How to make a Christmas card
Tools you will need
Embossing Christmas cards is a simple way to to show others you care. When your friends and relatives open their homemade Christmas card form you they won't believe you made it. Embossing is quite simple. You need Embossing powder, blank cards, card stock, different colors and rubber stamps. All of these can be bought at your local craft store for relativley cheap price.
Step on assemble a clean area for you to work in. Assemble your tools so that they are within reach. Find a rubber stamp that inspires you. Today I have chosen an elf stamper. As you can see I have placed it on green paper for contrast. You want to be sure to use an embossing powder whose color will contast with the color of your paper. Black is always a sure bet. Today I used green. Turn your stamp upside down and cover entire area with ink pad.
Place your rubber stamp stamp side up and press down with your ink color to cover the whole area. It is important to make sure you have the whole stamp covered in ink so that the embossing powder will stick. Next press the stamp rubber side down on your paper. Press evenly. Next sprinkle the area with embossing powder. It is essential you do this is a quick manner so the ink does not dry up. The ink drying time will depend upon the quality of your ink. Make sure to evenly distribute the embossing powder all over your stamped image. After you assure that it is covered gently tap the card to remove unwanted powder and place it back in the container. Take your heating tool and and start at the top of your image. Work your way down watching the powder melt and adhere to the paper.
After you have glued the paper to the front you now want to emboss the inside. Take your stamper with the appropriate message and do the same as before.
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