The Basics Of Heat Embossing with Great Tips

Let’s explore heat embossing. Heat embossing is one of my all-time favorite things to do when I’m card making. It’s a simple but extremely fun and rewarding technique.

There are so many tricks and ideas for this technique and we are going to explore a few of them.


There are several heat embossing tricks shared in the two cards I created today. I used the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set and coordinated Love You More Than dies to create the first card today.

Fun heat embossing techniques and tricks.

On this card, I clear heat embossed the Early Espresso die cut words and clear heat embossed over one of the cookies. I added gold metallic embossing powder to the “cookies” sentiment and fussy cut the image out.

Fun heat embossing techniques and tricks.

Embossing techniques to try:

+ Clear embossing on colored cardstock

+ Emboss resist technique

+ Clear embossing multiple layers to make a glossy finished accent for your card

+ Simple metallic embossing of sentiments

+ Watercoloring inside embossed images

+ Ink blend and emboss over the ink blending and then ink blend again for a two-tone effect

Fun heat embossing techniques and tricks.

On this card, I used the emboss resist technique. I first covered the Sprial Dye large background stamp with Versamark ink and stamped it.

Then I white heat embossed the image. Next, I ink blended a rainbow pattern over the embossing. Last I used a paper towel with a touch of water to wipe away the ink that sat on top of the embossed image.



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Fun heat embossing techniques and tricks.



  1. Debra Walker says

    Cute cards. I love both stamp sets and don’t use them enough. Great tips/techniques on embossing powders.

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