Sunday, October 14, 2007

I can't stamp.


I can stamp.

I just can't emboss for SHIT!

Maybe you expert stampers out there can help a sistah out? I need heat embossing tips.

~ What is the best ink to use for heat embossing?
~ What is the best embossing powder?
~ What the hell am I doing to suck so bad at this?

My embossed images never look good. NEVER.

Here's an example:

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It's horrifying, I know. But isn't the stamp CUTE?? It's a Bella stamp. I love the sassy look of all the Bellas.

Anyways, I wanted to emboss her jeans so I used my Zig Embossing pen and some silver shimmery embossing powder.

It didn't work.

Sigh. Seriously. Tell me what works for you!

Now, I do enjoy making cards for specific people and specific reasons. They are usually naughty cards. I made this one for a friend of mine who was homesick after a move over 1000 miles away. Love ya bitch!

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Enjoy your week friends!!

~ xoxo ~


the real ~Roxann~ said...

Well, I have tons of embossing everything. I like the Stampin' Up stuff the most. And they have this thing called an embossing buddy that your wipe over the paper before keeps the stray embossing powder from sticking where you don't want it. That think is genius!!!

And I like the craft ink for embossing because it will stay "wetter" longer (man, that sounds dirty..) Anyway, since it's plenty wet, you have plenty of time to get the EP on there thick and even before heating.

Does that help some?


the real ~Roxann~ said...

Oh, and that card for your friend is hilarious!!!! Ever since you said you wished you had my address so you could send me some "crazy shit" I had wished you would! And now I know you must send me something!!! I'd laugh my ass off!!!!

She's gonna love it!

*Southern Beall* said...

I too love bellas! Cute cute stuff! Hope all is well with you bitch! ;) *smoochies*

Dee said...

Cute cards! The second one cracks me up. As for embossing, I've never tried Zigs, but I have used a VersaMark pen with some success. It's clear, so you'd need colored embossing powder with it.

Nesa said...

versamark pen for minute details and versamark pads for all over stamping/embossing.

you might also try heating the image from the underside, and make sure you are keeping it a good distance away to keep the powder from blowing around before it sets.


A J Doetkott said...

If he weren't wearing that lime-green outfit ... I just don't think it would be as pimp-tactular.

I don't see the problem with your embossing? Looks super cute (hip!) to me!

Freckled Nest said...

i love embossing. i'll write you some tips when i get home from work :)
ps. love your cards :)

EatCrayons said...

Horrifying? Yeah whatever, I dig it!
I've never even tried embossing..what kind of scrapbooker does that make me? :0Þ

Seriously LMAO at your second card!

CircesMagic said...

YOU are hysterical!! I love your blog...I can't help you with your embossing, because I am just dipping my toes in it myself. Great cards, Enjoy!

KKT said...

i don't do the embossing thing, so i'm no help there... but that Bella stamp is very cute!