Heat Embossing Gives me Butterflies

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Holly Anderson

Do you like guns? Heat embossing guns, I mean.

I do. It’s so cool to watch powder turn to liquid! If you don’t have a heat embossing gun, I recommend it. Unfortunately, I haven’t been using mine lately, so I thought I’d give it a go, and with a little inspirational push from Paper Crafting Tips & Tricks, I was off!

Check out these three technique squares created by Sarah J. Moerman from Paper Crafting Tips & Tricks! (You’ll find three more heat embossing techniques by Sarah and six projects incorporating those techniques in the issue.)

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Create a tie dyed look by heat embossing an image with multiple shades of powder.

PinExt Heat Embossing Gives me ButterfliesI tried this one out, but since I only have white, black, and silver, the image just didn’t pop as well as Sarah’s did!

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Create patterned paper that pops by embossing white images on contrasting cardstock.

PinExt Heat Embossing Gives me ButterfliesI tried this one too, but I used flowers instead of butterflies. The white embossing powder really does stands out beautifully against a rich color, but I didn’t pick the right stamps for the job, so I wasn’t too impressed with how it turned out compared to these cool butterflies!

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Make a faux wax seal by applying multiple layers of embossing powder. Heat and press stamp into hot powder.

PinExt Heat Embossing Gives me ButterfliesI tried all three of these techniques, but this last one particularly caught my fancy. A faux wax seal? There’s something about wax seals that makes me giddy. I’m not quite sure what it is, but I just had to try it myself.

With the On Trend 6×6 pad from Crate Paper and some silver embossing powder, I tried my hand at a birthday card using this cool technique. I learned that it takes a few layers of embossing powder before it’s thick enough to create such an impression.

Check it out!

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PinExt Heat Embossing Gives me ButterfliesPhew! Thank goodness at least one of them turned out okay!

Now, would you like to win some embossing powder? I have a few different colors for one lucky winner to try! These earth-tone powders are from Shimmerz.

8221567337 bdd39fa72e Heat Embossing Gives me ButterfliesJust tell me which of these three techniques strikes you the most, and I’ll pick one of you randomly to take these home! Just leave your comment by Thursday, November 29th at 5 pm MST.

Thanks for checking in!

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146 Responses to Heat Embossing Gives me Butterflies

  1. Janet Sisk says:

    I love the tie-dye look on the first card. There are SO many color combinations that can be done with this technique. I am definitely a heat-embossing lover, especially when making Christmas cards. It puts an extra pizzazz to cards. :D Thanks for the chance to win this collection of embossing powders.

  2. Becky D says:

    Wow! So many great options! I must admit I have used embossing powder only once at a class, but I am dying to try it! I love the middle one with the white embossed on colored background – absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. Charlene M. says:

    I’d love to try the multicolored embossing powder technique. That butterfly is beautiful!

  4. Debbie Bassett says:

    I prefer the second one best! It looks so crisp and clean, so yeah #2 is my favorite!!!!!

  5. Lindsey says:

    I ♥LOVE♥ embossing, and probably do it way more than I should. I haven’t tried the faux wax seal technique yet, but have always liked the effect.

  6. Susan S. says:

    The multicolor technique is what calls to me. How do you do that without muddying the colors?

  7. ~Susan~ says:

    The white embossing on colored background is gorgeous!

  8. Sue D says:

    I like the faux wax seal technique.

  9. Noreen says:

    I like the second idea, and I also liked the way beads were used for the butterfly’s body.

  10. sharon gullikson says:

    I like the faux wax technique. Very cool.

  11. Natasha Poteraj says:

    White embossing on a darker background looks really great.

  12. All the techniques are great, but I love the faux wax seal look the best. I received an initial metal seal when I was a teenager (an antique from when people used wax to seal letters), and it would be great for this technique. I am off to experiment in my studio! Thank you for the inspiration!

