(Closed) I need embossing help!

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

You can buy navy ink and clear powder, or any color ink and navy powder.  I’d recommend clear powder though, so that if you have some excess stick to the cards, it won’t be visible.  They definitely sell this at Michael’s.  Good luck embossing!  It is probably easier than you think 

Post # 4
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Colored ink and clear powder’s always worked best for me.  Have fun — embossing’s easy and looks great!

Post # 7
997 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

Fun!  I am a newbie embosser (embossing the return addresses for our save-the-dates) and it was really fun.  I would recommend clear embossing powder (neater) and pigment ink (dries more slowly).

Good luck!

Post # 8
1011 posts
Bumble bee

Unless you are going for metallic, I’d go for clear powder and colored ink (ink pads are cheaper than powder and the powder lasts longer).  It gives you more options.  Also, for a heat gun, I use an electric paint stripper.  Much cheaper than the embossing guns.

Post # 9
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

One more suggestion… try to use "ultra-fine" embossing powder if you can find it.  Especially if the rubber stamp you are using has fine lines or details that you don’t want to look blobby or messy.

Post # 10
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

another thing that helps is to pick up a super fine paint brush or use a fine point tooth pick and after you apply the powder but before you heat it you can go back and clean up some of the excess power that stuck in places you don’t want. That can help you really define those intricate little details of a stamp or ornate script letters and monograms.

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