- 8 years ago
- Wedding: November 2010
So I was inspired by Miss Sunrise’s STD envelopes and all of her adorable embossing, so I went out and bought the necessary tools and ingredients and tried it out. This was my first time, and I got a little discouraged at first because things weren’t looking so hot. What I discovered was that the quality of the powder REALLY makes a difference!
So here’s a pic of my first attempt, using the ColorBox ink with some clear embossing powder from Stamp N Stuff:
As you can see, it’s pretty blobby and the extra powder granules that were left on the paper leave really noticable spots.
So then I went out and got a couple other brands to try, and also decided to go with a colored powder rather than clear. Don’t get a colored powder if you want your ink to show through becuase the color of the powder is all that will show, not the ink.
So here’s my attempt with a new powder that I got (which now I realize from Miss Sunrise’s picture is the same brand she was using too). The brand is A La Mode and this time I opted for a colored powder instead of the clear. I used the same ink, but the color of the powder is what shows up.
Pretty nice! It is definitely much less blobby but still has some texture to it. It has a slightly raised feel which is nice, and I like the color a lot! This one was “copper”
I also tried a third type of powder and this one is from Stampamania. And it says it all right on the bottle: “The World’s Greatest Embossing Powder!” haha! And it is really good! I got one that says “ultra detail” on it, which i took to mean “ultra fine”, and this one is really powdery. The color here is “ultra detail Kettle Copper” Again, I used the same ColorBox ink that I used for the other two, and here’s how it looks:
A little more smooth and less raised than the A la Mode brand, but I will go with either the A la Mode or the Stampamania brands from now on! Now I just have to figure out what around here I can emboss….