So those of you, my faithful readers, will recall that I purchased a new heat embossing tool in early March (click here). I had high hopes of using it in that month, with no avail. April brought new opportunities though that I was happy to take advantage of.
(am I making too much of this?)
My awesome bright pink, *I’ll-never-be-able-to-lose-it-in-a-snow-storm* heat embossing gun from Stampabilities was the highlight of my last card making session.
So if you want to know how to use this thing, I’ll include a little tutorial with my photos.
You will need a stamp (that SHOULD go without saying) and a Versa Mark inkpad. Simply ink the stamp, and press it on to a piece of paper as you would normally.
(is this too basic?)
Then generously sprinkle on embossing powder, making sure the entire stamped image has powder attached to it.
Then at a 45 degree angle, and about an inch away from the paper, simply flick the switch of your heat embossing gun and heat the image until you can see that the powder has become melted, solid, and slightly raised. It should take no more than 15 seconds, depending on the size of your stamped image.
Then voila! You are done!
Though it is difficult to see the dimension of the image, it is bumpy to the touch and adds an extra element to your cards and scrapbooking pages that is fun for someone who is tactile like myself.
As for the Stampability heat embossing gun. I really like it. Though handling it I have to be careful not to hold it over the air intake, that is the only (and slight) flaw that I can see. I would totally recommend it, especially for the price of it ($22 CAD) at Pointer Scrapbooking in Toronto.
Is there any other products or techniques you’d like to learn about? Would ever be interested in an online card making tutorial?