As part of my new year’s resolution to send more snail mail, I decided to make my own customized stationery and thank you cards. I spent a good two hours at Paper Source last weekend picking out supplies and learning how to emboss before settling into a good old-fashioned craft-fest. Here’s what I came up with!
Folded and flat white cards (I used these and these)
Embossing heat tool
Watermark stamp pad
Black stamp pad (not shown above)
Embossing powder (I used Super Fine Gold)
Colored markers (I used these)
Next, use the watermark stamp pad to (carefully) stamp a scroll directly above the “Merci”. Working quickly so the ink doesn’t dry, completely cover the scroll stamp with gold embossing powder. Pour the excess powder onto a sheet of paper, tapping the back of the card to knock off any powder residue. Funnel the excess powder back into the jar for later use. Hold the heat tool a couple of inches from the card with the nozzle pointed at the scroll stamp. Turn it on and hover over the stamp until the gold powder is completely raised.