Hello MLS friends. Linda here with a quick tutorial showing how heat embossing can be a wonderful technique to dress up any project, card, layout, or album. For this tutorial, I've made a card using the Secret Garden collection from MLS. I love butterflies, and this collection is truly delightful and fun!
For heat embossing, you need the following: Heat embossing tool, Watermark stamp pad, anti-static bag, opaque embossing powder, and a stamp (background or individual icon, such as a flower).
This is the card I made using the heat embossing technique:
Step 1: Choose the paper you want to emboss. Rub the anti-static pad across the paper. Next, use the watermark stamp pad on your stamp (s), then sprinkle the embossing powder over your stamped image, then pour of the excess. On this card, I used four different flower stamps, and stamped them randomly. Last, heat the images until the powder turns a shiny white.
Step 2: Either use the embossed piece as a background, or use a die cut that will allow you to see something you place on the inside of the card.
Step 3: I used the same stamps (using an ink pad, not embossing) on the inside of the card so they would show through the cie cut front of the card.
The last step is to embellish the card. Using a floral paper in the Secret Garden collection, I heat embossed two butterflies, using black embossing powder, and adhered them to the front and the inside portion of the card. The card was finished with a strip from another paper in the collection, a sentiment, and a button.
I hope this tutorial inspired you to try heat embossing. It is fun and elegant, and can be used so many ways!
Thanks for stopping by the MLS blog!!