Step 13: Stamping and Cutting Out the Arch Element
It looks beautiful already, but now it's time to make it really special. Stamp the arch element on card stock for extra thickness. On my first box, I used a bunch of index cards that I saved from the trash. In the artwork, you will see that I have printed out each side with most of the arches put together. The printed arches are your map or guide, because you need the fresh stamped image on card stock to have the full effect. Optional: If you want to emboss the lines, now is when you do it. For embossing, quickly and gently sprinkle powder on the wet ink, tap the card stock a few times on the side, and then tap all the loose powder onto a piece of paper. After your paper is covered with images, use the heat gun until you see the powder melt. TIPS: Ink each stamping fresh for a crisp, clear image, and stamp a few times on scrap paper until the rubber is fully inked. It does not ink fully when first used dry. Handle your paper with clean hands or the embossing powder will stick even to your fingerprints.