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5 WAYS: Heat Embossed Die Cuts

Hello there! Today I am sharing 5 fun techniques for using heat embossing and die cutting together. You can do these with products you have… and is a great way to get new looks with lots of texture.

Heat Embossed Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[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 may be used at no cost to you.]

There are many ways to combine die cutting and heat embossing. Today I am sharing my top 5…

(1.) DIPPED DIE CUTS

My first idea is to create faux paint dipped die cuts. This is a fun and easy way to add a bit of interest to simple die cuts.

This card features dies from the Spellbinders June Small Die of the Month Set. (More on that below.) I added Versamark Ink to the tips of my pool die cuts by pressing the corner of the pad down on them. I then added WOW Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder for lots of sparkle. This gives a fun paint dipped look! After layering with the other die cuts, I added the pieces to a notecard with an Altenew Dotted Swirls Debossing Die (SSS, ALT) background. The silver strip? I created that by covering cardstock with WOW Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder. The perfect match.

Heat Embossed Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For the sentiment, I used the Spellbinders Everyday Sentiment Plates (SSS | SB) and my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine (SSS | SB). (For more on how to use the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine, check out THIS video.)

Heat Embossed Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

By the way these cards feature two new-to-me colors of cardstock that I am loving – Bazzill Serenity Cardstock and Bazzill Robin’s Egg Cardstock. So pretty!

(2.) ADD GLITTER

I like the look of glitter added to my project but am not a fan of when it rubs off easily. With this technique, it stays put!

After cutting lots of die cuts with the Spellbinders June Small Die of the Month Set, I covered them with a layer of Hero Arts Ultrafine Clear Embossing Powder. While the powder was still hot, I sprinkled a bit of Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter on top in the center. As the powder hardens, it holds the glitter in place. Once cool, I reheated it with my heat gun and this helps the glitter to stay even more. You can do this with any glitter!

Behind each glittered die cut, I added the other layered die cut from the Spellbinders June Small Die of the Month Set. The embossed die cuts are the same color of cardstock but look darker due to the embossing. The sentiment is from the The Stamp Market A Few Words Stamp Set (SSS | TSM).

Heat Embossed Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here you can see the bit of glitter added to the center of each layered piece.

Heat Embossed Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I had a few left over glittered die cuts so I made a second card. I really like the simplicity of this! The sentiment was made with the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine (SSS | SB) and Spellbinders Everyday Sentiment Plates (SSS | SB). The background? That is from the Reverse Confetti Vertical Stripes Die (SSS | RC).

Heat Embossed Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Another option for adding a bit of glitter to die cuts is to use glitter embossing powder. Here, I used die cuts from the Spellbinders June Small Die of the Month Set… but this time only embossed a little bit in the center with Judikins Sparkle Embossing Powder. This is a faster option than the last card.

Heat Embossed Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The background was created with the Altenew Dotted Swirls Debossing Die (SSS, ALT) (a new favorite of mine!) and the sentiment was created with the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine (SSS | SB) and Spellbinders Everyday Sentiment Plates (SSS | SB).

Heat Embossed Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

(3.) ENAMEL SHAPES

You can also easily create faux enamel shapes by covering die cuts with many layers of embossing powder. And… it is even more impressive when you use layered die cuts.

For this dimensional leaf, I started with a layered cardstock die cut that I created with the Memory Box Scribble Frond Outline and Scribble Frond Background Dies. I then pressed Versamark ink on top and added Ranger Fern Green Embossing Powder. Check out the dimension you get after repeating this process 5-6 times…

Heat Embossed Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I did the same technique to add smooth dimension to a Trinity Stamps Hello Mini Die Cut with lots of Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder. I also stamped the white background with the Erin Lee Creative Indian Background Stamp and Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink… and used the Hero Arts Woodgrain Texture Die on Simon Says Stamp Fog Cardstock.

Heat Embossed Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here is another example of using many layers of embossing powder to give a die cut a new look and dimension. I used the WPlus9 Ironworks Die (SSS | WP9) and amazing WOW Midas Touch Embossing Powder for a textured metal look.

Heat Embossed Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The center element was created with the Poppy Stamps Pinpoint Rings Dies, Trinity Stamps Hello Mini Die, and Simon Says Stamp Great Things Stamp Set.

Heat Embossed Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

As a little bonus, I wanted to show that you can also layer embossing power on a stamped image. This helps to get smoother results and a bit more dimension. Isn’t that “hugs” so cute? This card features leftovers from my first card (Spellbinders June Small Die of the Month Set Die Cuts)… along with the Poppy Stamps Shaker Heart Dies, The Stamp Market A Few Words Stamp Set (SSS | TSM | EH) and Dies, and Altenew Dotted Swirls Debossing Die (SSS, ALT).

Heat Embossed Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here you can see the smooth dimension on the “hugs”…

Heat Embossed Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

(4.) LAYERED EMBOSSING

Another way to layer embossing is with multiple powders for a layered look.

