(Closed) What do you use for embossing?

posted 6 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Embossing is...
    Easy : (7 votes)
    50 %
    Inbetween : (1 votes)
    7 %
    Hard : (2 votes)
    14 %
    Never Tried : (4 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I voted hard since it can be messy. I would emboss something small like an intial on the back on the envelope or flowers on the invite but not words I think that would be too difficult

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Are you talking about embossing where paper is rubbed/rAised or heat embossing where you stamp and then put powder that melts on top?  

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @SapphireSun:  Not sure about the OP but I recently got it in my head that I want to do the latter (heat embossing with powder) for my placecards but don’t know where to start!

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @WestieGirl:  It’s super easy. I was nervous to try, but I have no idea why! You can do it! I’m a DIY bride myself , so I had to try this out.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Yq10MAK0JM

    I used this video after reading about it. You can see how quickly it works too. I’ve done it several times already. I recommend getting colored ink and using clear powder so you can use the powder more. A little goes a long way, for real.

    Make sure you do trial runs because the first time I did it, I did burn the paper. Also, make sure there aren’t any little bits stuck to the fibers of the paper because even though it’s clear, it will make little clear, glossy spots on your paper. Hope This Helps.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @WestieGirl:  It’s really easy.  If you’re using a fairly light coloured paper, you can use coloured ink and clear embossing powder.  I prefer that method because if stray bits are left on the paper they don’t show as bad.  You want to be sure to use a pigment ink because it stays wet long enough to catch the powder.  I try to look for embossing powder that says it’s “detail”.  I just haven’t liked the outcome with the larger grains as much, especially if you use a coloured powder.  If you’re doing something on a darker coloured paper, you’d want to use either clear ink, or any colour if your powder is totally opaque. 

    I usually take a piece of printer paper, and fold it in half.  Then you stamp your image on to the paper you want to use, and tap off as much of the excess as possible, then dump the remainder on the paper underneath, then you can just use the fold to put it back in the container to use on the next.  Then you take a heat gun to your image/powder and melt it, and you’re done!

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Heat embossing is super easy. Love it! Miss Eagle had a blog post about it with some pretty clear instructions. Loooove the results, too. I just make sure that I do it in the top of a computer paper box or something so the powder doesn’t fly everywhere.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’ve seen tons of heat embossing tutorials and they look really easy. Some have even embossed using a toaster!

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Thanks everyone!!  I think heat embossing is what was done on my inspiration placecards but please correct me if I’m wrong.  I’m very DIY impaired.

    Post # 11
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    540 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I think that is actually a sticker of some sort. In my experience embossing doesn’t have the texture that the picture shows

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I’m seriously consideembossing some embossing on my invite so I’m glad to hear that it isn’t too hard!

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @WestieGirl:  I’d say that’s glitter paper cut out with a punch…

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    For the record, I LOVE heat embossing… It’s really fun.  that said it’s hard to make it perfect so make sure you make extras so you can practice!

    All you need is the ink, powder and the heat “gun” thing.

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @SapphireSun:  Hmmmmm I hadn’t thought of that!!!  On the sand dollar as well? How is it put on there? gluestick?  lol

    Well at least I don’t have to get embossing materials!!  

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @WestieGirl: I’d guess a glue stick. There’s paper covered in glitter in all sorts of colours in michaels scrapbooking aisle. About $2 per 12×12 sheet. 

    Heat embossing is really fun and would achieve a nice effect too though. Might be cheaper if you already have the stamp too. Those punches aren’t super cheap. 

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