New Papercrafting Tools

Friday, July 13, 2012

I love shopping for new craft tools and researching different techniques that will make me a better papercrafter; and while video surfing on Youtube I learned of a new technique called embossing. I’ve heard of it before but I didn’t actually know what embossing was; and now I’m super excited to try it. So here is a list of new items I’ve recently added to my craft collection:

A Martha Stewart Heating Tool

Recollections Embossing Power in Snow

Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Fired Brick

Versa Mark Watermark Stamp Pad

Inkadinka Clings Rubber Stamp Set

And, Zots! I wanted to try these clear adhesive 3D glue dots because I hate seeing the white spots from using adhesive foam on cards—so I wanted to give these clear glue dots a try. 

Using these tools was very easy; and, if you’re a beginner here is how you use them. The Versa Mark pad is like slow drying glue. You take your stamp and tap it on the versa mark glue a few times, than stamp your image onto your paper. Next, you sprinkle some of your embossing powder of the stamped image, tap off the access, and heat it up with the heating tool—and these are the results: 

Next I wanted to try out my stamps and 3D glue dots; and so far I think I like the 3D dots. They still have the same 3D effect as the foam adhesive—but I can’t see a big white foam piece when I examine the card at different angles. 

If you’re a beginner papercrafter I hope this mini-review helped. I plan on getting to know embossing a little bit better so I’m going to play around with it until I make something really cute to share. So stay tuned for new projects from me, using the embossing techniques. 

Thanks for stopping by! :-P


  1. Looks like you had a very productive day! Can't wait to see what you create.

  2. I designed a new baby shower card using some of these tools--it came out so cute. I'm thinking of making a Youtube video showing how I made the card with these tools. Eeee! I'm excited. :-D

  3. These tools look great! Hello From Etsy- nice to have discovered your blog!
    feel free to visit!

  4. The results are beautiful!! I love the white look!! Thanks for introducing your new finds!


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