Thanksgiving Craft Gold Embossed Paper Napkins

Hello again – It’s Aki from Minted Strawberry sharing a fun way to make your Thanksgiving table setting more interesting – craft up a custom stamp to make these elegant paper napkins to add to your dinner table! They are one-of-a-kind and a guaranteed fun afternoon project. I’m also sharing the SVG I created so you guys don’t have to make your own. Use your custom stamp to make these napkins, and other Thanksgiving-related projects!

Thanksgiving Craft

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Supplies:

Start by downloading the svg and cutting your stamp. Even though there is no need to mirror the design, I like doing it since it gives me cleaner stamps. Peel away the cut stamp and ‘weed’ out the excess bits.

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Mount your stamp onto a stamping block. Sand the stamp lightly to remove shine from the surface and condition your stamp. I find that doing this makes the stamp able to hold ink better and produces better stamped images.  The SVG is straight, but since the stamp material is very pliable, I positioned it to have a nice arc shape.

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Using pigment ink, generously ink your stamp and stamp it onto the paper napkin. I folded a standard square napkin in half before I stamped my image onto it. I used an inexpensive brand of pigment ink, but better brands will produce better results. Embossing ink pads will work just as well, too.

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If the stamp produces a faint image, you may want to double stamp it. Just carefully line the image up against the stamp before stamping again to reduce double lines.

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Grab some gold embossing powder and cover the whole stamped image with it. Remove the excess and transfer it back into the container for future use.

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To remove any excess powder, use a fine brush to dust it off.

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Use a heat gun to melt the embossing powder onto the napkin – giving you the shiny, gold-embossed effect.

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If it’s too light or too patchy, stamp the image again, apply embossing powder and emboss. It should darken the image. And you are done! It might take a few practices to make your paper napkins perfect – but it sure is a fun project to do!

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You can also re-use your stamp to make Thanksgiving tags, gift bags and more – your stamp will be useful not only for this Thanksgiving but for succeeding ones as well!

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Don’t forget to drop by my blog for more creative inspiration and random ramblings – happy crafting, friends!

Looking for more Thanksgiving Table ideas? Check these crafts out!

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  1. 1

    These cards are so beautiful! I love them!

    Paige