I was thinking today about what drew me to rubber stamping in the first place. I remember back many years ago when my daughters were young noticing a small section of rubber stamps in a local store. The owner of the store showed me how to use embossing powder. I was mesmerized and, still am, by the crystals melting and changing into this smooth raised surface.I bought two stamps, a couple of ink pads and some embossing powder and went home to be mesmerized. Back then we didn't have heat tools so I tried melting the embossing powder over an iron. That didn't work too well. Then I tried using a hair dryer. Well you know what happens then….embossing powder everywhere but where you want it! Finally I resorted to melting it over the burner of our electric cook stove. That did work if you were careful not to scorch the paper. Heat embossing is still my most favorite technique. I heat embossed the greeting and image on this card with a mixture of Iridescent Ice and White embossing powder. Visit my online store to purchase the supplies to make this card. If you try heat embossing be sure to use an Embossing Buddy to reduce static so the embossing powder sticks only to the ink.
Now it is your turn. Leave a comment telling us what first drew you to stamping. Thanks for visiting today and do come again soon.
Stamp Set: Thanks for Caring (121901, wood) (121961, clear)
Card Stock: Melon Mambo (115320)
Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Versamark (102283)
Other: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (101930)
White Embossing Powder (109132)
Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119256)
Scallop Trim Corner Punch (118870)
Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (121809)