This Heat Embossing Tutorial will show you the magic at work!
This short video is made to show you the special effect that this technique can produce on your creations.
It is very a easy to do and can transform the ordinary into the stunning.
Embossing powders come in many colours but you will need a Heat Gun to get the effect.
Please don't use your hair dryer... it will blow the powder off your card, and it does not get hot enough to melt it.
Use it to enhance flowers or butterflies on your papers, to outline some flourishes, or just to add a name or a sentiment to your cards.
And because the lines are raised it also makes a really good base to water colour and this little video will show you yet another technique.
Take a look at the steps to create the Altered Notebook and follow them to adapt the embossed paper to fit that project as I have.
It makes a very pretty gift for someone at any time of the year, or just leave it on your desktop to jot down all the important things that you need to remember.
You could also make your own buttons with heat embossing, but don't forget to punch holes into the shape before you heat so that you can add the buttons to your cards.
Alter labels to suit your projects. Add the thicker powders to star shapes, especially good for a boys card.
Once you get started with this technique then the ideas will begin to flow and you can up with many more ways to use it in your creations.