Welcome back for another Fran*tage Friday where Stampendous and Paper Craft Planet have teamed up to bring you stamping inspiration and instruction! Join us each week as we show you new stamping techniques and a chance to win some of the gorgeous Stampendous stamps I’ll be working with! This week I’ll show you how to stamp into embossing powder to get a beautiful embellishment for your card or project.
Before we get started you’ll need to gather the following supplies:
- rubber stamps (Stampendous Dream Text, Bird Frame, and On a Limb)
- ink (Stampendous Bloss Gloss or Versamark, Distress Ink and Archival Ink)
- embossing powder (Stampendous Deep Impression)
- embellishements (Maya Road flowers, Prima leaves, ribbon)
- extras (Stampendous glitter/mica powders)
After the chipboard piece is dry and ink the surface with clear embossing ink. Sprinkle Deep Impression Embossing Powder over the inked chipboard and tap off the extra. Heat with a heat tool until the embossing powder is melted. While the embossing powder is still hold, sprinkle another coat of embossing powder. Tap off extra and heat emboss. Continue to do this until you have a nice thick layer of embossing powder. (approximatey 5-7 layer) If at any point during these steps the embossing powder is not sticking to the surface you simply need to make sure the surface is heated enough. The embossing powder will cling to the melted embossing powder surface.
During these steps you can add in glitter and mica powders to add a bit of shimmer to the piece. When you heat it the glitter/mica powder will be embedded into the hot embossing powder.
The final step will be to stamp your image into the hot melted embossing powder with an inked stamp while its still melted. Allow the stamp to sit in the embossed chipboard surface for approximately 30 seconds until the embossed surface cools and solidifies.
Its sometimes difficult to tell exactly where you want to place your stamp when you’re working with a large Jumbo cling and a small surface. I found that by creating a guide paper it made the task easier. I simply stamped the image on a piece of scratch paper, position the clear embossed piece that I want to stamp covering the section I want to stamp. Next I reheat my embossed surface, ink my stamp and use the scrap paper as a guide to position my Jumbo stamp.
Here is a peek at the texture that the embossed chipboard embellishment has. The embossing powder makes the inks and glitters “pop”. Instead of using it on a card, how about punching a hole at the top and hanging it from a ribbon. Think of all the gorgeous Christmas ornaments or package toppers you could create with pieces like these.
Would you like a chance to win the stamps I used in this project? Stampendous has generously donated a prize to one lucky winner! Here’s what you have to do. Stampendous has tons of gorgeous stamps that would be perfect for this technique. After having a peek around be sure to come back over to the here (Paper Craft Planet Blog) and tell me which Stampendous stamp you would use for this technique. You have until Thursday at midnight, Eastern Time. After that, we’ll pick a winner through Random.org and announce that lucky duck on the next Fran*tage Friday.