Your wedding day will be filled with generous gestures by family and friends, and a handmade thank-you note is a especially gracious way to express your appreciation.
Photography: CHARLES MARAIA
Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2001
Use a monogram or single-initial stamp to make the image with embossing ink (it is available clear or tinted; we used pink).
Apply embossing powder while the ink is wet, and pour off the excess. Set the ink with a heating tool specially designed for that purpose, or use a hair dryer, held at a 45-degree angle 2 inches above the paper. As the embossing powder melts, it becomes shiny and reflective, giving the cards a sparkle.