Krafty Tips and Tuts - Dry Embossing With KKS Inks!

Hello and happy Monday everyone!!  It's Krafty Girl Marilyn and today I'd like to share a tip with you on how to use our KKS inks with Embossing powder!

I'll be using the stamp Christmas Blessings Sentiments along with a bunch of our Hybrid inks.  Here is a list and picture of supplies needed.

You will need, the stamp of your choice, some kind of stamp platform (so that you can repeatedly stamp the same image), any of our hybrid inks, Clear Embossing powder along with VersaMark Ink, a heat gun, and an anti-static bag.

So, it's actually very simple.  Choice your ink colour and your stamp, then using the stamp platform (I'm using the Misti but Kim also has the Tim Holtz stamp platform in the shop right now) ink up the stamp and stamp it multiple times.  You want the ink to be very dark or bold.  I stamped each of mine about 4 times.  Once you are happy with the image make sure to clean your stamp without removing it from the stamp platform.  This is so you don't transfer ink to your VersaMark Ink pad.  Here's a few pictures!

Next you want to go over the already stamped image with your anti-static bag, then you'll stamp over the image using your VersaMark ink.  Make sure you get good coverage.  Now you are ready to add the clear embossing powder.  At this point the ink will look a little dull from the powder.  Don't worry though, its about to get shiny and beautiful!!

Tap off any excess powder and using your heat gun melt the powder.  Below are some of the sentiments already done using various inks.  I hope you can see how shiny and a bit raised they are in these pictures!  Here I've used the inks Mossy Meadows and Purple Petunia.

This can also be done on coloured card stock.  Here's one done on red card stock using the Wicked Black ink.

Beautiful right?  I've also got a picture to show you a sentiment using Wicked Black ink and one with the same ink and then embossed with Clear embossing powder. 

I really love how the embossing powder enhances the inks.  This takes very little time and I think the extra step is well worth it.  Here's a card I created using Ruby Red and the clear embossing powder.

I hope I have inspired you to give this method a try, especially with all the gorgeous coloured inks we have in the shop!!  Also, please share with us on our Facebook page!  We always love to see your creations using Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Have a wonderful week!

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