Why Did I Buy This? – Heat Embossing

“Why Did I Buy This?” is a Facebook Live series that I started as a way to help crafters learn how to make the most out of their supplies. Episode 14 was all about heat embossing. Heat embossing is usually one of the first techniques that new stampers learn. It’s a simple technique that has a huge wow factor!

To heat emboss, you need a few things:

  • a sticky ink – I like versamark but a craft ink, like Stampin’ Up!’s Whisper White also works
  • embossing powder – we have 4 to choose from: white, clear, gold and silver
  • a heat tool – this is a specialized tool that gets VERY hot and is used to melt the embossing powder
  • a stamp set of your choice
  • any type of paper

I shared 5 techniques during Episode 14. One of the things that I love about embossing, is you can truly emboss most things that the ink will stick to. On this card, I used versamark ink to cover the wooden elements, “In Good Taste.” Once you’ve got your elements covered in ink, sprinkle emobossing powder over and heat until set. I prefer two layers to get a look of enamel.

I love the look of the white embossing powder on these elements.

Fun right??

Check out the rest of the projects in Episode 14 of “Why Did I Buy This?”

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Versamark Pad





Water Painters





Heat Tool (Us And Canada)



Stampin' Dimensionals



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