Layered Metallic Heat Embossing

Hi! Today I am sharing a video showing the beautiful results you can achieve with layered metallic heat embossing.

Layered Embossing Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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A few months ago, I shared how to use heat embossing with layering stamp sets. (Find that video HERE.) Today I have something very similar… but with metallic powders.

For my first example, I stamped and heat embossed the three layers of the Altenew/SSS Be Leaf Me STAMPtember Stamps with silver, gold, and copper glitter embossing powders. I love how the powders somewhat melt into each other. You can use any embossing powders for this, but I think metallics make the biggest impact!

Layered Embossing Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

After creating my leaves, I die cut a white Avery Elle Postage Stamp Dies frame and adhered it all on a notecard.

I wanted a die cut sentiment to look like it was floating across the frame… but I knew it needed to be sturdy. Therefore I cut three Simon Says Stamp Thankful Die Cuts from brown Tim Holtz Substrate Sheets and glued them together. The Substrate Sheets are slightly thicker than cardstock but significantly stronger. I covered the layered die cut with Judikins Iridescent Sparkle and WOW Ultra High Clear Gloss powders and adhered it across the frame with touches of Ranger Multi Medium.

Layered Embossing Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For the second example, I used the new Avery Elle/SSS Christmas Cheer Stamptember Stamps. I layered blue, light blue, and silver glitter heat embossed images and even added extra embossing touches with a Sakura Quickie Glue Roller Pen. I completed the card in the same way as the first, but used a layered Simon Says Stamp Delightful Die Cut covered with silver glitter powder.

Layered Embossing Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The sequins and beads on both cards are from All Little Things From Lucy’s Cards Sequin Mixes. She has some great mixes!

Layered Embossing Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Hope you will give this technique a try!


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55 thoughts on “Layered Metallic Heat Embossing”

  1. These 2 cards are so beautiful! I think these are 2 of the most beautiful you have ever made. I love that you embossed them. That makes them extra special. The stamps are good quality and the images are very clear. I love stamps like that. I’ll have to check out the stamps you used. I love snowflake stamps. This is one of your best yet!

  2. Question? I am wondering if you would recommend a finishing varnish on these super embossed pieces? I’m using them in a little hand made book I’m creating for a little girl. I was thinking that it might protect the embossing from denting and picking from little finger tips? Or it that just overkill?
    Thanks for all your well done videos and ideas! It’s soooo helpful for the craft-challenged!

  3. What absolutely beautiful shaker ornaments, such a great idea for fabulous gifts. Would love to get my hands on this set. Also great to make shaker cards, thank you so much for this awesome idea. Love your videos.

  4. I just watched the video and decided to try this technique out using my With Sympathy die. I glued 2 pieces of cardstock together and then ran it through my Big Shot about 8 times to get the die to cut through the 3 stacked/glued paper. I then used some gold dazzle embossing powder and then the heavy clear embossing powder. Worked like a charm and now I am making up a With Sympathy card to use thie heavily embossed die cut. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this new to me technique.

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