We had just recently decided that we were going to plan our son's first birthday with an octopus theme and I found the perfect stamp in the shop. That's when I learned about embossing. How had I missed this fun embellishment?? It's really easy and fun to do. Plus it makes a simple card seem really fancy. Here are the steps.
A stamp pad, either clear or colored
Paper for embossing and scrap paper
Gather your tools
Stamp the paper and sprinkle the powder making sure to completely cover the image. Shake the extra off onto the scrap paper and set aside.
Point the heat gun at the paper a few inches away. As the powder heats up it will melt and quickly become raised and shiny. The paper cools off very quickly.
It's that simple! Since I bought all the supplies, I have made invitations, personalized stationery, and several other fun things. I know lots of people use it for scrapbooking too. Have fun with it!