Happy Saturday! I don’t know about you guys, but so far I am still going strong on my New Years resolutions! One of my goals has been to hit all three Apple Watch fitness rings each day - and so far so good! Went to my first Pure Barre Empower class this morning and it was amazing! Definitely recommend.
Anyways, enough about my boring fitness goals, and let’s get crafting. With Valentine’s day about a month away, I thought it would be fun to show some fun embossing techniques that you could use to create a one-of-a-kind Valentine for your special someone! In this post, I will show you how to handletter & emboss an envelope, but you an use this on a card, gift tag, gift bag, whatever you’d like!
This project uses basic embossing supplies. As a note, you need to act fairly quickly during this project, so be sure all of your supplies are available, and ready.
Embossing Ink Pad (not used in this project, but would be used if you were stamping instead of handlettering)
Step One: First, you want to grab your embossing pen and write out the name of your Valentine. You will notice that there are two different ends to the pen. One end is a normal fine-tip marker, and the other is a brush tip. For my hand lettering, I used the brush tip to do a faux brush-calligraphy look. I may get adventurous and do a post on how I do my hand lettering someday, but for now, I will let you know the basics. It is all about pressure. Use more pressure to create thicker lines on any downward stroke. Lighten the pressure for thinner lines on any upward strokes. If you don’t want to try this method, just use your own handwriting! Or use the fine-tip end for a fine-tip look! Go crazy. Now - BE SURE to MOVE QUICKLY onto step two. You don’t want that ink to dry before you put your powder on!
Step Two: Now, grab your embossing powder (I used gold, but white, copper, almost anything would look good on black!) Open it up and sprinkle a fairly-generous amount over the ink that you just drew. Shake it all around so that all of the letters are covered, then shake the excess back into your powder container.
Step Three: Now is the fun part!! Plug in your heat gun and hit the on switch. Wait a few seconds for it to heat up, then start running it over your letters, about 2” above the envelope. You will see the dry powder turn into raised gold embossed lettering before your eyes! It’s amazing!
Step Four: Add some wash tape if you’d like and then give to your Valentine!!
As aways, tag me in your creations @confettifridays and leave a comment with your thoughts!