- Embossing powder
- Embossing ink pad
- Heat gun
- Rubber stamp
- Embossing buddy (optional)
- Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (optional)
- Miniature paint brush/duster
2. Optional Step: With your embossing buddy, rub the area where you place to emboss. I found the embossing buddy to be very beneficial because its purpose is to keep the embossing powder from sticking anywhere else other than on the embossing ink.
4. Apply the embossing ink to the stamp.
5. Optional Step: Using your Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, line the cardstock/paper up and place the stamp inside the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. I found this tool to be very helpful since I was able to line up the stamp perfectly each time.
7. Pour the embossing powder onto your image.
8. Spread the powder out with your finger to cover the entire image.
9. Shake off any excess powder into a container.
10. Optional Step: To remove any left-over powder and to clean up your image, use a small paintbrush or duster to remove any powder not wanted. Once removed, blow off any powder.
11. Once you have your image the way you want, turn on your heat gun and heat the stamped image. Once the heat gun is fully warmed up, the powder will begin melting and rising.
12. All done! Pat yourself on the back for a job well done!
Embossing is such a great additive to add a little extra flavor to any paper project that you are working on. Just make sure to practice with your stamp and the technique plenty before jumping into embossing any invites, programs etc.
WARNING: Your working area may look like this while working. Big mess!