Welcome to Yan's Crafty blogshop. I hope you are enjoy viewing all my handmade cards.
Planned to blog but something stopped me to blog for awhile. Hehehe... I was way busy with the next coming bazaar.... Well, have to top up my stock for 2 days. Besides that, I was busy with my work & study as well. New semester starts too... Well, having few funny classmate. Hahah!!
Back to my crafty side.
I have been searching embosser for quite some times. I found it quite interesting when I viewed some blogger (I forget which blogger site I've visited so far) wrote something on embossing.
What does embossing means?
- creating a raised image in one of two ways.
Ways to do embossing?
- Heat embossing involves stamping a design using embossing ink, then sprinkling powder on top and using a heat gun to melt the powder.
- Dry embossing involves placing your card on a stencil, then applying pressure with an embossing tool.
At last I found these 3 embossers at one of the stationery shop in KL. ^_^
Of course, only up to 160gm paper is allow for this type of embosser. The results of the embossing, my palm is pain as you will need to apply pressure.
First photo: Maple leaves / Second photo: Butterfly
I am yet to come out any design for the card embossing.
Next, stamping. I used to see all crafts lover having the acrylic block. (Playing arts & crafts stuffs not cheap la.... It is expensive.)
I wish to buy it but for me to get to One U is very far by taking public transportation. So, here I would like to share how actually I did on stamping with a way of cheaper costs.
If you have wood block / polystyrene, it will be added value in your art project. Previously, I did not use any of the "block" for stamping. This idea came when I was using the foam stamping. Meanwhile, I have large polystyrene in my house. In my mind, "Hey, why not I use the polystyrene as the block?".
First photo: Stick the 3M Scotch tape against the plastic sheet. / Second photo: Stamp on the polystyrene foam.
Most of the stamps are stick to a plastic sheet. Just cut / use it as it is. You will need to have enough of space on the plastic sheet in order for you to stick it to the polystyrene foam. I used the 3-M Scotch tape to stick it onto the polystyrene. (Thereafter, you can reuse it. So much fun to do with!)
There you go!! Neatly stamped. ^_^
It is cheap right? A small acrylic block is costly for those have limited budget.