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I need some help ladies

Ok Does anybody remember this LO I posted awhile back?

Well I just got around to finishing it, my problem is, I tried stamping for the first time with the title and I HATE it. It looks so washed out IRL. Does anybody have any tips on what I could do to make it stand out a little more? I have heard about embossing but I am not quite sure what it is or how to do it. Thanks Ladies!

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I don't really know but the page looks great in the picture. Embossing is something that takes several different items to do it like an embossing gun, embossing powder, and embossing ink and it doesn't sound like you would have them on hand so it could be rather pricey to go that route unless you know someone who has them or a craft store in your area lends them out. My only idea would be to cute strips of paper or rip strips of paper that would fit over the title you already stamped and stamp on the strips then cover your old title with that.

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"Amy and kids" wrote:

I don't really know but the page looks great in the picture. Embossing is something that takes several different items to do it like an embossing gun, embossing powder, and embossing ink and it doesn't sound like you would have them on hand so it could be rather pricey to go that route unless you know someone who has them or a craft store in your area lends them out. My only idea would be to cute strips of paper or rip strips of paper that would fit over the title you already stamped and stamp on the strips then cover your old title with that.

I agree. I can help you with how to emboss. You would need "emboss it" (ink pad) some embossing powder(I prefer fine) and an embossing heat gun.
First you would stamp the image you want with the special ink and pour the embossing powder over the wet ink (just like you are putting glitter on glue) the shake off excess powder.
Hold the heat gun over the image until the powder puffs up.

There are probably better instructions online somewhere. You can also PM if you want more details than that. I know the heat gun is about $20, but you can always find a 40-50% off coupon for Michaels or AC Moore.

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In the picture the title shows up really well. But I believe it's too late for embossing, unless you were confident you could re-stamp the image right over the other image. You would need an embossing ink pad and embossing powder to sprinkle on after you've stamped the image on the paper. Then you would need a heat source (heat gun, stove, etc.) to melt the powder, essentially embossing the image on the page. I used my stove for a long time before buying a heat gun. I would hold my paper over the heat and wait until the powder melted. Smile

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I used my stove for a long time before buying a heat gun. I would hold my paper over the heat and wait until the powder melted.

That's interesting, I have never heard of anyone doing that before.

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Thanks for all the advice! I think I am just going to leave it as is for now and call it a done deal. I guess it doesn't look THAT bad. :rolleyes: But the embossing thing (now that I know what it is) sounds really cool and I hope to get to try it on a page in the future. Biggrin

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when I stamp and it turns out "faded" or not as bright as I would like I use gel pens/or glitter gel pens to trace around the edges

ETA: it does look really nice in the picture though Smile

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"jolean09" wrote:

when I stamp and it turns out "faded" or not as bright as I would like I use gel pens/or glitter gel pens to trace around the edges

ETA: it does look really nice in the picture though Smile

I never thought of that, Thank you!