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Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.
We all love our stamp sets and we all love our patterned paper. Well, this month we’re combining the two by stamping ON patterned paper for some unique projects. It will be fun to see what stamps and papers our team decides to pair together. And if you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:
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This month was were challenged to try stamping on patterned paper. I enjoyed this challenge so much that I got my project done over a month before they were due. Here it is and I hope I can remember what I used to do it. That's the problem with doing a project so far in advance. LOL
Here is what I used to do the embossing: clear embossing powder, a resin bag, and Big and Bossy tinted embossing ink.
1. Run the resin bag over your card stock before embossing. This stops the embossing powder from sticking to the card stock and the powder will then only stick to where you use your ink.
2. Use lightly tinted or clear stamping ink and ink and stamp your image.
3. Pour, (yes, pour) embossing powder over the image. Have a scrap piece of paper bigger than your card stock underneath and use this to dump the excess powder off onto.
4. Lightly tap the card stock near the image without touching the image to get off an excess still clinging to the image. (Once you have done this, you can make the scarp piece of paper into a funnel and put the excess powder back into the container.
5. Turn on your heat gun and use it to melt the powder. Some people like to use the heat directly on the image while others like to use it under the paper. Either way works as long as you don't do it too long then you either burn the paper or the powder. I have found that doing it under the paper and hold the paper away from me and looking at the embossing area from the side view, I can see when the powder is melting better than look directly at the image. The powder will become glossy when it's melted.
I hope you go try this method and I love to emboss cards be it regular embossing or like we did for this hop.
Now you’re off to visit with Sandy. Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. See you next month with another technique!
See ya next month! Jearise AKA Lorby
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