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Embossing Test

In preparation for sending out Christmas cards this year, it was time to run a test on my new embossing pen. I’m trying out the pen this year, because last year the stamp pad I used didn’t really grip the embossing powder as much as I’d hoped, giving me a very patchy finish. The embossing pen was WAY more successful.

It involves a simple 3 step process.

  1. Use an embossing pen to draw or write your design.
  2. Cover the design with your embossing powder (I just poured straight from the jar)
  3. Using a heat gun go over your design and watch how fast the embossing powder sets!

I can think of many ways to use this technique!

  • Quick and easy gift tags – cut the stock into gift tag shapes, write the recipient’s name or initial and emboss!
  • Add a shiny effect to your handmade cards and envelopes.
  • Doing a small run of letterheads, compliments slips or cards for a client? How about highlighting a section and adding something special?

Materials I used for this project: (includes affiliate links)

A4 Limestone Materica 120gsm paper from – from Papermill Direct

Papermania 1 oz Embossing Powder (Gold) – from Amazon

Tim Holtz – Ranger TDA71327 Embossing Pen 2pk – from Amazon

Etepon Mini Heat Gun Electric 300w Portable Hot Air Gun – from Amazon