are clear stamps that ‘stick’ to clear acryclic blocks, which is cool cuz you can see where you’re stamping.

If you want to get your design made into a clear stamp, I’ve seen this company referenced in blogs: North Coast Rubber Stamps
Hope this helps! =)

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