Hi it’s Teri from the Lovely Drawer and I’m back with some new card designs I’ve made especially for Creative Rox!

I’m not sure about you, but I feel like the epitome of adulting is have a greetings card box, always stocked for any occasion, whether that’s a birthday you only remembered at the last minute or a little thank you note you’d like to write.

Here, I show you how to use embossing to make cute, modern occasion cards. Just a little tip to start - do this on a large sheet of paper or card so that all the excess powder can be poured back into the pot by bending the paper / card in half. This way you won’t waste any of the product.

Materials

Step 1

Measure how big your card needs to be to fit in the envelope. Draw a faint pencil line onto the card that reflects the size of the card, also including a second half to allow for the card to fold. Use a craft knife and cutting mat to cut out your card and use a ruler to gently score a fold line. Fold and you’re ready to start the design.

Step 2 

Whilst I prefer not to, you could lightly pencil your design outline onto your card. My advice would be to start with the wording, making sure that’s central and then move onto filling the surrounding area with shapes.

Colour in the shapes with the emboss it pen (in my opinion the clear one is the best one to use). Ensure you complete small sections of the design at a time as this will avoid the pen drying too much before applying the powder. 

Step 3

Cover the area you’ve penned with the Emboss It powder, remember you can be quite generous. Lift the card off the table and fold in half, put the fold to your embossing powder pot and tip upright to remove any excess. You can blow any stray particles off or even use a clean dry paintbrush.

Step 4

When you’re left with just the powder adhered to the shapes it’s time to heat that section with the heat tool. Hold the heat over this spot until you see it become metallic.

Step 5

Continue drawing shapes with the Emboss It pen, section at a time, repeating Steps 2 - 3. Use a mixture of shapes, but to be honest the more hand drawn they look the better.