Combining Embossing Powders + GIVEAWAY

Hello there! Today I am showing lots of examples of combining/layering basic embossing powders to get dimensional, unique results.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Each of my examples features layered embossing. By combining different basic embossing powders together, I was able to get new looks. The differences are subtle but I hope they inspire you to try new combos. I used the LOVE images from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero January Kit stamp set. This is such a stunning set! (More on that below.)

My first card shows the layering of four basic embossing powders. I first white heat embossed the “love” shadow… and then embossed a layer of Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder (HA | SSS). This White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder gives a pearl look to whatever is behind it… in this case it gives a white pearl look. For the detail portion of the layered “love”, I double heat embossed with silver. That extra layer just adds more dimension.

The layers of embossing results in the look of a puffy sticker. 🙂

This next example has some subtle differences from the first, but shares another layering option. I did the “love” shadow with two layers of white embossing… and then the “love” detail layer has silver embossing and then Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder (HA | SSS). The sparkle is very unique!

The third examples shows two layers of silver embossing powder for the shadow and two layers of white for the detail. It would be cool to do a color embossing powder, too!

By the way, that “thank you for your” sentiment is from the Hero Arts Acts of Kindness Stamp Set (HA | SSS). And I used the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero January Kit stamp set to stamp “sending you love” on all the matching envelopes.

I adore the layering on this last one! The I did two layers of Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder (HA | SSS) embossing for the shadow of the “love”. For the detail image? I did white embossing followed by Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder (HA | SSS). This is a great way to create a sparkle embossing powder from any solid color embossing powder you have!

For the background on all of these cards, I used a stencil I created myself using the new Hero Arts Window On Love Die (HA | SSS) and vellum. While holding the “stencil” over my embossed pink panel, I added Hero Arts White Dye Ink (HA |SSS) with a Tonic Blending Sponge. This is a white DYE ink… whereas most white inks are pigment. The Hero Arts White Dye Ink gives a smooth, soft result that intensifies as it dries. It almost looks like velvet!

This next example is a bit bold, but demonstrates how fun combining embossing powders can be.

I started by pressing my Versamark Ink over a Hero Arts Window On Love Die (HA | SSS) vellum die cut “stencil” on pink cardstock… and then added Hero Arts White Embossing Powder (HA | SSS). After heat setting and allowing it to cool, I placed the Hero Arts Window On Love Die (HA | SSS) itself onto the pink cardstock so that the back of the die was facing up. I pressed Versamark ink over all the heart openings… and silver heat embossed. The silver hearts are smaller than the white hearts thanks to the metal trim on the die. Finally, I pressed Versamark over the enter panel and embossed with Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder (HA | SSS).

There is so much shine to this! The sentiment is from the Hero Arts Prayers Stamp & Die (HA | SSS).

In my video I also include a bonus card using the Hero Arts Floral Heart With Frame Die (HA | SSS). This “paper layering die” makes it super quick to create a card with lots of details.

The sentiment is again from the Hero Arts Prayers Stamp & Die (HA | SSS)… and I added tiny white pearls to the flowers.


Here are a few other videos with layered embossing…


This post is part of a blog hop showcasing the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero January Kit. This kit has a wonderful stamp set, several large dies, and more! The kit value is $62… but only costs $34.99! You can see all the details HERE. The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. And they sell out fast!  The stamps and dies are not sold separately. (Remember that Hero Arts does now have a subscription option with FREE US shipping and $9.99 international shipping in case you never want to miss out on a kit. Find out info HERE.

HERE is the kit. All this for under $35!

There are also many great new products available that coordinate with the kit. They are exceptionally awesome this month! You can find them all HERE.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of one of my favorite cardmakers – Yana Smakula. (You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Hero Arts Blog.)


Hero Arts is giving away a kit to a lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. For your chance, leave a comment below and on all the blogs in the hop by 11:59pmEST on 1/14/18. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be shared on the Hero Arts Blog. Hero Arts will reimburse the winner if they already bought the kit.)


Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from Hero Arts. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero January Kit
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Window On Love Die
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Floral Heart With Frame Die
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Prayers Stamp & Die
[ HA | SSS | ELH ]
Hero Arts Acts of Kindness Stamp Set
[ HA | SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Bar Magnet
[ SSS | ELH ]
Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS | ELH ]
VersaMark Ink
[ HA | SSS | ELH ]
Hero Arts White Dye Ink
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
[ HA | SSS | ELH ]
Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder
[ HA | SSS | ELH ]
Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing…
[ HA | SSS | ELH ]
Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder
[ HA | SSS | ELH ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ HA | SSS | ELH ]
Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine
[ SSS ]
Micropore Tape
Heavyweight Vellum
[ SSS | ELH ]
Tonic Blending Sponges
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Collage Adhesive
[ SSS | ELH ]
Darice Ultrafine Tip Bottles
[ SSS ]
White Craft Foam
[ SSS ]
Darice Foam Adhesive Strips
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]

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390 thoughts on “Combining Embossing Powders + GIVEAWAY”

  1. I’m really enjoying your videos! I missed you during the holidays 😀 Your cards turned out absolutely stunning (as always) layering embossing powders is such a great idea and I can not wait to play with this technique. The HA monthly kit looks really nice. Love the bonus card, I wondered how the paper layering dies worked, so fun. Using the collage medium as “foam” to create dimension is genius. Awesome video! Loads of tips!! I really appreciate you taking the time to film these. Thanks

  2. Thank you for all that you do.! I love your videos and have learned so much from you. These are beautiful, I love the last one mostly.

  3. Wow! You outdid yourself on this one. What beautiful cards. Thank you so much for sharing all the wonderful tips and techniques. I am in love with the “Love” layering stamp. How beautiful!!!

  4. You posted this at the perfect time as I am getting ready to do an embossing methods day for my Church small group. This is a great technique to pass on.

  5. I really love Hero Arts card kits and this one is no exception. Love all the layers and textures on your cards.

  6. Love all the layered embossing! But, the bonus card really is beautiful! So sweet and simple. Thanks for another great video, Jennifer!

  7. I have to comment on your voice as heard in your videos: You have a very pleasant, calm sounding voice that sounds good and easy to listen to–even when I have little time and I turn the speed up to 1.25 or even 1.5! I know some other bloggers cannot help their voice tones, but yours is perfect for the wonderful work you do to teach and encourage the rest of us! And this release is a GREAT one for your talents to showcase! Thank you!

  8. I am such a fan of your work, not yet a cardmaker – I scrapbook and have used some of your techniques in my scrapbooking – not yet a card maker, you inspire me.

  9. Jennifer you never cease to amaze me with your videos. I kept thinking how did she cut the word love out to put on the paper until I saw you use the stencil. I love that you effect and can’t wait to try it with my Valentine’s Day cards. As always thanks for sharing your inspiration.

  10. I love the layers of embossing powder and how it looks
    like a puffy sticker on the first card. And the last card is
    just stunning! That’s my favorite.

  11. Loved your video on the Layered Embossing Jennifer…have done double embossing, but only with the same color…will give another type or color a try…amazing look!!! Thanks so much.
    Paper Hugs,

  12. Fantastic cards as always Jennifer!! Great tips and techniques here! You are amazing because you not only showcase what you can do with a kit, but you turn it into a technique video which is just awesome! Some times I never get cards made because I’m too busy watching you. hehehe! Thanks for being here! Love this HA kit!

  13. I especially like the technique that gave the hearts the appearance of a white outline. It makes perfect sense, but I sure wouldn’t have thought of it! Thanks for all the fun!

  14. As always totally amazing cards Jennifer thank you for your continued motivation and inspiration. I am so loving this stamp set and dies. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  15. I definitely want to give this technique a try! You always amazed me with all your creativity. These cards are gorgeous. I can’t wait to get my kit.

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