Hello Michelle here from My Analog Life.
First, thanks Kristy for asking me to join the party!
I love Some Odd Girl stamps!
I can’t draw or color using anything but crayons so Kristy’s talent looms large for me.
So I pondered what I would share with you for many weeks.
Actually, I freaked out on a daily basis.
What in the world do I have to teach?
Everyone already knows how to glue paper onto paper!!!
But I REALLY wanted to be part of the fun.
So I though- “Ok it’s basic- but how about embossing on vellum paper?”
I used a digi stamp.
Heat-Embossed Digital Stamp Place-cards.
This will only work using a slick surfaced paper like Stardream paper (a coated metallic/pearlescent paper) or vellum.
Using Photoshop or other photo retouching program (are there others??) Place 4 to 6 turkeys on an 8.5 by 11 piece of vellum. The amount of turkeys you use depends on how large you want your place cards to be. I wanted 2 by 3.5 fold-over cards so I fit 4 per page.
The moment the paper comes out your ink-jet printer hit it with embossing powder. The slick paper surface should stay wet for a few seconds but results vary from printer to printer so do it right then and there.
Try to knock off as much powder as you can- or better yet- use clear embossing powder and change the color of your ink. I live dangerously so I used gold powder and ignored with the stray bobs of run-away embossing powder.
Using your trusty ruler or Scoring-board, score a horizontal line down the center of your card leaving the top of your turkey unscored so it pops out of the design.
Cut out the turkey’s head using a craft knife and wham-o- you have a card!
I got fancy and added a card stock base and corner punches but you can do this with heavy-weight paper and it will still stand up nicely.
I know it sounds time consuming but it’s actually quite fast once you get past all the mistakes you’ll make on the first card. And also- it’s sure to impress the MiL- which is my main goal this year because frankly- my flan is lacking.
Sara Schumann says:
Very cute idea!
Cool, I have never tried to heat embossed a digital stamp. I didn´t even know you could. I have to try this! TFS
Rachel Parys says:
So smart!! I love how they turned out!!
Ok these are just too adorable!!! LOVE the idea of the embossing on vellum! Thanks for sharing this adorable project!
wow, super neat idea! will have to try this one day but i hate my printer! it’s so fickle.
Billie A says:
How awesome, I never thought of using a digi and embossing but it makes sense now that you told the details. Great image and fun to make project. Love the gold embossing for the turkey and will make a great name plate. Love it. Thanks so much.
Kimberli Sarsfield says:
Cute idea! I love the gold embossing powder–makes quite an impact:)
Awesome tutorial! Great idea.
Amy O says:
I need to get some appropriate paper. I tried photo paper once but it bubbled and POPPED open – an actual tiny little explosion of sorts! I don’t recommend trying it.
rachel mutchler says:
great idea I have never tried this but just may have to give it a go 😉
Michelle Hernandez says:
Thanks everyone! One thing to watch for is that card stock weight Stardream paper is pretty rigid so it won’t run through many home printers. I had to use a text weight version which is why I have a 2 layer card- but other than that this project was pretty easy to finish.
Judy B. says:
Rae Ann says:
What a great idea! Thanks for figuring it out and getting the messy part figured out for us. I will definitely have to give this a try.
I need to try this! Thanks for the great tutorial!
Sue D says:
These are so cute–I like the embossing!
Laura Karaba says:
SO sweet! I need practice at embossing, so thanks for the refresher course! (Thanks for the chance to win free stuff to feed my papercrafting addiction!)
Carly W says:
adorable! now I wish I had an ink jet and not a laser printer 🙁
Thank you for sharing your wonderful technique.
What a great idea and super cute 🙂
oh my goodness!! I did not know you could do this! fantastic! xxx
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Linda F says:
Thankyou for the fantastic idea and the giggles about impressing the MiL. cheers Linda