Friday 15 February 2013

Let's do heat embossing!

Remember my dainty doily from Quickutz / Lifestyle? I'm going to heat emboss it with VersaMark Dazzle watermark stamp pad (frost) and Tsukineko Iridescent embossing powder. Sparkle sparkle! 

Ok, some of you might be familiar with embossing or heat embossing. For those who are not, here goes the definition for heat embossing:   

Method of creating raised logos or characters (such as in letterheads, call cards, invitations) on paper with ink instead of dies. The item is printed as normal in the desired ink color and the printed area to be embossed is sprinkled with the 'embossing powder.' Then the item is passed through a heater which makes the powder to swell and create raised (embossed) appearance. 

Eversince I invested on my first heat embossing gun few months ago, I can say that I'm quite addicted to try and emboss almost everything I can. Hehe... The feeling of ooh aah and wow! when you see the embossing powder melt is ah-ma-zing! I remember showing it to my friends on how heat emboss works and they went oohhwow... exactly like my first time. Haha! My favourite embossing powder as for now is iridescent colour. I need more moolah to fund for my craft supplies and more embossing powder. Will have to make/sell more handmade cards for artsyocean fund..

So, if you want to try out and start embossing - the basic ingredients of heat embossing are -
  • embossing heat gun / embossing heat tool / heat gun 
  • embossing powder (Extra Fine, regular, and Ultra Thick)
  • stamp
  • ink
 The final look of the embossed dainty doily paper. Can you see the shiny sparkles.
Close-up : Right after heated (I embossed twice)
Close-up:  Flatten it

Still thinking what to do with it... Hmm. Any idea? Feel free to share with me... So, what's your first embossing moment like? Do you still remember? 

Happy Weekend and Happy Crafting to you!


  1. Oh I never thought of embossing doilies! When I first got my heat gun and some EP, I was like you, embossing EVERYTHING!!

  2. Yeah, was doing it randomly and turn out not bad cus it gives the doily a whole new look.