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Project

Heat-Embossed Personalized Stationery

This technique is the perfect way to send personalized messages any day of the year.

Materials

  • Clear acrylic stamp mount
  • Letter stamp set
  • Card Stock
  • Embossing pad
  • Embossing powder
  • Heat gun
  • Decorative stamps

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Arrange clear letters on stamp mount.

  2. Step 2

    Press lettered stamp onto embossing pad. Stamp onto card using firm, even pressure.

  3. Step 3

    Sprinkle embossing powder over stamped design. Tap card to remove excess powder. Brush gently with a makeup brush to remove any more excess powder around the design.

  4. Step 4

    Hold a heat gun two inches from the design and move the nozzle in a circular motion, melting the powder-coated areas. Gently wave the card to cool and set the design.

  5. Step 5

    Repeat with other decorative stamps, if desired.

  6. Step 6

    If the paper curls after you have finished the design, heat the back of the card, and fan it again. Place the card under a heavy book for 5-10 minutes (this will not smudge the design).

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, April 2009

Reviews (6)

  • 8 Jul, 2010

    This was one of the funniest episodes ever. April's comedic timing was great with Martha. I would love for the 2 of them to do more projects in the future. Thumbs up!

  • 8 Jul, 2010

    This was one of the funniest episodes ever. April's comedic timing was great with Martha. I would love for the 2 of them to do more projects in the future. Thumbs up!

  • 8 Aug, 2009

    I'm looking for a twig wreath stamp....I have been using a single branch, but would like a whole wreath...no flowers just plain twigs or vines....like a grape vine. thanks.

  • 21 May, 2009

    you do need a heat gun, a blow drier doesn't get hot enough to melt the embossing powder.

  • 21 May, 2009

    you need a heat gun. a blow drier just doesn't get hot enough.

  • 21 May, 2009

    do you have to use a heat gun or does this mean a blow dryer?