Here's a close-up.
So here's how I do it.
For a black banner with white embossing, I start with these supplies. For a white banner with colored ink, skip all the embossing, but otherwise follow the same process.
|White embossing powder, white pigment ink (in this case StampinUp,|
but any white pigment ink will do, and you can even use clear embossing
ink, but I have the white SU ink, so that's what I use), black card stock,
and whatever stamp you want.
Ooops. I forgot to use the Embossing Buddy. Don't worry if the black cardstock looks dusty after pouncing with the Buddy. It will come off later.
|The Embossing Buddy keeps embossing powder from sticking|
on the cardstock where you don't want it.
After embossing, I clean the cardstock with a tissue to get the chalk off, and then I cut the sentiment out using an quilting ruler and craft knife. Watch your fingers!
Once the sentiment is cut out, with even margins on each side, I use the craft knife to notch the ends.
Well, after I took the photo, I realized this looked a bit ragged, so I trimmed it up cleanly, as you can see on the final card above. Probably ought to keep readers on my nose all the time while crafting now as my reliable close vision isn't so reliable anymore.
If you use a paper trimmer, it can be tricky to get everything centered. You might want to cut the strip and stamp after cutting, but then you have to be careful to stamp straight and centered. For me, it's always easier to stamp first, cut second, just because I'm comfortable using the quilting ruler and craft knife.
Have a lovely weekend! We are off to see our firstborn in a comedy show raising funds for hurricane relief. Should be fun!
Mercy, grace, peace, and love,
stamps: Hero Arts (Feb Monthly kit), Papertrey sentiment
ink: StampinUp white craft ink, assorted pigment inks
paper: Papertrey white, StampinUp black
accessories: rhinestones, dimensionals, embossing powder, heat gun, Embossing buddy, craft knife, quilting ruler,