DIY Embossed Stamps

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For the front of our wedding invitations we decided to add some shine by embossing a stamp.

I custom ordered a stamp from etsy, for only $10 they were great at coming up with exactly what I wanted and it delivered quickly.  Well worth the price!

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Items you will need for this project:

  • The paper you will be embossing
  • Clear embossing ink (it will say somewhere on the packaging that it is appropriate for embossing)
  • Embossing powder
  • Stamp
  • Embossing Heat Tool

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Coat your stamp with the clear ink.

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Stamp the paper, be careful in your placement, once you have put the stamp on the paper you cannot move it.

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Sprinkle the embossing powder over the ink while it is still wet (you need to be fairly quick in this step so ensure you have all of your ingredients ready).

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Once you have covered the stamp, tap off the excess.  I usually do this over a piece of paper so that if any doesn’t make it back into the jar, the paper will catch it then you can put the excess in.

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Once your embossing tool is turned on and heated, hold it a few centimetres over the stamp moving it back and forth until the stamp has an evenly smooth surface (only takes a few seconds).

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It will look shiny and smooth when it’s done.  The stamp will now be raised and adds some nice texture to the paper once done.

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