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Thursday, 29 March 2012

Heat Embossing Tutorial

Hello again! I have created this short tutorial on behalf of Cardmaking Online. It features an embossing technique using embossing powders and a heat gun. It is quite a simple process and the end result is both pretty and versaile!

I used four key products including a stamp, a gluepad, embossing powders and a heat gun. I also used a die and my Cuttlebug machine to die-cut a label on which to stamp my image.


*** Please read through all instructions before commencing ***

Photo 1

Supplies:
Stamp: Stampendous Poppy Stems M178
Glue Stamp: Pallete Stamp and Stick Gluepad
Embossing Powders: Stampendous in Green Tinsel and Heat It Up in Chinese Red
(or you could use Zing Embossing Powder Glitter Green and 
Heat Gun: Creative Expressions (or you could use Papermania Pink Heat Tool)
Tools: Cuttlebug V2 Die-Cut & Embossing Machine, Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 6 Die (or you could use Nestabilities Labels Small S4-169)
Versa Color Ink Pad in Green Tea
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold
Copic Markers and Promarkers in yellow, green, orange and pink


1. Using your die-cutting machine and label die cut a label out of white card. Refer photo 2.

Photo 2

2. Apply the glue pad directly onto your stamp then stamp your image onto the white label. At this stage the stamped image will be clear and difficult to see - try not to touch the stamped image as it will easily smudge. Refer photo 3.

Photo 3

3. Place your label onto a piece of white paper and choose an embossing powder to compliment your image. As my image featured a flower I sprinkled green embossing powder over the stem area until the whole stem had been covered. It doesn't matter if a little goes onto the flower area. Refer photo 4.

Photo 4

4. Carefully shake off the excess embossing powder onto the white paper and gently tip the excess powder back into the tub.

5. I then sprinkled red embossing powder over the flower area until all the flowers were covered as per photo 5.
Repeat step four to return the excess embossing powder to the tub.

Photo 5

6. Using your heat gun dry the embossing image as per photo 6. Hold your heat gun approximately two inches from the image and when the embossing powder dries in one area slowly move the heat to the next area until the whole images is dry.


*** Be careful not to touch the image until the embossing powder is dry as the
powder will easily rub off ***

Photo 6

When the powder is dry it will be slightly raised and shiny as per photo 7.

Photo 7

7. Colour in your embossed design using markers of your choice as per photo 8


I used a selection of Copic and Promarkers in yellow, green, orange and pink.
I then wiped the edges of the label with green ink and gave the whole label a light spray with iridescent gold glimmer mist.

Photo 8

Your beautiful embossed label is now ready to use on a card, tag or any
other project of your choice!

I used my label in a card design as per photo 9.



Photo 9

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial - any comments are welcome!









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