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Embossing

Embossing

Embossing is a craft in which you create a raised, or 3-dimensional, image on a piece of paper. There are two ways to emboss: dry embossing and heat embossing.

Dry embossing, also called relief embossing, is done using a stylus, stencil, and a few other supplies. Heat embossing, also called Stamp Embossing, is done with special powder, ink, and a heat gun.

Here at Spotlight you can find all the tools, dies, stencils and other implements needed to make embossed images. If you are new to the craft, you can also buy a handy kit with all the basic tools you need included in one pack.

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Can I purchase embossing tools, accessories and essentials from Spotlight?

Embossing is a beautiful and elegant process that allows you to create an impression onto another surface, such as paper, cloth, metal or even leather. Add a new dimension to your crafts and make them a special kind of beautiful, with all the materials, tools and accessories that you could possibly need to emboss like a boss at Spotlight. Shop online through our safe and secure website, and we will deliver right to your door. Alternatively, call into your local Spotlight store today where one of our team of assistants will be on hand to help in any way that they can.

What is included in this range?

Embossing will add texture to your paper crafts, and offer a professional finish that is simple and stunning. This collection includes a range of different tools and accessories, which will help to ensure that you have everything that you need to emboss or deboss your way to success. Whether you are looking for blades and cutters, trimmers, or stamping tools, we have everything that you need for both dry and heat embossing. If you prefer to save time, then check out our selection of die cut machines for a fantastic embossed effect at the touch of a button. This range also includes all the decorative dies that you could possibly desire to create a whole host of patterns and effects. Emboss like a boss with the fabulous range of embossing tools and accessories that we have available at Spotlight.

Can you tell me more about the different types of embossing?

Heat embossing is one of the most common methods, and it creates a beautiful raised pattern through the use of embossing powder and heat. Stamp your image using the embossing ink, and then sprinkle your embossing powder over it. Ensure that you tap off excess powder before applying your heat gun to melt the powder, leaving behind your embossed design.

Also known as relief embossing, dry embossing is an easy technique, and it is done using only a stencil and a stylus. You can even do it with just a safety pin or cocktail stick, and this is the perfect option for beginners and children. Just lay your card over the stencil, and tape the corners to prevent it from moving. You can also use a lightbox or a bright window underneath to make it easier to see your desired design. Trace around the edges of your stencils using your stylus. Be firm but be careful not to tear the paper.

Foil embossing is another great one to do with the kids, and while this can be labour intensive, the results can be truly beautiful. Simply lay your foil down and emboss using a cocktail stick or stylus.

If you have a die cutting machine, then use decorative dies to emboss beautiful patterns onto your work. Decorative dies are almost like a sandwich, and all you need to do is to layer the inside with an acrylic plate and cardstock, with the decorative die blade side up. Then run it through the machine, and you have an embossed pattern. This is a quick and easy way to emboss, and if it is something that you regularly do, it is definitely worth investing in a machine.

Debossing is the opposite of embossing, in that it creates an indented pattern rather than a raised one. To use these tools for your debossing projects, just flip over your embossed designs. It is important however to ensure that your stencil or die cut is facing in the right direction so that you can get the look that you require.

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