Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Using your Printer to emboss

As you can see from a few of my cards I use my printer for the greetings!
you can also use your printer to emboss the greeting with embossing powder, here's how
You will need to set up your programme to print the front of your card, I use publisher and set the layout of the page to suit my printer.
Printer ink normally dries as quick as it leaves the printer but with some coated and pearlised card the ink can take a while to dry (remember some coated cards are now specifically produced for ink jet printers and will absorb so much ink so that it dries quickly)
dust your card with an antistatic cloth/bag first and place in the printer organise your text and before you click print make sure you have your embossing powder ready print out the greeting remove the card from the printer pour on the embossing powder tap off excess and heat and there you have a professional look!

I usually use pearlised card from Joanna Sheen her service is excellent and the price well I haven't seen it cheaper! so that sold me.

You can try this with vellum I have printed out the Wedding vows and embossed with gold and used this as a backing to the topper on a wedding card.

Happy crafting

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