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If you have been scrapbooking for a long time and are a pro with the basics, why not add some extra "flair" to your pages. Get some extra scrapbooking supplies and try a new technique. Heat embossing will "spice up" your pages.
Here is what you will need:
· Embossing pad or pen
· Stamps or creativity (you can draw or write things with an embossing inked pen)
· Heat gun
When using stamps make sure the entire stamp is covered in the embossing ink (the powder has to stick to the image and you don't want partial images or letters). Once you have stamped a complete image, cover it with embossing powder and shake off the excess powder, the image should be fully covered with your embossing powder, now you are ready to bake the embossing powder. Hold the heat gun a couple inches away from the embossed paper. You will know when it is done by its change in appearance. The powder will turn shiny and look glossy (do not overheat of you could scorch you paper)
Embossing can be used to create a 3-D looking image. It will add depth to your page layout and works great for lettering options.