Hi, my name is Ruthie and I blog over at Refashionably Late. I’m so excited to be working with Wagner today on a really fun project! Plus, it’s perfect for the beginning of the school year. My older daughter starts First Grade next week so I wanted to make a quick little gift for her teacher.
Get out your Cricut
If you follow my blog you know that I’m a huge fan of my Cricut. I also love to make gifts for people which makes my Cricut even more amazing! It helps brings ideas I have to to life! The possibilities are endless with this amazing little machine.
And a Wagner heat gun
I recently got my hands on the new Wagner HT400 Heat Gun and started playing around with the embossing technique. I used the typical stamps with the embossing ink pad and then played around with an embossing pen. I am not artistic when it comes to drawing so I wondered if the pen would fit in my Cricut….and it did!!
Select your template
As I mentioned before, I wanted to make a gift for Lucy’s new teacher. What better gift than a personalized bookmark?! I created a few different templates in Cricut Design Space.
Set up Cricut with embossing pen
I set up the Cricut up to draw with the Embossing Pen and then cut out the shape of the bookmarks. After it was finished you could see a faint outline of where the embossing would show up.
Use embossing powder
You have to work fairly quickly as you don’t want the embossing ink to dry. So I quickly grabbed the embossing powder and started to pour it on top of the bookmark.
Cover completely and shake of excess
Completely cover the area where the embossing ink is placed. Remove the excess powder and dump the powder back into the container.
The last step, and most important step, is to use the Wagner HT400 Heat Gun to set the embossing powder to the ink. I’d recommend using setting 1 as it’s not too hot and won’t warp the paper.
Set it aside to dry for a few minutes and then you have a beautiful handmade bookmark!
You can personalize it or simply put your favorite quote on it. You can give it as a gift or use it yourself to read your favorite book. It’s totally up to you!
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