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. Love your cards and all the creative tips you used. Thanks for sharing your ideas for this great release !

  2. OOhhh! The stencilled embossing technique is fabulous!
    I am going to have to try that once my craft room is back together 🙂
    Thanks for the inspiration xx

  3. You always have the most wonderful ideas – thank you for the embossing tips! My favourite of today’s prolific output is the super-sparkly card with all the white/silver hearts on the the pink background.

  4. I keep saying I don’t need anymore stamps or dies, but then Jennifer creates something beautiful that I just have to replicate and there I go again….

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this embossing powder layering technique! And these new Hero Arts stamps look amazing!

  6. Thanks for the video. It always helps to see the technique. Beautiful colors you’ve used on these cards..

  7. Jennifer, your videos are so well done! Thank you! Every time you demonstrate a new technique I am overwhelmed by the possibilities! I never knew embossing could be built up. Such a beautiful effect!

  8. Oh my goodness these cards ate better than :- BRILLIANT, FANTASTIC ETC but cant think of a better word. Maybe sublime works? I’m so glad I do NOT have to pick my favourite from these cards alone as I seriously could not do it….phew. Thankyou for being so talented and sharing it with us. 💕 Xxx

  9. I just love the way you made the card with the Paper Layering Floral Heart with Frame Die. It’s really simple and pretty. Last year, I mistakenly bought a sparkly clear embossing powder instead of white and I was always wondering how to use it effectively. Thank you for reminding me that I can emboss a second time, adding the clear sparkle powder to a colored powder.

  10. How kind of Hero Arts would very much use the entire kit!! Thanks for sharing all the ideas for layer embossing! Thanks and keep up the great work!

  11. Beautiful kit! Thinking of all the special people that I can send Valentine’s Day cards to. Thanks for the generous prize!

  12. This months kit is definitely one of the best. Thanks for these great embossing techniques which would not work without the 2 layer LOVE stamps. Can’t wait to make some cards!!

  13. Thanks for giving me great ideas for using my background dies in new ways. I love when I can get more out of my supplies and your techniques are ones I’m definitely going to try!

  14. Thank you in so much for doing such a great job of explaining. I realky like the idea of what you have finished

  15. Lovely looks…I’ve used embossing for close to 20 years now, thought I had seen just about everything and that it was old hat so to speak. I’d about given up doing any embossing anymore, it just didn’t have any real sparkle to me anymore. Your post has changed that for me. I think I will pick it up again, and use my materials once more.

    This is beautiful, mixing the different embossings together for a new and fresh look. Thank you so very kindly for sharing it with us. Thank you and the sponsors for the kit giveaway. Very sweet of you to do!

    Congratulations to whomever wins the kit!

  16. Thank you very much Stacey!!! I know more about embossing powder than before, I just only knew about clear..big difference pearl and wonderful cards, and thanks for the chance to win this great kit!!!

  17. Your examples have inspired me to try embossing,. I ordered a heat gun and some of the powders you suggested & expecting the shipments now. I’m so glad that I’ve been following you as card making is very new for me. Thanks for all the info you share, it sure does help. I also received some Avery Elle folders and plan to begin using the for stamp n die storage. Thank You!

  18. This Hero Arts kit is certainly a winner! Your presentation of it is so elegant as usual. Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing Jennifer. You are such an encouragement and teacher to us all. God bless you. Diana O

  19. Gorgeous cards, awesome techniques, fabulous video. You are so talented and gifted And such àn inspiration!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us all.

  20. I am so in love with this kit, I really really want it to make those cards. They are so beautiful and I love the embossing techniques. Thank you for the beautiful cards and ideas as always.

  21. Love, love, love this kit! It is gorgeous! As usual, you did an amazing job on these cards, Jennifer. Thank you for your great ideas and inspiration.

  22. Thank you Jennifer for
    all your inspirations.
    Stunningly gorgeous!
    And you make it look
    so simple! This is my
    favourite technique
    so far! Happy 4th Birthday!!

  23. Thank you for showing this technique. I need to stock up on my cards so I will be giving this technique a try. Thank you 🙂

  24. I loved seeing the Prayers Stamp + Die set used. I see those sets frequently but am always scared to invest because I worry about their versatility – glad to see them used!

  25. Your cards are so beautiful! You never cease to amaze me with the wonderful techniques you come up with. Thank you so much for sharing your creative talent with us.

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