Thursday, 29 March 2012

Heat Embossing Tutorial - Vicky Pedlow

*** Please read through all instructions before commencing ***

Photo 1


Stamp: Stampendous Poppy Stems M178
Glue Stamp: Pallete Stamp and Stick Gluepad
Embossing Powders: Stampendous in Green Tinsel and Heat It Up in Chinese Red
(or you could use Zing Embossing Powder Glitter Green and 
Heat Gun: Creative Expressions (or you could use Papermania Pink Heat Tool)
Tools: Cuttlebug V2 Die-Cut & Embossing Machine, Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 6 Die (or you could use Nestabilities Labels Small S4-169)
Versa Color Ink Pad in Green Tea
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold
Copic Markers and Promarkers in yellow, green, orange and pink

 1. Using your die-cutting machine and label die cut a label out of white card. Refer photo 2.

Photo 2

2. Apply the glue pad directly onto your stamp then stamp your image onto the white label. At this stage the stamped image will be clear and difficult to see - try not to touch the stamped image as it will easily smudge. Refer photo 3.

Photo 3

3. Place your label onto a piece of white paper and choose an embossing powder to compliment your image. As my image featured a flower I sprinkled green embossing powder over the stem area until the whole stem had been covered. It doesn't matter if a little goes onto the flower area. Refer photo 4. 

Photo 4

4. Carefully shake off the excess embossing powder onto the white paper and gently tip the excess powder back into the tub.

5. I then sprinkled red embossing powder over the flower area until all the flowers were covered as per photo 5. Repeat step four to return the excess embossing powder to the tub.

Photo 5

6. Using your heat gun dry the embossed image as per photo 6.

Hold your heat gun approximately two inches from the image and when the embossing powder dries in one area slowly move the heat to the next area until the whole image is dry.

*** Be careful not to touch the image until the embossing powder is dry as the
powder will easily rub off ***

Photo 6

When the powder is dry it will be slightly raised and shiny as per photo 7.

Photo 7

7. Colour in your embossed design using markers of your choice as per photo 8.

I used a selection of Copic and Promarkers in yellow, green, orange and pink.
I then wiped the edges of the label with green ink and gave the whole label a light spray with iridescent gold glimmer mist.

Photo 8

Your beautiful embossed label is now ready to use on a card, tag or any
other project of your choice!

I used my label in a card design as per photo 9.
Photo 9


Sandie Edwards said...

This is a fantastic tutorial Vicky!!! Love your card, so bright and fresh..

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Vicky, so spring like and fresh a bright well done thanks for sharing Shaz.x

my craft cupboard said...

Vicky, You make it all sound so easy.
The colours of your card are lovely and bright.
Well done

Anne Darragh said...

Love this card, great easy instructions. Happy little flower!

Jan Rankine said...

Really good instructions Vicky, pretty card

Anne said...

Bright and cheerful card and simple to follow instructions! We sometimes need to get back to basics and rediscover simple techniques! TFS!