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HINTS & TIPS

USING THE EMBOSSING HEAT TOOL

We recommend you practise first on cheap plain paper or card to get the hang of it!

METHOD: Gently press rubber stamp into embossing ink pad to wet surface area of image and stamp onto suitable card or paper.
Sprinkle embossing powder all over the wet image and gently tap off the excess.
Making sure you work under a really good light turn on heat tool and allow to heat up. Hold at about 2/3 inches away from image. Heat just until powder melts and becomes raised and shiny. Quickly move on to the rest of the image to avoid over embossing (the powder will flatten and go dull again).


Tips: Pour embossing powder in to a larger container so you can use a spoon to cover the image with the powder and then gently tap the excess powder back into the container for re-use.

Designed to have a gentle stream of hot air so as not to blow the embossing powder around our heatguns have a small, defined airflow ensuring that hot air is well targeted. This avoids other areas of the paper or card getting heated unnecessarily. Specifically designed to be repeatedly switched on and off for several small projects.They will not scorch the paper or card. With care a heat gun will give years of use.

 

  • Do not block the air vents during use; this may cause the heat gun to over heat and this result in the fan and/or elements burning out.
  • Do not hold the heat gun too close to the work as this can result in over heating the embossing powder and, if the hot air is forced back into the gun, may damage the heat gun.
  • The nozzle of the gun will get extremely hot. Handle with care and leave the gun somewhere safe and on a heatproof surface while cooling.
  • Keep a heat gun out of the reach of children and pets, particularly when plugged into a power supply.

 

USE AND CARE OF CLEAR STAMPS

We recommend you practise first on cheap plain paper or card to get the hang of it!

Carefully peel off stamp from acetate sheet, centre on acrylic block and press into place - it will adhere with static cling.

Gently press stamp into embossing pad checking for complete coverage.

Stamp image onto your card or paper by looking through acrylic block for perfect position. Press down firmly.

Cover stamped image with embossing powder and then gently tap off excess powder.

Heat with embossing tool as above.

After use gently clean your clear stamp with warm soapy water, rinse and press softly into kitchen paper towel to dry.

Replace stamp on acetate sheet. Keep clean and dry away from diret sunlight or high temperatures.

Do no use with solvent-based inks or cleaners as they will gradually destroy the quality of the stamp.

 

GUIDES TO PRINTING OUT INSERT SHEETS:

Download PDF printing guide for DEC1 insert sheet

Download PDF printing guide for DEC2 insert sheet

Download PDF printing guide for DEC3 insert sheet

Download PDF printing guide for DEC4 insert sheet

Download PDF printing guide for DEC6 insert  sheet

Download PDF printing guide for DEC7 insert sheet

Download PDF printing guide for DEC8 insert sheet