How To: Emboss in Any Color

How To: Emboss in Any Color


Once you start heat embossing, you want to do it all the time. In every color. But, maaaannnn… that’s a lot of embossing powder. But, wait! There’s a smarter way! You can emboss in any color, AND even do cool color blends, or any other kind of cool ink technique, and emboss it! And, it’s so easy…

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supplies for embossing in any color

Really, you just need your basic heat embossing supplies. Maybe one or two extras will help you out. Of course, if you need to do some shopping, I always have supplies linked below and at the end of the post. But, before you shop, be sure to check out my Crafty Sales page for any deals you can take advantage of at your favorite crafting haunts.

image of heat embossed card panel

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steps to emboss in any color

  1. Apply anti-static powder to the cardstock
  2. Set up the stamp you want to emboss in a stamp positioning tool
  3. Apply Versamark to the stamp
  4. Then, apply the desired color(s) to the stamp, right over the Versamark ink
  5. Stamp the image on the cardstock
  6. Re-apply the colored ink to the image and stamp again to fill in any missed spots
  7. Coat with clear embossing powder and heat


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watch the technique tutorial

My How To tutorial videos are filmed with real-time narration. You can pull out your supplies and follow along because there’s no editing, except for drying time. Pause when you need to, but otherwise, get ready and create right along with me!

greeting card featuring distress oxides and concord & 9th Snail Mail

See this technique in action!

Here’s a recent project that feature’s the embossed wood sheet technique.

Snail Mail Oxide Blend – Live Stream Recap

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