Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tip Tuesday – Embossing

I’ve got 2 tips for you today. The first is for embossing and the second tip is for cutting with Stampin’ Up! Framelits.

Tip 1

Embossing Buddies are no longer available. The manufacturer doesn’t make them any longer. We’ll I’m gonna share a little trick I learned a loooooooooooong time ago – long before the invention of embossing buddies.
Back in the dark ages when I started stamping we didn’t have any of those “new fangled fancy toys” to help with embossing. I didn’t even own a heat gun when I started embossing, I used a toaster, but that’s a different story! Static electricity was around even then though and it would mess with your embossing powder sticking making it stick in odd places that you didn’t want. What to do?! We’ll we just took an old drier sheet – one that had been used – and rubbed it on the card stock. Took the static right out and you could emboss all pretty!

 Gather used drier sheets and hide them in your craft area. Otherwise, your family will throw them away.

Rub the drier sheet on your card stock. Be sure to rub the entire.

 Stamp image and pour on embossing powder.

This is the image with the left side still covered with embossing powder and the right side had been melted into the image already. 

Entire image is embossed with no random areas of embossing powder.

  Tip 2

When using the Stampin’ Up! Framelits or any of the metal edged dies (think Nestablities) use a bit of painters tape to hold the paper and die in place. The tape will not pull up the paper or ink when removed, therefore not interfering with stamped and colored images.

Stamped image with Framelit adhered with painter's tape.

Here's our freshly embossed and cut image sitting on some Wisteria Wonder paper, in keeping with our Wisteria Wonder Week theme. The image is clean with no random embossed areas and the cut is even and centered. 

We'll take this image and dress it up on Friday for our fast card.

The Labels Collection Framelits and the stamped image (Bordering on Romance - clear mount) have been carried over from the Occasions Mini. Stop by my shop to place your order.

Now, aren't you curious to try out these cool tips? What are you waiting for ... grab your supplies and make something.

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