I have a couple of simple embossing techniques that I want to share with you.
The first one involves CLEAR embossing powder. I absolutely love this stuff and use it quite often. Well today, I'm using it in a little nontraditional way and I love how it turned out. This was not my original idea I found it while doing a Google search for tips and techniques. I can't remember where exactly it came from but I love this idea, someone is a genius...
Can you guess where I'm going with this? Yes, embossing your baby or child's hand or foot prints. Have you ever tried getting your baby's prints with regular ink (I HAVE), wow what a mess. I LOVED how simple this was.
So I inked up my baby's hand with beautiful, clear colored, watermark ink and carefully pressed his hand down onto the blue colored card stock. Then I quickly cleaned off his hand with no real mess, YAY.
Next sprinkle with embossing powder (I chose clear). And tap off the excess.
Next get out your heat gun and melt the clear embossing powder and VOILA!
This is probably the best hand print I've got of any of my kiddos. I'm definitely going to be using this A LOT and I hope it was a helpful technique for some of you too.
I also wanted to quickly show you one of my favorite dry embossing techniques:
I love to ink up dry embossing with a little bit of white chalk ink. After I've done my dry embossing I just take the cover off of the white chalk ink pad and softly rub it across the tag in all directions. I think it really makes the dry embossing pop. This is my favorite ink pad to use for this.
So here is my finished tag. I think I will probably add it to a scrapbook page for my baby later on but for now I'm just going to enjoy that perfect little hand print.
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And here is the full line up for today: