So I love, love, love the look of heat embossing. Especially with white powder, on dark colors. My issue is when the tiny little powders stick to the paper where they're not supposed to. Do you know what I mean? Let me take you through my embossing process.
1) I rub my Embossing Buddy over the area to be embossed.
2) I stamp my chosen stamp with Versamark Ink over the area I just prepped.
3) I sprinkle the stamped area with Ranger Sea foam White embossing powder (my favorite).
4) I gently tap excess powder off and give my paper a flick or two with my finger.
5) I use a soft brush to clean up any edges or get rid of any flecks of pesky powder (see opening paragraph)
6) I heat up my powder
7) I get slightly frustrated because there are stray white powders in my image and it's not as crisp as I
You can really tell in the first picture, not as much in the second. These aren't too terribly intricate, at least not compared to some, designs, but there is a fair amount of detail. I would just really like a cleaner result. Any tips or suggestions?
Now yesterday, Mary Pat at Siehled With a Kiss made THIS card with the most amazing butterfly stamp on it. She embossed it with white embossing powder as well and said she rubbed her cardstock with a dryer sheet first! When she told me that, I about smacked myself in the forehead! I'm so going to try that! Thanks Mary Pat!
Do you have a technique that you love, but that frustrates you at the same time? How do you deal with it?
Have a great Thursday and I'll see you tomorrow! Thank for coming by today :)