by Beverly Gerard
Learn how to heat emboss dry embossed layers for a unique background.
- Die cutting machine
- Embossing folder
- Versamark™, or other embossing ink
- Embossing powder
- Anti-static puff
- Powder tray, or paper to retrieve embossing powder
- Heat gun
- Stamps, cardstock, embellishments to complete your project
Place cardstock inside the embossing folder and emboss with a die cutting machine per manufacturer instructions.
Apply the anti-static powder over the entire dry embossed cardstock. This step makes a significant difference in the finished product.
Ink up the brayer with clear embossing ink. Using gentle pressure, carefully roll the ink onto the raised surfaces of the cardstock. Your goal is to apply ink only to these raised areas. Reink the brayer as necessary during ink application.
Sprinkle embossing powder onto the entire inked surface - clear embossing powder used here. Tap off all excess powder before applying heat.
Gently heat the embossing powder, being sure to keep the heat tool moving during this process. Do not overheat the powder.
Trim or die cut the embossed piece to the size needed for your creation.
Complete your project.