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 Waterlifting creates a watermark-like image

not necessary for clear photopolymer stamps, but anything older (cling mounted, wood mounted) and you'll love this tool

If I can do this, so can you. Beautiful results!

I won't wax rhapsodical and shall get straight to the point. This embossing vellum paper project was Pinterest-inspired and is super-simple. All you need is:

Vellum paper

Embossing ink (i.e. VersaMark)

Embossing gun/heat tool

White embossing powder

Markers

Flower stamps with open space in the petals (i.e. outlines, not blocked) and preferably a die cut that matches

If you have an embossing buddy (static remover), all the better- start by wiping your vellum down with it. Next, stamp your flower with the VersaMark ink and sprinkle the image liberally with the white embossing powder. Shake off the excess (and move it away from your heat source!) and heat gun your powder to melt it onto the vellum. Marvel at your work thus far (especially if you didn't get extra lines on it like I did- oops!). No, really!

Flip your flower over and color on the back of the vellum. Almost feels a bit like cheating, doesn't it? You don't even have to think about staying within those pristine white lines. Such freedom! If you have a matching die cut, carefully cut them out, otherwise it's craft knife/scissors time. Want to add bling? Go for it! Colored gemstones or rhinestones or pearls, your imagination is the limit. So is the use of the flowers- make a lei, a card, a banner- go wild! I used SU's Whisper White for the card - figured it went with the embossing powder (see photo). I'd love to know what you make with your project :)

Happy stamping!