The Magic of Heat Embossing

Heat Embossing is one of many techniques that will help you to make a truly magical card or gift.

The raised shiny surface created when the powder is heated will prompt many questions about how you achieved the effect.

And it's so easy to do

Scroll down the page to see the difference when the powder is heated


This Notebook was altered from plain into this lovely finish by adding some patterened paper.

Pick out parts of the flower and flourish, with a glue pen, and then add the silver powder and heat it until it melts.

Just follow the steps to create your own handmade gifts.

Dress it up any way you want, and the effect is rather special.

This powder will stick to any moist surface, so a good tip is to wipe over the surface to be stamped first 









One way to remove any moisture, and the static, is to wipe over the surface with a USED tumble drier sheet, before you start.

This will remove any oil from your hands that could be transfered to the card.

Or another way is to wipe over the card with a little talcum powder or cornflour, this has the same effect.

You could buy an anti-static bag ... but why spend money you don't need too.

These methods work just as well.

The ink needs to be slow drying, to give you time to work the magic, before it starts to dry. Once the ink is dry the powder will just brush off and you will lose the image.

The powders come in all diferent colours and textures, from superfine to ultra thick. Some are vibrant colours and others are antique effects. Try mixing diferent colours together.

Sprinkling some glitter in makes another effect. Experiment and see what you get.

The basic technique involved is to stamp your desired image,sprinkle on the powder, tap off the surplus back into the jar, and then heat for the magic to happen.

With your heat gun work slowly over the powder, heating one bit at a time and watch it melt. It turns into a raised shiny surface as you watch


Step 1

The stamped image here has been done with a clear pigment ink.It is barely visible at start, but see what happens as we go along.



Step 2

The image has now been sprinkled with an antique gold powder and it looks quite dull




Step 3

Using the heat gun gently, move over the image and it starts to change.

Now the teddy has a raised golden edge and looks really good




Step 4

I coloured the image in with some brush markers.You could make her any colour you wanted.

Doesn't she look different? 




Step 5

And here she is with her bow sparkled up with a touch of  Glitter Magic




And here she is all done up and ready for the ball. The completed card done in a different colourway

The embossing is so simple to achieve and the result can be stunning in whatever colour you choose

This magic technique is fabulous to see and the results are a delight.

A childs card decorated with this lovely teddy bear would be sure to please.

And different colourways produce different results






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