I recently got into making cards. I don’t know what sparked my interest but I really like embossing. Not only is it easy but you will receive lots of “oohs and ahhhs”, I promise.
So here’s how my youngest daughters cards turned out. Our theme for her birthday is “Hot Pink and Zebra Tea Party”.
I took the picture myself and got it developed at Walmart. Their instant photo machine allows you to write on it. I loved that factor.
After gluing on the picture, I added a zebra stripe.
The inside had the normal- who, what, when, where and why.
Next was the outside of the invitations…
Next I added the stamp and embossing powder. Many people have asked how I got the two colors and here’s the answer…
I carefully stamped the the top part with my pink ink pad and the bottom with my black ink pad. You have to be real careful when doing this because you don’t want to get the one color onto the other pad. At the same time, don’t be afraid because you get beautiful results!
After stamping, get out your embossing powder. I chose the powder with glitter because I am a girlie girl! Pour a ton of the powder over the stamp. Then flip it upside down on top of a piece of paper. Flick it however many times needed ( I did three with this stamp because it was long).
Fold the paper with the powder in half and pour back into it’s container.
The next process requires a heating gun. You can purchase this at a craft store in a pretty pink color for about $25. However, if you have a handy husband (like I do) he will probably have one in his garage. Just make sure it has different settings because you don’t want the gun to be too hot.
Back to what I was saying, set your heat gun to 150 and heat the paper. You will see it lift off the paper and know when to move to the next object. This will be your results: