In today’s tutorial I will walk you through my steps to create a simple thank you card using heat embossing. I love the simplicity and elegance of this quick to make card. It took me about 10 minutes to make all together.
Heat embossing tool like this one
Embossing powder (any color you like)
Cardstock (any color you like but at least 100 #) or a blank folder card
Pencil for sketching your design
Bone folder (if not using a blank folded card)
Scrap paper for embossing powder
Paintbrush or small brush for excess embossing powder, if needed
Embossing pen, see post here for recommendations
Start by folding your cardstock to shape if you’re not using a pre-made folder card. Use a bone folder to get a clean fold.
Use a pencil to write out your design. Feel free to use a ruler to draw guidelines. You can erase them after you are done embossing.
Use the embossing pen to go over your sketch. I would recommend doing one word at a time and going over the design twice.
Place a piece of scrap paper under your card and sprinkler enough embossing powder to completely cover the design. Tap off the powder on the scrap paper and add the excess embossing powder back to the jar. Repeat with the additional words.
Turn on your heat embossing tool and heat up the powder until it turns shiny. Be very careful with the tool as it gets very hot and make sure to follow all manufacturers recommendations. Move the embossing tool slowly around the card until all the words are shiny.
Erase any guidelines that are remaining and you are done!
Incase you are a more visual person, I made you a quick video showing the process:
Trouble shooting tip:
If embossing powder is sticking to areas of the card that you did not write on with the embossing ink, use a very small paintbrush to brush away the excess powder. Also make sure not to touch the surface you are writing on too much. The oils from your fingers will transfer to the paper and cause embossing powder to stick to areas where you did not write. A used dryer sheet can be rubbed on the surface prior to embossing to remove any excess oils.