I've been making handmade cards for years so it's pretty amazing that I've never tried my hand at embossing. I went to Paper Presentations for the materials: Embossing Powder, Embossing Ink/Pen, and a Heat Tool.
Be sure to save the excess powder
Embossing Pen for handmade designs
Pens and Paint Brushes to keep everything in line
Heat Tool- I looked into a lot of other options (ie. blow dryer, heat lamp, etc) but this tool is essential.
Final Product- not as simple as I was hoping but I'm happy with my first project.
Step One: Stencil design lightly in pencil.
Step Two: Trace design with Embossing Pen (in small segments).
Step Three: Pour Embossing powder over inked segment.
Step Four: Gently shake off excess powder and return to container.
Step Five: Use a paint brush to clean-up any edges.
Step Six: Apply heat with Heat Tool from a couple inches above or below project.
Heat project from the underside of the paper to minimize the amount of powder moving around. I can't wait to try stamps next! Happy Embossing!