Add Dazzle with Embossing Techniques

One of the most dazzling embellishment techniques you can incorporate into your creations is heat embossing! This technique only takes a few minutes to achieve, but the end result is breathtaking. Today, we’re going to show you a few ways to use heat embossing in your artwork, and then take it a step farther by adding color to the interior of your embossed images!

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If you’re not familiar with heat embossing, this technique starts with stamping an image with sticky or viscous ink, like a VersaMark™ ink pad. You then sprinkle the stamped area with embossing powder, tap off the excess powder, and then pass a special heat tool over the image, allowing the embossing powder to melt into the ink. This leaves you with a metallic, acrylic, or UV-coated finish over your stamped image, depending on what type of embossing powder you use.

For today’s techniques, we’ll not only be showing off some gorgeous, embossed artwork, but we’ll For today’s techniques, we’ll not only be showing off some gorgeous, embossed artwork, but we’ll also be teaching you how to add color to these embossed sections using Distress Oxide™ Ink Pads and our very own Exclusive Inks™ stamp pads!

We’ve put together an instructional video to show you each step of these eye-catching techniques. Follow along with Art Studio director, Karen Pedersen, as she teaches you how to achieve gorgeous colored embossing, using some of the beautiful papers and stamps from our Sweet as Honey collection. Enjoy!

We’ve put together an instructional video to show you each step of these eye-catching techniques. Follow along with Art Studio director, Karen Pedersen, as she teaches you how to achieve gorgeous colored embossing, using some of the beautiful papers and stamps from our Sweet as Honey collection. Enjoy!

4¼” x 5½” Thinking of You Card (Horizontal)
Z4403 Sweet As Honey—Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts, X7276B Sweet as Honey Paper Packet, X6051 Sundance Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3830 Mustard Seed Distress Oxide™ Ink Pad, Z3831 Peeled Paint Distress Oxide™ Ink Pad, Z3829 Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide™ Ink Pad, Z891 VersaMark™ Ink Pad, X7276E Sweet as Honey Cork Shapes, Z2066 Princess Gold Embossing Powder, Z4252 Heat Tool, Z4220 Anti-static Pouch, Z3886 Mini Ink-blending Tool, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape, Z5038 Die-cutting & Embossing Machine

4¼” x 5½” Thinking of You Card (Vertical)
Z4403 Sweet As Honey—Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts, X7276B Sweet as Honey Paper Packet, X5947 Mink Cardstock, X6059 Shortbread Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z6521 Sundance Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3830 Mustard Seed Distress Oxide™ Ink Pad, Z3831 Peeled Paint Distress Oxide™ Ink Pad, Z3829 Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide™ Ink Pad, Z891VersaMark™ Ink Pad, X7276E Sweet as Honey Cork Shapes, Z2066 Princess Gold Embossing Powder, Z4252 Heat Tool, Z4220 Anti-static Pouch, Z3224 Small Round Waterbrush, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape, Z5038 Die-cutting & Embossing Machine

4¼” x 5½” Wishing You Sunshine & Happiness Card (Vertical)
C1924 My Acrylix® Sweet as Honey—Cardmaking Stamp Set, X6047 Black Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3830 Mustard Seed Distress Oxide™ Ink Pad, Z3829 Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide™ Ink Pad, Z891VersaMark™ Ink Pad, X7276E Sweet as Honey Cork Shapes, Z2068 White Super Fine Embossing Powder, Z4252 Heat Tool, Z4220 Anti-static Pouch, Z3886 Mini Ink-blending Tool

3½” x 8½” Wishing You Sunshine & Happiness Card (Vertical)
Z4403 Sweet as Honey—Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts, X7276B Sweet as Honey Paper Packet, X6047 Black Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3830 Mustard Seed Distress Oxide™ Ink Pad, Z3831 Peeled Paint Distress Oxide™ Ink Pad, Z3829 Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide™ Ink Pad, Z891VersaMark™ Ink Pad, X7276E Sweet as Honey Cork Shapes, Z2066 Princess Gold Embossing Powder, Z2088 Clear Super Fine Embossing Powder, Z4252 Heat Tool, Z4220 Anti-static Pouch, Z3886 Mini Ink-blending Tool, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape, Z5038 Die-cutting & Embossing Machine

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5 thoughts on “Add Dazzle with Embossing Techniques

  1. Thank you so much! I love embossing and it was one of the first things that drew me to papercrafting. This class was very helpful and I enjoyed it so much!
    Becky

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