Tutorial Tuesday: Kicking it up a Notch with Heat Embossing


It’s Tutorial Tuesday once again.  This week I have a quick, and easy, way to jazz up your unloved designer paper (DP).  By embossing on designer paper, you will be kicking up your DP a  notch.  In my example, I chose two designer papers that fell under the category of “what was I thinking.”  You know that paper–it’s the stuff we collect and store at the bottom of our paper drawer.  The 6″x6″ background DP was unloved because it was way too faint for my style.  The 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ DP was a garrish pink and didn’t match my accessories.  For a cohesive look, I used the same colour of embossing powder, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use different colours on your card.  I hope this tutorial jumpstarts your enthusiasm for heat embossing.



Designer Paper



Embossing powder

Heat Gun


Ink up your stamp with VersaMark.


Sprinkle on embossing powder, tap off the excessive, and heat emboss.


Use a variety of paper and a variety of stamps.



Stamps used for this tutorial

Odd Bird Planet (clickable links below)

Circle Dot Background #98K, Michelle’s Big Scroll #329U, Paisley Border #124N, Strawberry Cupcake #894K

For a complete listing of my tutorials, see the tab on the top of the page called Tutorials

Posted on : May 12 2009
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13 People have left comments on this post

May 12, 2009 - 07:05:06
Risa West said:

Very cute card Beth! I love the embossing tutorial ..such a lovely design and yummy cupcake! TFS!!!
Snow looks adorable in her cute outfit!

May 12, 2009 - 09:05:05
Kim H said:

WOWZERS gf, this is one stunning card! All those delicious layers and embossing! Oh so yummy!

May 12, 2009 - 07:05:58
beth said:

Hey Miz Beth love that card and you know I had to try it not once but twice and Cheryl was here stamping with me today and she made one also I am sure she will be posting it later here is the link http://beth714.blogspot.com/2009/05/heat-embossing-with-beth.html
Thanks again GF for another great tut.

May 12, 2009 - 10:05:41
Anita said:

Wow! What a cool way to make paper your own!

May 12, 2009 - 11:05:55
Ila said:

This card is Gorgeous…and so Yummy!!…I love this embossing tutorial Beth….the embossing is Beautiful!!..Hugs, Ila

May 13, 2009 - 06:05:20
Manna said:

You are one amazing gal! Thanks for the great tutorial!

May 13, 2009 - 03:05:30
Cheryl M said:

Wow, wow, wow!!!

May 13, 2009 - 04:05:06
Godelieve said:

I’m a fan of heat embossing, and I love the idea of jazzing up “unloved” DP.
Great tip, beautiful card!

May 14, 2009 - 01:05:21
barbd said:

Beth What a great idea… I am truly impressed…You are so talented and such an inspiration. Thank you

May 14, 2009 - 04:05:38
jeanette said:

What a great idea. I’ve got several DPs that would benefit from this.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful techniques with us.


I love the card posted after this one.

May 16, 2009 - 05:05:59
Debbie Olson said:

Beautifully “jazzed up,” Beth! I love all of the embossing, layering, and details!

May 18, 2009 - 02:05:57

Yes jazz up the unloved…awesome theme…I love this idea, and splendid way to get PP and stamps to harmonize for a project.
connie paxman

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