How to emboss with colour

Have you ever wondered how to heat emboss with colour? Stampin’ Up!’s embossing colours come in black, white, clear, and metallics. So, how do you add a pop of colour and shine to your cards with heat embossing? You use ink!

With 50+ colours in the Stampin’ Up! family, you can perfectly coordinate the colour of your heat emboss with the card or paper project you’re creating. For this card, I used Tahitian Tide, Sweet Sorbet and Lemon Lime Twist.

Bee Mine Designer Series Paper has so many colours in it, you can pick whichever you want for the ink, and the cardstock. Heartfelt Hellos stamp set, available free during Sale-a-Bration until the end of February 2024 offers the perfect sentiment for a no-reason card.

Heat embossing tips:

  • Use a slow-drying ink- either Versamark, or Stampin’ Up!’s classic ink pads. Embossing powder will only stick to wet ink.
  • Use an Embossing Buddy ensure that the powder doesn’t stick where you don’t want it. (It was sitting on my desk, but I forgot to use it on the cardstock. Ooops!)
  • Keep your heat tool moving while you’re embossing. This helps to ensure an even melt.
  • Adhere the embossed piece with a little more adhesive than usual. The paper can warp a bit with heating, and extra adhesive helps it lay flat.

Once you start heat embossing, you’ll not want to stop. Check out this post, which offers a different way to use clear embossing powder for a different look.

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