embossing madness

 

Back in 2014, one of my best friends got married. Being the crafty person I am, I was asked to help out with some of the wedding decor and to do the envelopes. My friend wanted the envelopes to be embossed in gold and I was taken back to a memory of a Girl Scout activity. We stamped various designs onto cards and poured multicolored embossing powder onto the designs and watched as they magically turned to shiny pretty things when we ran the heat gun over them. The embossing for the wedding took quite a while and was tedious at times, but it reminded me how much I love it! 

Recently my Instagram feed has been full of embossing videos. Mainly calligraphers and hand letterers writing out various things and embossing them. This reignited my love for embossing and I had to get back into it. Luckily it was my birthday 2 weeks ago so I had some Paper Source gift cards. I also had an Amazon gift card from the e-book settlement, so I stocked up on paper, stamps, embossing powder, embossing pens, and a heat gun. 

Here are just a few of the things I've been embossing:

I've had this stamp since probably elementary school! I thought it was perfect for the 4th of July. 

I posted several videos of my various embossing adventures on Instagram, but Squarespace won't let me embed them :( Click on my Instagram link or icon to see more embossing fun! 

My embossing supplies:
Darice heat gun
Ranger embossing pens
Versamark stamp pad
Paper Source paper
Diamond stamp
Unicorn stamp
Cactus stamp
Champagne stamp
Piñata stamp
Flower border stamp
Silver embossing powder
Princess gold embossing powder