Registered: July 13, 2004 Location: Miami, Florida Posts: 22
Fri, Feb 11, 2005 @ 9:57 PM
Thank you for the nice comments. Naomi is going to be very surprised!! I think it's just a very beautiful and elegant card.
I call this "reverse embossing" because you are making an indentation instead of creating a raised image. There may be another name for it that I'm not aware of.
For this technique, you need to choose a stamp set that's pretty much an outline, nothing that has "solid" sections of rubber.
Cut a piece of glossy cardstock that's about 1/4 of an inch larger than the image you will be stamping. Apply Versamark all over the glossy cardstock, cover with embossing powder and heat set. Let it cool - this is very important, as you can damage the pad if it's not. Then repeat the Versamark/embossing process as to build two layers.
Continue to circle with the heat gun over the embossed card stock. You should be able to see the melted embossing powder "move" with the heat. Don't hold the heat too long in one spot, as the embossing powder will scorch. When you see it moving, stamp on it, being careful not to move the stamp. Give it a couple of minutes to dry and remove the stamp from the paper.
If it didn't come out the way you like it, you can just reheat the whole thing and stamp over it again. If an area was damaged or won't hold the embossing mix, apply more Versamark and embossing powder and it will adhere again.
Try to keep it to two layers. I've done three and four, however some of those have cracked. It sounds a lot more complicated than it really is. This was a fun class to teach!!!!
Registered: April 9, 2004 Location: Portland , Oregon Posts: 20669