For our country chic wedding, I thought it’d be adorable to incorporate mason jars into our rustic escort cards. Although I could have purchased our escort cards, I knew my sister and I would be able to crank them out and come up with some great ideas. Little did we know that our ideas would spin into not just stamping, but embossing and instead of hand writing each person’s name that we’d also be stamping their names. In the end though, the escort cards were well worth the time!
With all of our supplies on hand, we started embossing last week. For embossing you will need a card stock or paper of your choice, a stamp, ink, embossing powder, and an embossing dryer. You can not use a regular blow dryer for this task as the embossing power needs to be heated at a much higher temperature in order to take.
1. Stamp your image onto card stock.
2. Immediately apply the embossing power to the wet ink.
3. Shake off the excess powder.
4. Take the card or use a q-tip to ensure that all extra powder is off of the card.
5. Apply heat to the card and watch the magic happen!
The heating takes about 15 seconds.
Alison worked very hard on this and also embossed the table numbers and the “all you need is love” quote. She was a rock star!
The next night we started embossing the place cards, stamping a gold flower. My Aunt Danielle was a huge help!
Then the next night, Becky came over to help us with stamping each person’s name onto both their escort card and their place card.
These two were amazing and worked on the cards for hours!
The finished product was just adorable and I can not wait to see them at the wedding next week!