Paper Crafts - How to Make a Rubber Stamped Greeting Card
Here's some procedures for How to Make A Card (using rubber stamps) and How to Emboss.
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RUBBER STAMP CARDS & EMBOSSING
HOW TO MAKE A CARD
Select the stamp of your choice
Make sure that you leave enough space on top, bottom and sides of cardstock
If using Ink Pad:
Press Rubber stamp to ink pad until all the image lines are covered.
If using a small ink pad it's easier to press the ink to the stamp instead
If using Pigment Pad:
Press Pad to Rubber stamp until all the image lines are covered.
Takes longer to dry
Use your Heat Gun lightly to speed process
Press Rubber stamp onto cardstock
Press at all points of the block to ensure a clear image.
Do not rock your rubber stamp
Lift rubber stamp straight up with even movement
Ink should dry quickly
Proceed to color in the image.
Markers Watercolors Pencils Chalks/Pastels
If using permanent ink, then you can use watercolors too.
If using pigment, you can use markers or pencils.
Only if you emboss, then you can use watercolors. (See how to emboss.)
When finished coloring, trim sides of card
Use decorative scissors or punches
You can use different colors of cardstock to create a layered effect.
Follow instructions to complete a card
Trim drawing with any kind of scissors
You can also make a silhouette
Paste finished design onto a folded card/postcard or form of cardstock desired
Cut desired color of text paper to fit inside finished card
Fold and glue to inside of card
Use Rubber stamp to write a message inside or write your own
Calligraphy markers can be used for this
HOW TO HEAT EMBOSS
Select Embossing Powder (EP):
Fine detail EP for intricate designs
Regular EP for any other large image
Glitter EP to compliment your stamp
Clear EP just to give it a raised effect
Ink your stamp with pigment:
Taking the ink to your stamp.
That way you won't miss any spots
Press inked stamp to selected piece of cardstock
Apply pressure to all the points of the rubber stamp
Do not rock the rubber stamp
Heat your image with Heat Gun:
When using your Heat Gun, don't leave on same spot for a long time
It is best if you use circular motion to avoid "over heating" of EP.
The EP changes from dull to a shiny color when melted
Proceed to color your image with markers or watercolors.
If using pencils do it gently so you don't scratch the EP.
Other heat sources:
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