Saturday, 12 May 2012

What do you know, it worked!

I thought I was doing OK with this blogging lark but, having just checked it's been nearly a whole month since I last posted.  As this is the case (and having nagged my sister-in-law for not updating her blog recently) I decided to throw in a quick post.  I was recently asked to create a card for a couple who were getting married.  I had decided to go with a simple ivory and gold theme and was using some pearlised card stock.  I had been asked to put the couples name on the card and I couldn't find my small alphabet die (it's still missing in action if anyone's seen it).  The obvious thing to do was to use my computer and print the wording but that meant black ink.  Well, I knew that, in theory, I could heat emboss using my printer but I'd never tried it out.  So I decided to give it a go and, to my utter astonishment, it worked really well.  Here is the result

I do think that it helped that the card stock was pearlised as the ink needs to stay wet for a short while in order to add the embossing powder.  It must have been OK though as my customer wants another one for the next wedding she's attending.  A very satisfying result I think.  Thanks for reading.  Love Dawn x


  1. Gorgeous card Dawn, I never knew you could heat emboss from the printer. I'll need to try that the next time I have ink in mine.
    Anne x

  2. Hi Dawn, Thanks for your comments on my "i heart dad" card. This wedding card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the tip on the possibilities of embossing with printer ink. If you have a colour printer, you can change the ink colour; Close to My Heart has instructions on how to match their card-stock and ink colours. I will try and send you the link. C