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.
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