Well, it's me Susan (susiestampalot)! Welcome to the May installment of my YNS SUSIE-Q Fun Tip! Most of ya'll know that I'm not usually a very "technique-y" stamper. I like to stamp something, maybe color it, add some papers and embellishments and go from there. However, I still get caught up in the MAGIC of heat embossing and using embossing powders. (Have ya'll seen the new NEON ones lately? I want, but where would I put them?) Seeing the powder change to a shiny texture when the heat gets to it just makes me happy!
So, for today's tutorial, I'm going to show ya'll how
I used stamps and a few other supplies
to heat emboss onto a button.
Let's turn up the heat and get started...
First, joining us today is one of the newest stamp sets from Your Next Stamp, Fun With Borders. You'll see how I used it in just a minute. First, gather your supplies. The buttons can be any kind, as long as they have a flat side to them to stamp on. A border or background stamp works best.
First, it's very important to use an embossing buddy on your button, just as you would a cardstock surface before applying embossing ink to it. It takes the static away and keeps stray embossing powder from being where you don't want it. If you don't have one, cornstarch inside a thin baby sock works fairly well from what I understand. Just rub the embossing buddy all over the button, including the sides.
Next, ink up your stamp with embossing ink. Versamark works well as long as the inkpad is nice and juicy, but I LOVE my dauber style ink from Stampendous.
Next comes the tricky part. Leaving the inked stamp right side up on your desk, gently press the button onto it where you want the embossing to be. (Yes, I see my typo...grrr.)
Pour/douse/smother the button with the embossing powder and tap off the excess. Don't dip it in the powder. Be sure and have a scrap piece of copy paper on your work surface to catch the excess. (Rub the embossing buddy on it, too, and it will slide perfectly back into the powder's container.)
Ok, now it's time for you to turn on your Disco Inferno song by The Trammps and use your heat tool to melt the embossing powder onto the button. Let it melt completely, but be careful not to melt the button itself. Burn, baby burn! (don't blame me if that song is stuck in your head all day now...welcome to my world.)
LOOK HOW CUTE!
Here's a couple of other buttons I did with some transparent glitter embossing powder (often referred to as EP) and other YNS border stamps from that same set.
Here's a closer look at my buttons in action!
Ok, so I guess ya'll noticed some YNS stuff you've never seen before, eh?
Stay tuned this Friday, May 3rd for an exciting NEW RELEASE that bears watching for...something Your Next Stamp has never carried before! Any guesses as to what it is?
I hope ya'll liked my Hot as a Button embossing tutorial! It's fun and EASY! I love reading your comments, so feel free to give me a shout out. I'm dying to do something with glitter...what do ya'll want to see?
DONT' FORGET to leave me a comment---
There's going to be a random drawing on MAY 5th from all the comments to win some YNS goodies!
Ready, set, GO!!!!!