If you love background stamps, you’ll love these 3 tips to heat emboss large stamps for amazing cards. And even if you’ve never tried one of these Big Bertha-ish stamps before, you might become a convert!

Do you love playing with snowflake stamps at this time of year? If you do, take a peek at this beauty!

3 Tips to Heat Emboss Large Stamps For Amazing Cards
Create bold images with one large stamp

Don’t you love when you only have to use one stamp and you’ve made a stunning card? Quick and easy takes on a whole new meaning!

This is the beautiful Snow Crystal stamp, available now in the 2022 July to December Mini Catalogue.

If you missed it, you’re not alone!

It’s a bit hidden on page 38 and I think it just hasn’t gotten as much love as it deserves!

3 Tips to Heat Emboss Large Stamps For Amazing Cards

If you’ve never tried a larger stamp before you might wonder how to manoeuvre it. Let me give you some tricks to create gorgeous embossed cards with one of these Big Bertha’s!!

1.Pull out your Embossing Buddy

Such a simple little tool, but one that can take your cards from pretty…to pretty spectacular! It comes in the Embossing Additions Tool Kit and is worth its weight in gold!

Swipe it over your cardstock BEFORE you stamp your image in Versamark. My JO-Tips video shows you exactly what an Embossing Buddy is for making cards.

2.Ink it up, then ink it up again…and then do it one more time!

No kidding! Even when I think I’ve inked my image really really well, I’ve found I’ve missed places when I’ve stamped it. And it’s pretty darn hard to get that image inked and stamped in the EXACT same spot again.

So I pat my Versamark several times over the entire image. And when I think I’ve done it enough, I do it one more time! And that brings me to my next tip.

3 Tips to Heat Emboss Large Stamps For Amazing Cards
A simple greeting is all you need to set off a large embossed snowflake

3. Use your Stamparatus.

Your Stamparatus is invaluable when it comes to using background stamps with embossing powder.

It’s quite challenging, especially on white cardstock to see your Versamark sometimes so you might not know if you missed inking a spot or not.

So here are the steps I recommend: a) position your paper in your Stamparatus, b) ink up you rubber stamp with Versamark, c) stamp your image, d) ink up your image again with Versamark and e) stamp it again.

Only then take it out and sprinkle on your embossing powder.

Want another idea for these oversized stamps and heat embossing? See how to use a background stamp to make a card. Or check out one of my most favourite posts for this quick and easy emboss resist stamp technique.

Background Stamps Are In!

Think how quick, easy, and beautiful your Christmas cards will be this year when you create this stunning silver embossed beauty!

All you need is one gorgeous stamp like the Snow Crystal and you’ll have them done in no time! Even faster when you pull out your Stamparatus stamp positioner!

Here are all the supplies I used – click on this list that you can print, pin or order from. I really appreciate you ordering with me and supporting my Design with Jo business.

Try my 3 tips to heat emboss large stamps for amazing cards and I bet you’ll be converted over to these Big Bertha-ish stamps for some beautiful card designs!