Tuesday, November 16, 2010
How To: Thanksgiving Place Cards
2. Using a gold stamp pad, I stamped the leaf onto orange and red papper. I'm doing two different place cards for the table to mix it up.
3. Pour Embossing Powder onto the stamped leaf. Embossing Powder is very different from regular glitter and can be purchased at a local craft store such as AC Moore or Michael's.
4. Once you've shaken off the excess embossing powder, you will use a heat gun to melt the powder. A heat gun can also be purchased at a local craft store. Don't use a hair dryer because it doesn't get hot enough to melt the powder! (I've clearly tried this before and it was not good)
5. You will know that the powder has melted because the gold powder will turn metallic gold. I've found that gold and silver work best but there are tons of different embossing powders available.
6. When all of the leaves or images have been embossed and melted, you can cut them to put them on the place cards. I chose to do two-toned place cards but you could emboss directly onto the place cards themselves for an easier project.
7. Use a tape runner (fancy name for double-sided tape dispenser) to attach the embossed shape onto the place cards.
8. Last step is to write your guests names on the cards. Be sure to have correct spelling and test out your pen on a separate piece of paper first. Also, make a couple blank place cards for last minute guests or mis-spelled names!
Since you're an embossing expert now, use the same stamps and powder to emboss other items for your Thanksgiving holiday. Below I've used the leaf image on the Menu card also to keep with the Autumn theme...
I hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving! Stay tuned for ideas for Holiday Parties...