Dare to stray from conventional design techniques by considering what different options you can apply on parts of your name card designs. For example, the use of ink with embossing on name card designs are rarely used and yet effective in delivering a statement. Here’s what you can know about this technique.
Before you begin with the entire process, there are some preparations you have to make. Some of the things to get ready are: Embossing power, embossing ink, rubber stamps of your choice, a heat gun, name card stock (your name card design), brushes and dryer sheets. These are the basic supplies you will be using for the whole process. Once you have prepared the supplies, you can move onto the next step.
Apply the embossing ink to your rubber stamp so that it is coated evenly. Feel free to use paper to even out the coating by stamping once or twice. Once you have managed to coat the rubber stamp part evenly, pour on the embossing powder over the ink to set a colour. Make sure to do so before the embossing ink dries out.
- Tidy up
If you are using embossing powder, you will want to even it out once more to eliminate the chance of having uneven misshapen distribution. Gently tap your rubber stamp against the edge of a surface or the container it came from so that you can dislodge loose powder. As an added step, just to be careful, you can make use of small brushes to get rid of stray powder so that your design is clean and concise. Stamp your rubber stamp on your name card design.
Now it’s time to set the embossing powder with heat- be careful of this part because you are using a heat gun. Allow the powder to melt and set. Try to hold the heat gun some distance (at least 6 inches and above) away from your name card design so that you do not accidentally burn it. When you are at a fair distance away, slowly move the heat gun in repeated patterns over the embossing powdered design on your name card until the powder melts.
Wait for the embossing powder design to cool before you pick up your name card design again. For security, practice on scrap paper before applying it to your name card design so that you can have a better grasp on how to combine embossing with ink.