If you’ve ever wondered “How Long Do You Heat Embossing Powder?“, today’s the day you get to see exactly why and HOW you heat it! And get awesome results every single time! Plus I’ve got a few tips on today’s uplifting design you’re going to want to see! Read on my craft pal friends…
But first let’s take a quick peek at our project.
Simple. Quick. Pretty.
This time I’m using So Saffron as a little softer yellow for my encouragement card. And the pop of white is the soft yet spunky Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon. I love how it adds lots of personality with very little bulk. That way you can still get it through the mail without additional postage!
How Long Do You Heat Embossing Powder?
We’ve all either heat our embossing powder for far too long or not enough sometimes right? Then we’ve been disappointed with our handmade cards or that piece of cardstock has been filed in the “garbage bin”!
Let’s take a few minutes to watch and then I’ll give you my tips for designing this sweet card.
Jo’s Design Tips
There’s more than a few things I love about this card.
- the subtle and happy stamped background
- its combination of label dies, both the positive and negative
- the “take-a-second-look” background behind the focal sentiment
- my embossing powder colour!
Original Embossing Powder Colours
1.Let’s talk about the embossing powder first. This isn’t a colour sold by Stampin’ Up! Instead it’s one I made myself I’m calling Champagne or Platinum. See how to make it in this other embossing how-to video post. I think it adds just a little something different to the design.
Doubling Up On Dies
2. Oh those label dies! These are the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. But I’ve mixed both a positive image (the words) and a negative image (the black cutout piece) for this card. What’s great about this set is one die cut shape nests right inside another. It’s not the exact same shape, but they complement each other wonderfully.
3. For anyone who loves music, the treble clef stamp is a perfect match for the words. So I stamped it with Versamark ink on the background So Saffron Panel around the outside edge. TIP: Be sure to vary the direction you stamp it so it looks really random. BIGGER TIP: Stamp off the edge of the cardstock to make the panel appear bigger.
4.The last design element I love is the addition of the So Saffron piece of designer paper behind the negative die cut Basic Black. The white is picked up by the ribbon and adds a softness to the overall piece.
Get Out Your Heat Tool!
OK, time to grab some embossing powder and get busy! I’ve shared several JO-Tips videos over the past few weeks all about heat embossing. Now’s the time to try them all out!
If you need any supplies here is everything I used on today’s card. Add them to your own stash by clicking on any of them here.How Long Do You Heat Embossing Powder?
Thanks So Much
I ‘m so grateful to be able to share my designs with other crafters around the world. Thanks for allowing me to do so and for supporting my stamping business.
Here’s one final gander.
Stay tuned right here for more tips and tricks for paper crafting! And don’t forget to give these embossing tips a try now you know How Long Do You Heat Embossing Powder?