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You Can Use Heat Embossing to Add a Regal Touch to Anything!
A custom-made stamp makes heat embossing very personal. Learn how to heat emboss using just a few supplies and a custom or ready-made stamp.

Posted by PKPostmansKnock from Boulder, Colorado, United States • Published See PKPostmansKnock's 7 projects »
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  • How to heat emboss . How To Heat Emboss - Step 1
    Step 1

    Assemble all your supplies. I have a custom-made 3.5"x" rubber stamp, an RSVP envelope, an embossing stamp pad, superfine embossing powder, and a heat gun. I also have a pantyhose foot with baby powder in it, which I use as an anti-static tool.

  • How to heat emboss . How To Heat Emboss - Step 2
    Step 2

    Rub the pantyhose over the surface you are going to emboss.

  • How to heat emboss . How To Heat Emboss - Step 3
    Step 3

    And press the stamp on your ink (or the ink on your stamp, if your stamp is large like this one is!).

  • How to heat emboss . How To Heat Emboss - Step 4
    Step 4

    Press the stamp down on the surface you are embossing; try to apply even pressure.

  • How to heat emboss . How To Heat Emboss - Step 5
    Step 5

    That will give you a nearly transparent impression like this one. Don't touch it, or else it will smudge!

  • How to heat emboss . How To Heat Emboss - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sprinkle embossing powder on the surface. I like to use a spoon and do it over a sheet of scrap paper.

  • How to heat emboss . How To Heat Emboss - Step 7
    Step 7

    Gently use your scrap paper as a funnel to coax the embossing powder back into its container.

  • How to heat emboss . How To Heat Emboss - Step 8
    Step 8

    Use a small brush to dust off any excess powder.

  • How to heat emboss . How To Heat Emboss - Step 9
    Step 9

    Blow the heat gun over the powder to set the image.

  • How to heat emboss . How To Heat Emboss - Step 10
    Step 10

    All done!

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