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How to Heat Emboss…

I was recently asked about Heat Embossing and using the Embossing Buddy. When I use the Embossing Buddy I rub it on the paper or card stock in a circular motion. The Embossing Buddy helps keep the Embossing Powder from sticking anywhere except on the ink by removing the static on the card stock.




Heat Embossing



1) Place your card stock in a Powder Pal tray (or over a large piece of scratch paper).

2) Rub the Embossing Buddy across the paper or card stock you want to emboss.

3) Stamp image with Craft Ink or VersaMark (Craft Ink stays wet longer then Classic Ink)

4) Pour powder onto the inked image, making sure that the image is coated completely.

5) Shake off excess powder into the tray and funnel it back into its container.

6) Heat the stamped image with the Heat Tool until the powder changes to a shiny liquid and raises.

7) Allow embossed image to cool.




1) Don’t overheat the powder, as it can scorch the paper.

2) Try embossing using Classic Stampin’ Pads on vellum paper. Dye inks take longer to dry on vellum so embossing powders will adhere to the ink and can be embossed.

3) To add a brighter touch to computer-printed text, sprinkle embossing powder on the card stock as it is coming out of the printer. Be fast! This is quick-drying ink!

Stampin’ Hugs,






Heat Embossing

For the best results when using a dark colored card stock use white embossing powder or any light colored embossing powder.  If using a light colored card stock use a dark embossing powder. This will give you the best contrast. For this image, Chocolate Chip card stock and White Embossing Powder was used.

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Heat Tool
Stampin’ Up! Embossing Powder
Powder Pals
Embossing Buddy
Versa Mark Pad
Card Stock or DSP
Stamp of Choice


1. Choose a stamp image.
2. Ink up the image with Versa Mark.
3.  Over a Powder Pal tray, cover image with Embossing Powder.
4. Using a Heat Tool hold the image 4-5 inches away and heat the image until the powder turns shiny and melts.

3D Style Button "Tips" Rub an embossing buddy over your paper to keep the embossing powder from sticking anywhere but the VersaMark


Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


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