TEACH ME THAT – Heat Embossing Technique

TEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

It’s time for another TEACH Me That!  Today let’s look at heat embossing.  There are a lot of stampers that have seen this technique but aren’t familiar with how to do it….or are afraid to do it.

TEACH me that! Learn the Heat Embossing Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 27, 2017 blog post

Have you always wanted to learn how to create that beautiful high gloss, raised image?

TEACH me that! Learn the Heat Embossing Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 27, 2017 blog post

Are you ready to learn how?  Here we go!

TEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

 

TEACH me that! Learn the Heat Embossing Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 27, 2017 blog post

  • Begin by rubbing the Embossing Buddy over your cardstock. This is a really important step.  The powder in the Embossing Buddy removes static and oils that the cardstock may have picked up from your hands.  Static and oil will attract embossing powder in places you don’t want.

TEACH me that! Learn the Heat Embossing Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 27, 2017 blog post

  • Ink your image in VersaMark ink.  VersaMark is a clear “sticky” ink, perfect for working with Embossing Powder.

  • Stamp image onto your cardstock.

TEACH me that! Learn the Heat Embossing Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 27, 2017 blog post

  • Sprinkle with Embossing Powder, covering the entire image.

TEACH me that! Learn the Heat Embossing Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 27, 2017 blog post

  • Shake off the excess powder and your image should be nicely covered in powder.

TEACH me that! Learn the Heat Embossing Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 27, 2017 blog post

  • Are you ready for the magic?  Heat the image with a Heat Tool until you see the powder go from a dull color to a bright, shiny image.  Continue to move the heat tool around until all the powder has melted.

Now you’re ready to create a card using the technique?  Here are the measurements for my card but get creative with your project: 

  • Crumb Cake – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Island Indigo – 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”
  • Whisper White – 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” (cut a 3″ Stitched Shape framelit)
  • Gold Glimmer Paper – ½” x 4″

Want to create the Dragonfly Card using this technique?  Just click a pic to order!


Here’s another version of the Heat Emboss technique.  

TEACH me that! Learn the Heat Embossing Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 27, 2017 blog post

This one features the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and the background is embossed in white.  

TEACH me that! Learn the Heat Embossing Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 27, 2017 blog post

Isn’t it just gorgeous on that Marina Mist cardstock?

TEACH me that! Learn the Heat Embossing Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 27, 2017 blog post

Here are the measurements for the sympathy card: 

  • Whisper White – 11″ x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Basic Black – 3 ⅞” x 5 ⅛” and ⅞” x 3 ⅞”
  • Marina Mist – 4” x 3 ¾”

Need any of the items used on the sympathy card?  Use what you have, Order what you need.  Just click a pic to order!

 

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Did you know that you can also heat emboss in any color?  I shared a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video with you back in 2015 that you may have missed.  Check this out!

 

Pretty cool, huh?  I hope you learned something today.  I know that for many of you, you are already familiar with this technique but hey, maybe there was a tip or two you picked up.  I hope so.

I really love to do heat embossing.  It always has such a WOW factor to it.  When people get a handmade card with that beautiful gloss, they are uber impressed.

Well, I am going to wrap it up for today.  Thank you all so much for stopping by.  I hope that you’ll join me tomorrow!  I’m heading into the stamp room to see what I can whip up for you.  Have an awesome day!


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2 Responses to “TEACH ME THAT – Heat Embossing Technique”

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  1. Sally says:

    Connie – I enjoy your Tuesday Tips and Teach Me Thursdays. I have a question about embossing with any of the SU ink pads. I have heard that you can stamp onto your versamark pad, and then quickly onto an SU pad, and onto your cardstock. I think that the theory is that the versamark will be “on top” when you stamp on the cardstock. The next logical question is, does this ruin your SU pads? Supposedly not, since you are picking up ink (as demonstrated by the fact that the color will show up on the cardstock), not depositing ink (versamark) onto pads. Have you ever tried this? I am scared to try – maybe if I ever have an SU pad I’d be willing to sacrifice, I might try. Another drawback is – you’d have to thoroughly clean your stamp after each stamping, so as to not deposit dye ink onto SU pad, slowing down the process if your project calls for multiple stamping/embossing of same images. Thanks again for all your good advice, direction, encouragement, and helping us say “I could do that!

    • Connie says:

      For me personally, I haven’t had any issues with the method I shared in the video. There really isn’t a reason to start with VersaMark and risk mixing VersaMark into your colored ink pad. I mean no disrespect to those who choose to do it that way but I don’t see the benefit. You do have to work fast and be ready to sprinkle the embossing powder on your project.

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