Many of you will know this, but I just re-discovered an important truth: Not all card stock is the same! And especially when it comes to heat embossing, the result can be dissappointing! I ran out of Gina's heavy base weight and ran to Michael's to get some. It felt okay, and I began using it. I was very surprised that my embossing looked awful, and I couldn't make sense of it. I then tried again with a left-over scrap of Gina's heavy base weight. The difference was striking! See for yourself:
Great, Colleen! Would love to see some of that. I'just purchased some UTEE and haven't had a chance to use it yet.
colleen grzeskowiak said:
Gabi - I haven't used the GKD cardstock or embossing powder yet but I have also found a distinctly different result between Michael's/Staples/GC Moore cardstock versus the Stampin Up cardstock I bought before discovering GKD. I've also learned that "detail" EP gives a better result. I have also used ultra thick EP with some of my "chunkier" stamps. It gives a good raised effect. I'll try to post some of the cards I made with the ultra thick. It's well-suited if you're heat embossing on a paper with some texture, like the Strathmore deckle-edged watercolor cards.
Good advice, I thought I had forgot a step!
There is nothing like Gina's card stock. I have oodles of some in my cupboards that are not as good a quality and I should use them up but I seem to always grab Gina's. I did not realize the difference in the embossing was so noticeable but thanks for showing me differently. And, I lots of times mix EP's but if I do I put them in a small plasitc bag or a different container.