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In this video, I create a simple gift tag using the stamping and embossing paper arts technique. It's fast, fun and anyone ...
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Hi, I’m Sarah welcome to another Make Great Stuff, How to video. Today’s video is Stamping and Embossing 101, creating a simple gift tag here is an example of what I’ll be making in today’s video.
Tools and Supplies, here’s an overview of what you need to get started an electric embossing gun. An embossing gun blows a jet of hot air that melts the embossing powder on to your stamp image. You’ll also need a stamp pad, check out the stamp pad says pigment ink on the outside label. Pigment ink stays wet longer and allows the embossing powder to stick to your stamp image.
Dye based stamp pads dry too quickly for this technique. Of course, you’ll also need embossing powder. I mostly use metallic powders myself, I’ll be using a silver color in today’s video. Then you’ll need a stamp that you love. I’ve got a great one here from Stampers anonymous. I’m also showing a little too from stamp I won’t be using it in today’s video but it’s a cute touch for your gift tags. There are a lot of gorgeous stamps out there and finding your favorites is just a fun.
You’ll also need a paper trimmer or a cracked punch to cut out your tag at the end. I’m using a large circle punch for today’s video but there are a lot of large fonts as in fun shapes that you might like to try for your gift tags. In addition, you’ll also need a smaller circle punch to create a whole at the top of your tag to run a ribbon through so you can attach your tag to a gift.
I’m not showing them here but of course you’ll also need a piece of pretty card stock as well as a couple of sheets of scrap paper to keep tracking your embossing powder. I tend to just use print your paper as my scrap because it’s a good size for easily pouring the powder back into the jar.
Step one waking up your stamp. Your stamp has been snoozing on the door for a while now so it’s important to wake your stamp up before asking it to work. I always do this by stamping on some scrap paper first before working on my project. Ink your stamp as you see me doing here, then just lay your stamp down, and press firmly. Once you have an evenly ink image your stamp is ready to go. With larger stamps, this may take a few tries. This one looks good.
Step two stamping the image and applying the powder. Make sure you have all your supplies in your fingertips when you’re ready to emboss. It’s also our really good idea to use a piece of card stock as larger than your final tag because it frees you from trying to center your stamp perfectly on a small piece of paper. And then you can decide an image placed then end when you’re trimming your design. So ink your stamp once again as you see me dong here and then checked that it’s lined up the way you want it. I’m going to place the bottom right corner of the card stock to minimize waste.
I press down firmly, then lift, and check the image. It looks good. I take up a jar of embossing powder and sprinkle it across my design. Tipping the card stock back and forth to make sure I’ve covered the entire image. Then I’ll top off the excess then I’m ready to go.
Here’s a close up of the powder on the image don’t touch the powder at this point because it will come off. Before you start embossing, we turn the excess powder to the jar. See how easy that is.
Step three. Melting and hardening the powder turn on the embossing gun and point it at your project waving it gently across the entire image back and forth always moving. The embossing gun sounds like a hair dryer so I’ve turned the sound off so you can hear what I’m saying. As the powder hits up it starts to melt in a magical transformation begins, watch the upper right hand corner of the image. There it goes all of that. Keep waving the gun over the image until the whole thing has transformed and all the powder melted. Once the heat gun turned off, the powder hardens in seconds. Almost done there we go, good times.
Step four cutting out your tag. To cut out your tag turn the punch upside down and slide the cart stock in so you can see your design through the whole at the bottom of the punch. No guest work required. Dine it up just where you wanted to go. This design is slightly larger than the punch so I’m choosing what bits to trim off.
When your design lined up just the way you want it grab the handle with both hands and press together firmly. Your tag should pop out easily. All you need to do now is punch a small hole at the top. Cut a link the ribbon and fold it in half to slide it through the hole.
Slide the blue sense through the loop that you see here and gently pull up through. Now you’re ready to tie your tag to your gift and everyone will think you’re wildly created if they don’t already. I thought it might be useful and fun to see the same stamp image embossing a couple of different ways.
I stamp this one under a shipping tag and I use the second stamp in two colors of embossing powder. I also added more in colors with my fingers or by rubbing different stamp pads directly onto the tag. On this one, I use copper and embossing powder on blue scrap of paper and on this one, I use golden embossing powder on a slightly darker red card and I think it has a nice holiday fill.
And on this one I use just a little embossing powder so that the stamp color showed through. It has a more distressful look that I also like. Thanks for watching another make great stuff how to video. Come visit us at makegreatstuff.com and take your creativity to the next level.