There’s a knack to using embossing glitter. Use it correctly and you can achieve brilliant results whether you are scrapbooking or making greeting cards. Buy jars of Embossing glitter and they add colour and creativity to the designs you are working on at the moment. Pots of embossing powder come are cheap to buy and they are really easy to use if you follow a few simple steps. Get it right and the results can be highly attractive, make a mess and you’ll wonder where you went wrong when you were using Embossing glitter. Take simple steps and you’ll achieve brilliant results with Embossing glitter, your cards will be sparkly, shiny and full of appeal.
Before you can apply embossing glitter you need to stamp the card so the embossing powder has something to stick to. Buy a decent set of stamps along with embossing ink and you are ready to begin the process. Make sure the card is nice and clean before you apply the ink, and you might want to give it a quick wipe with anti-static materials before you use Embossing glitter. Stamp the card with embossing ink that dries slowly, this gives you longer to apply the Embossing glitter and you won’t end up rushing the process. You can be as liberal as you like with the Embossing glitter because any excess material can be tipped onto scrap paper and poured back into the jar. Next you can tidy up any excess embossing powder using a small paintbrush, just sweep it off the card onto some scrap paper.
Finally heat the Embossing glitter up with a heat gun. That’ll help to raise the profile of the Embossing glitter and make your design stand out. Take care with the heat gun though. Don’t get too close to the Embossing glitter and once the embossing powder has melted move the gun away. Just work your way around the Embossing glitter taking even strokes and you’ll be fine. Check to see if the glitter has totally melted in all areas and go back over any areas that you might have missed. Once the glitter has cooled it’ll have a raised edge and your work is complete.
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