aside from the fact that the store is wall to wall covered in the prettiest papers there was something on the "crafty side" that caught my eye. a brown card with a raised gold scroll. i asked the woman where to find these in the store. she said they are made....how of course i asked. to which i was surprised to find out was embossing.
so of course, i am now an embosser and for carrie's birthday from wilson she is too! below is a little sample of what you do and how to do it. there are how to video's too on paper-source's website as well.
what you need:
pigment ink pads (pigment is important as they are slow drying)
rubber stamps mounted
embossing heat gun
what to do:
1. stamp item (fabric, wood, paper)
2. cover in embossing powder & shake off
3. heat until embossing powder melted
see photos that really show just how easy this is!
|stamp your item|
|shake embossing powder over the item|
|note the sandy look on the non-heated items|
|heat (read the instructions in the gun carefully!)|