Making your own cards can be a great way to express your gratitude – you get to write a personal note to them and you show them that you spent your time making something just for them. There are many ways to make cards, but one cool technique to use is called Embossing.
Embossing gives the card a professional, stunning effect to the card. It adds dimension to the text with its 3D effect, and it gives the text a glossy finish. Unfortunately, the effect of embossing is not so evident in the pictures – the effect is best seen by tilting the card back and forth. Nonetheless, the receiver will be amazed by the effect and will wonder how you did it! I am going to show you the steps to embossing.
Now use the heating tool. Place it a few inches away from the paper and move it back and forth over the powder-covered area. Whilst you are using the tool, you will notice that the powder will start to raise and solidify, and become more glossy.
This blog post follows from “Gifts for teachers“.