My friend Madeleine introduced me to a super fun, super easy, and super addictive way of making homemade cards. It involves stamps, a glue "ink" pad, embossing powder, a craft heat gun, and any little extras like colored pens, glue pens, and glitter.
What's so neat is that the designs are really embossed--the heat from the heat gun sort of melts the embossing powder, giving it a smooth texture that is three-dimensional. I need more practice; sometimes I thought I brushed all of the extra powder off of the card when I really didn't, so some cards had small splotches on them (most noticeable on the black card with the white designs, below). These were such a blast to make (I felt like a kid doing crafts!), and I definitely am looking forward to the next time we get together to make more!