Heat Embossing Over Dry Embossing Card Making Technique

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I have a gorgeous technique to share today that I’m calling double embossing – heat embossing over dry embossing. If you like to play with different techniques on your cards and other paper projects, you’re definitely going to want to try this one!

Try heat embossing over dry embossing on your card projects for beautiful textured effects!

As I mentioned above, this technique first involves dry embossing a piece of paper, after which it will be heat embossed on the raised portions using Versamark ink and the heat tool. This gives such a gorgeous effect of metallic accents on the raised parts of the embossing. Let’s talk about how to create this look on your projects!

Try heat embossing over dry embossing on your card projects for beautiful textured effects!

First I want to mention a bit about dry embossing and heat embossing, in case we have any beginners reading along.

Dry Embossing

Dry embossing uses a plastic ‘folder,’ which is rolled through the Cut & Emboss Machine, to create raised texture in various patterns on your paper.

Learn how to dry emboss paper! This is part 5 of my introduction to the Stampin Cut And Emboss Machine, an amazing tool from Stampin Up.

This is in comparison to heat embossing paper, which is a very different technique. Oftentimes we just say ’embossing’ without specifying which type, but they are different. Next I’ll explain heat embossing.

Heat Embossing

Heat embossing uses clear Versamark ink for stamping, after which a fine powder is sprinkled over the stamped image. The powder sticks to the image, then is heated with a heat tool to melt, or ‘set’ the powder. Below you can see the end result.

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Next I want to share how I’ve combined the two types of embossing for an even more beautiful end result.

Heat Embossing Over Dry Embossing

Here you can see some of the cards I’ve made using heat embossing over dry embossing. Keep scrolling for some close ups to really appreciate how pretty they are!

Try heat embossing over dry embossing on your card projects for beautiful textured effects!

Trying this yourself is really fairly simple.

First dry emboss a piece of cardstock. Use an embossing buddy to remove static from your cardstock. Next, place the Versamark ink pad upside down on the paper and gently press it all over the surface. The goal is that ink only touches the raised parts of the embossing – not the lower areas. The fourth step is to sprinkle embossing powder over the entire surface and shake off the excess. Lastly, heat set the powder using a heat tool.

Try heat embossing over dry embossing on your card projects for beautiful textured effects!

It’s that simple!

Heat Embossing Over Dry Embossing Video Tutorial

To see exactly how I did this, you can watch along here.

Next I’ll share more about the products I used.

Materials Used

Here are some of the products I’ve highlighted with these projects. I’ve included links for all of them below.

The Merry Melody Embossing Folder

Try heat embossing over dry embossing on your card projects for beautiful textured effects!

Merriest Moments Bundle

Try heat embossing over dry embossing on your card projects for beautiful textured effects!
Try heat embossing over dry embossing on your card projects for beautiful textured effects!

Evergreen Forest Embossing Folder

Try heat embossing over dry embossing on your card projects for beautiful textured effects!

Here you can find links to the products I have used.

Product List

Before we go, I want to share one more way you can use this technique for a really unique look.

Heat Embossing With Sand?

Here’s one more way you can use this technique. See the card below? It has sand covering the surface, over the embossed seashells. Here’s how to create a card like this one.

Try heat embossing over dry embossing on your card projects for beautiful textured effects!

Emboss the cardstock and gently press Versamark over the top as shown in the video. Instead of sprinkling embossing powder over the top, use Heat & Stick powder instead. Use a heat tool to heat set the powder, then immediately sprinkle sand over the top and press it into the sticky surface using your hands. Shake off the excess, then use clear spray paint or another sealer to hold it in place.

Watch along with my video for a few helpful tips on doing this.

Try heat embossing over dry embossing on your card projects for beautiful textured effects!

Which card from these samples is your favorite? I think I have to choose this sample with the Merriest Frames Bundle!

Try heat embossing over dry embossing on your card projects for beautiful textured effects!
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