White Embossed Container

Hi this is Lara and this is my first post as a new DT member.  While I love all the bright colors that signify that spring is here – I love the simple elegant look of white heat embossing.  Since I am probably one of the world’s many card makers, I decided to create a fun and simple project.  The project can be embellished further or it looks great just the way it is.

To create the little container I simply cut out 2 joined rectangles with a  flap on one side and 2 flaps on the bottom so I had 2 pieces.   Then I scored and folded and glued it all together, after I stamped and heat embossed it.  This cardstock cut and embossed beautifully, but I would definitely recommend taking the time to score the fold first to prevent cracking.  I added some paper Easter grass and a few pastel colored m and m’s for a great alternative to the bright colored Easter baskets and containers.  This would also make a great favor for a spring wedding or shower.

Supplies Needed:
Silver Currency Cardstock
White Embossing powder
Rubber or Photopolymer stamp and stamp block
Pigment or embossing ink-I used Versamark but Would recommend you use a colored ink since it is a little hard to see on the silver.
Heat Gun-I use a Milwaukee heat gun-it is more of an industrial heat gun but it has lasted for years.

I just recently purchased these beautiful new photopolymer stamps and was so excited to use them.
Ink the image and stamp the image in a random pattern on the cardstock. Normally when you stamp an image it is best to firmly stamp the image and slightly rock it to get a clear image, but when working with slick coated paper just set the stamp on the paper and lightly stamp to prevent it from sliding.

Sprinkle with embossing powder (you can use any color but I love the look of crisp white embossing) carefully shake off extra powder and return to jar. Next, using your heat gun to heat the powder until it melts.  You can tell when it melts fully as it will turn a pure shiny white.  You can see the difference in the two pictures below.

You can see the slightly grainy texture in the first image and then the beautiful white embossed peonies after they were heated.
Hope you try to create something new!
http://www.cutcardstock.com/collections/adhesives/products/score-tape-premium-double-sided-adhesive-27-yds http://www.cutcardstock.com/collections/silver-card-stock/products/currencycoversilver

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