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« on: July 26, 2006 05:00:34 PM »

ok, yes im a newbie..  this is my very 1st post.

i dont know exactly what its called but how do you put letters on a card that are raised?
like a notary seal does but with letters...
anyone know?

thank you so very much in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2006 08:11:53 PM »

It may be 'embossing' or may not be. I would suggest posting your question in the paper crafts board. d Cool
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2006 07:17:43 AM »

"Embossing" is the right word - there's a number of different ways I've seen it done, sometimes with a brass stencil -- you flip the paper over, lay your stencil down and trace the outline with a ball-end stylus.  There are also embossing "systems" you can get with a clear plastic stencil so you can see your piece underneath it - there's also a thing called a "Click-It" that you press down on (almost like a self-inking stamp) that impresses your lettering onto the paper/cardstock.

Unfortunately it's not something I do, and I have *no* idea how you line up the letters to get them in the right spot from the back.  Hope someone else here can give you ideas!  (You might also go to one of the on-line scrapbooking forums - they're CRAZY BUSY 'cause scrapbooking is so big right now, and there are a lot of people who use embossing in their scrapbooks.  You might get more input there.)
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2006 04:54:11 PM »

Sounds like you're talking about embossing.

The only way I know of to emboss is with a rubber stamp, embossing powder and a heat gun.  And I dont really "know" how to do it, I just recently read about it in a rubber stamping book.
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