  13. Tina says:

    I love them all !!!!!! I love butterflies!! I have only tried embossing powders once before but I love the way all these looks how it rises off the page I just love it!!! I really have to choose them all!! I don’t have alot of supplies but I would love to do this!!

  14. Chunyuan says:

    Love all three technique. But have not tried third one yet — it does strike my fancy too. Thanks for the chance to win the awesome embossing powder.

  15. Oh the wax seal is calling to me too! It looks so stunning!

  16. Maryann says:

    I must admit, that I really like the white embossing. It just looks sooo great and I would love to try that.

  17. f lynn rush says:

    i like the faux wax seal technique. i have another way to emboss. i like to take a swirl rubber stamp and emboss over patterned paper. it adds a bit of elegance.

  18. gaby says:

    I love the tie-dyed card. Will have to try that;

  19. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Like the tie dyed look and the white on coloured card stock… so pretty.

  20. B. S. Gallant says:

    I love the faux wax seal look. I’ll be trying that out in my next card.

  21. Bev says:

    Love ALL of the techniques but the multi-colored one is my fave and the chance to win different colors of embossing powders would give me a chance to try it out!!! Thanks for the chance and lucky me…I received Paper Crafting Tips and Tricks as a birthday present recently so this post was very timely!!!

  22. Peggy B says:

    I need to try embossing with white on contrasting cardstock – thanks for such great samples!

  23. {vicki} says:

    Definatley the third one!
    LOVE that!

  24. Mai says:

    Love that faux wax seal!!

  25. Smitha Katti says:

    I am intrigued by all of these techniques!! I just bought a heat gun, and am eager to try these ideas! Thank you for the inspiration :)

  26. mimi says:

    I love the faux wax seal! Gotta to try it out.

  27. Karen R. says:

    I love the faux wax seal technique! Love it!

  28. Emily H says:

    Yes! I love guns! I have done the tie die technique before. I think it so fun!

  29. Robin Buchholz says:

    I am loving the second card with the white embossed butterflies on the rich card stock color.

  30. Frann says:

    I like all three techniques but the tie-dye is my favorite.

  31. Nancy Y says:

    Love the faux wax seal technique!! Thank you so much for the inspiration!!

  32. Susan says:

    The faux wax seal is my favourite!

  33. Pai says:

    the one i haven’t really tried is embossing in multiple colors. I need to do that!

  34. Brenda Lubrant says:

    These are great embossing colors to try out these techniques you shared with us today.

  35. Therese says:

    It’s the faux wax seal…. I really must try this technique!

  36. Atticelf says:

    I’ve done the white embossing before and really liked the way it turned out, but that faux wax seal business? Gotta try that!

  37. Your card is so cheerful and the wax seal looks really fab. I’ve tried the technique before but I don’t think I put enough layers on it. Great tip to keep layering before embossing with the stamp!

  38. Tammy Nyenhuis says:

    I love the look of white embossing powder!

  39. Pam H. says:

    I’m going to try the white embossing on card stock. It looks beautiful.

  40. Lory C. says:

    I love the faux wax seal. It reminds me of the 1970′s when I stamped my first initial in wax to seal my letters. Looking forward to trying it!

  41. Mary Bee says:

    I have to admit, I don’t do a lot of embossing with powder, but the “layered” look really intrigued me. Thanks for the chance, Holly, and for the ideas.

  42. Loly Borda says:

    I like all of them, but I never tried the last one the faux wax seal. I love the efect. Thanks for he chace to win.

  43. Tammy Valley says:

    I love embossing, just haven’t done it in a while. With the holiday’s here, I definitely need to do it again!

  44. Lynda says:

    Holly, you still have more embossing powders than me. I only have clear! So I’m sure I’d get some use from this giveaway! I like the white on a strong color.

  45. Dianna Roach says:

    I love all 3, but especially want to try the first one!! Only have black, white, and clear so i have to get another color first!! :-)

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