This is a lovely craft to do, even with limited artistic skills, you can produce some lovely results. There are some beautiful stamps about from simple designs to intricate works of art. If you haven't used rubber stamps before then start with something simple until you get the hang of it and then move onto the larger and more detailed stamps.
Time: 15 minutes
Embossing glue pad (stamper ink glue)
Antic static pad or small paintbrush
If you have an antic static pad, run this all over the card you are going to emboss on. This will help prevent the loose flecks of embossing power sticking where you don't want them.
If you don't have an antic static wipe, use a fine paintbrush to flick away any excess embossing powder, later in the process
Leave your rubber stamp on the table and place the embossing glue pad onto it. Press down with a medium pressure to ensure that the glue covers all the stamp but that you don't over do it.
When using rubber stamps, you always take the ink or glue pad to the stamp rather than pressing the stamp onto the pad. This ensures an even application.
Pretty butterfly stamp
Press the rubber stamp onto the cardstock in your desired position. Press down really firmly. If you are using a large stamp, make sure all areas of the stamp have been pressed. You might find standing up to do this easier.
Remove the stamp and set aside.
Place the cardstock over a piece of paper which has been folded in half and then reopened.
Liberally pour embossing powder over the area you have stamped.
Excess powder will be put back in the pot, so pour out plenty
Lift the cardstock up and tip the embossing powder onto the paper below.
You can now easily tip the excess embossing powder back into the pot from the paper.
The embossing powder has stuck to the glue stamp image
Use a heat gun to apply heat to the embossing powder by holding it a few centimetres away.
Use a heat gun which has a hot concentrated heat that can be directed at your image
As the powder is heated, it will quickly blend together and take on a raised and glossy appearance.
Try turning your creations into cards, bookmarks or gift tags for that special someone. It would also be a lovely way to create beautiful wedding invitations.