Easy Heat Embossing Technique: Vintage Heat Embossing

Easy Heat Embossing Technique: Vintage Heat Embossing


hi there everyone Laurel here in today’s
video we’re going to go from some white cardstock to adding a little bit of
color with some ink and fun embossing powders and then by the time this video
is done you’re going to know how to create this beautiful vintage embossed
Christmas card so let’s get to it so this is a brand new stamp set from
Katherine Pooler for the holidays this is called boughs and berries and I’m
going to take just a couple of the images and kind of create a border along
the top and bottom of my card I’ve pulled out four colors of green ink and
also two of the new embossing powders that is releasing as well it’s called
sage and peppermint so with this card you can kind of go a couple different
ways with it if you don’t want to do a bunch of embossing you can simplify it
by just using some of the colored inks like I did here in this card and I think
that’s absolutely beautiful I wanted to go kind of a different way and see if I
could create some vintage embossing and what I mean by that is is almost like
not complete embossing I don’t know to make it look a little aged you’ll see
where I’m going with this in just a minute
alright so I’m starting off with the darkest of my colors of ink called
spruce and then I’m going to take the sage and kind of sprinkle it on to the
inked images these Catherine polar inks do stay wet a little bit longer so you
are able to do heat embossing if you work quickly I didn’t want all of the
images to have embossing powder on it so I kind of made sure that some of the
areas of the Leafs did not have any embossing powder so when I’m done the
sage from the embossing powder is all sparkly and pretty but then I also have
that spruce that green ink shining through as well which is why I am NOT
using embossing ink for this the reason why I’m using colored ink is because I
want some of that color to shine through so here I am going in with a different
green I think this is Mardi Gras again sprinkling on that same embossing powder
and I’m knocking off I’m kind of flicking it pretty hard from the back to
knock off some of that embossing powder to make sure that the original ink color
is going to shine through and then I’ll give that a good embossed
with my heat gun and then move on to the next bit I’m using this little sweeper
thing I think it’s called a surface sweeper
from tonic or Nouveau and at first I thought it was so silly but I use it all
the time to get off bits of embossing powder I clean my computer keyboard off
you know I use it a lot to be honest I was surprised all right so I went in
with that third color there same deal you know what I’m doing sprinkled on
some embossing powder and heat set it so now I’m going in with the berries and I
am going to go ahead and use the WoW embossing pad for this I did not grab
any of the red ink because I wanted to get just that beautiful peppermint
embossed image but not a complete solid image so what you can’t tell that I’m
doing here is I am not pressing very hard when I am stamping those berries
with that embossing ink I was very light handed so it’s not going to get a
complete solid image which again is the look I’m going for because I wanted to
try to do something vintagey with the embossing powders so the deal is when
you’re using embossing ink you kinda don’t know where you where you stamped
it so I was just kind of dumping the embossing powder all over just to see
what would catch because I couldn’t remember where I put it all so once I
get that all heat embossed again it’s not a solid image so if you want a solid
image then obviously you want to get a lot of ink on your stamp and then press
very firmly to make sure that all that ain’t goes into the paper and then your
bossing powder will stick to it but that’s not what I wanted here so that’s
not what I’m doing right alright so here I am kind of
filling in some of the empty spaces because once you get going and once you
heat set you can kind of see if there’s any holes in the area that maybe you
didn’t get the first time because when you’re stamping clear on white you can’t
see it’s like invisible so it’s always kind of a mystery of what you’re gonna
get so anyway I’m gonna go ahead and dry this fully with my heat tool then I saw
there was a couple little areas well actually just one little area nope two
areas see that needed more of those berries so I’m doing the same thing over
and over again you’re probably bored to tears but not to worry this video is
almost over so now I am left with this beautiful image it’s so hard to pick it
up on camera but beautiful image it’s got Sparkle from the various places that
we put the embossing powder it’s just quite pretty so now
take the sentiment that comes in the stamp set and I’m going to also ink that
up with the embossing ink I am using the
embossing ink from wow now when I do sentiments I always do super fine I
can’t impress that enough on you guys because sentiments are so detailed
especially this one especially the tidings I wanted to make sure everything
was going to be able to be picked up so super fine is the way I always go when
it comes to sentiments just to make sure that you get that great coverage in
every single detail of every curve of every script of every font comes through
and that super fine is the way to go so here is a completed look at my first
card how y’all think I’m doing with the staging right I stepped up my photo
staging game a flat late game I did so I you know had a great time making these
cards and this first one if you want to simplify and go quicker and even
mass-produced and you know skip the heat embossing step and just do colored inks
or something like that and you can grab your Misti or whatever you use and you
can just do like a little assembly line type thing and and go to town I think
this is a very easy card to mass-produce so give it a try let me know if you do
here are a couple videos I thought you might want to check out if you have some
free time but thanks you guys so much for joining me today and I will be back
with another video really soon thanks for watching bye

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