Wipe cardstock with an anti-static bag (embossing buddy...)
I'm SO excited! This is not a finished project (no time!)--but just had to share this, since it's so very easy and super fun (also very affordable.) This isn't a stamp, but it opens up a whole new plethora of embossing opportunities. You can use beautiful free embroidery patterns (or any line-image) for glue pen embossing!
Simple How to:
1) Print the pattern/image you like onto cardstock (You can use any image you like. Your own drawings, Clip art or any line drawing--This is a great way to immortalize Children's creations.) You can also do google image searches to find things you like...
3) Take a Sakura Quickie Glue pen and trace over it's lines. Really easy--just work in batches so the glue doesn't dry.
4) Sprinkle embossing powder over the wet glue lines. (You can work in different colours of embossing powder too--here's an example) Glue pen embossing is also great for detailed emboss resist or for custom sentiments or on the inside of cards.
5) Heat gun it. I've found it stands up to the heat nicely.
6) Colour your image (if desired), or do emboss resist. This also looks great on dark cardstock (just use a white pencil crayon or white transfer paper to put the design onto your dark cardstock.)
Some sources for embroidery patterns:
Patterns from Honey Bee
Patterns courtesy of Ruth
Patterns on flickr
Kid's colouring pages
P.S. Much thanks to Mary Corbet (who's Needle'n'thread site helped me find a lot of these)
P.S.S. I'm not sure what to make with this (It's large: 6" by 7" or so)
Any ideas??? :0)