Using the negative space of the Memory Boy Scribble Frond Backgrounddie cut from above, I inked a leaf shape onto my Erin Lee Creative Indian stamped background with Versamark Ink and a Sponge Dauber. I then sprinkled on Ranger Fern Green Embossing Powder and heat set. I repeated this again to get a smoother look. After inking with Versamark Ink over the die cut one more time – but only towards the center – I added Wow Unicorn Magic Glitter Embossing Powder. I love this look!

Heat Embossed Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I finished off the card with a The Stamp Market A Few Words sentiment, a few Studio Katia Gold Sparkle Crystals, and a notecard with faux stitching from the Lawn Fawn Just Stitching Double Rectangle Dies.

Heat Embossed Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

(5.) OVERHEAT EMBOSSING

You can also get interesting effect when you later embossing powder… and overheat it! This is something you normally don’t want to do, but it can give a unique look.

I covered The Stamp Market For You Die cuts with Ranger Brights Embossing Powder… doing 4 layers. After melting the fourth layer, I intentionally overheated the powder… which caused a fun white marbling to appear. This don’t happen with all powders, but most commonly with colored.

Heat Embossed Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I hope you will try some of these ideas!

DIE OF THE MONTH

Today I used the Spellbinders Die of the Month set for June. This is a GREAT deal – the set is only $12.50… which include US shipping! They come out with a new set each month. So this is a limited time product! For more info, head HERE.

SUPPLIES

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

Faux Metal Accent Video
[ YTB ]
Spellbinders Die of the Month June
[ SPL ]
Spellbinders Everyday Sentiments Foil…
[ SPL | SSS ]
*Memory Box Scribble Frond Outline Die
[ SSS ]
*Memory Box Scribble Frond Background…
[ SSS ]
*Trinity Stamps Hello Mini Die
[ SSS ]
The Stamp Market For You Dies
[ SSS ]
Poppy Stamps Pinpoint Rings Dies
[ SSS ]
*Poppy Stamps Shaker Heart Dies
[ SSS ]
*Lawn Fawn Just Stitching Double…
[ SSS ]
*Altenew Dotted Swirls Debossing Die
[ SSS | ALTN ]
*Hero Arts Woodgrain Texture Die
[ SSS ]
Reverse Confetti Vertical Stripes Die
[ SSS | RVR ]
WPlus9 Ironworks Die
[ SSS | WPL ]
The Stamp Market A Few Words Stamp Set
[ SSS | THS | ELH ]
The Stamp Market A Few Words Dies
[ SSS | THS | ELH ]
*Simon Says Stamp Great Things Stamp Set
[ SSS ]
*Erin Lee Creative Indian Background…
[ SSS ]
*Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
[ SPL | SSS ]
Glimmer Foil Machine VIDEO
[ YTB ]
*Spellbinders Silver Glimmer Foil
[ SPL | SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS | HA | ELH ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS ]
WOW Silver Sprakle Embossing Powder
[ SSS ]
Wow Unicorn Magic Glitter Embossing…
[ SSS ]
WOW Midas Touch Embossing Powder
[ SSS ]
Judikins Sparkle Embossing Powder
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Ultrafine Clear Embossing…
[ SSS | HA ]
Ranger Fern Green Embossing Powder
[ SSS ]
Ranger Brights Embossing Powder
[ SSS ]
Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder
[ SSS ]
Coffee Filters
[ SSS ]
Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter
[ SSS ]
*Pinkfresh Studios Essentials Jewels
[ SSS | PNK | ELH ]
Bazzill Serenity Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Bazzill Robin’s Egg Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Fog Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink
[ SSS ]
Studio Katia Gold Sparkle Crystals
[ SSS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Gina K Dot Runner Adhesive
[ SSS | GNK ]
Mini Glue Dots
[ SSS ]
EK Success Tweezers
[ SSS ]
Sponge Daubers
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine
[ SPL | SSS ]
Bead Magical Tray
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Trimmer
[ SSS ]


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26 thoughts on “5 WAYS: Heat Embossed Die Cuts”

  1. Would love to see more cards using the Spellbinders Hot glimmer system. As always your cards are Awesome

  2. These are gorgeous! Thank you die sharing these ideaal. I love the blended overheated letters. Gives a realy cool effect.

  3. So many fun and beautiful techniques. The cards turned out great, can’t even pick a favorite, but that last one with the overheated embossing is really cool. Thanks for cluing us in on these fun techniques.

  4. I love heat embossing ❣️❣️❣️ What a great variety of techniques to try! I can’t wait to play! Thank you for sharing your talents with us once again! You are so awesome!

  5. Jennifer,
    All your cards came out delightful. I do like the techniques you used to apply glitter to the cards. I am excited about the new June Small Die club dies I’ll be receiving this month because I belong to the club. I can’t tell you what great ideas you had for using them. Thank you.

  6. Jennifer,
    I clicked on the link for the Spellbinders die set and the link is broken. I wanted to make sure I bought it through your link so you would get your affiliate commission.

    — Dalis

  7. I enjoy embossing, Jennifer, so this video and these lovely cards have offered me so many new ways to use these powders. Especially helpful was the way you use/create holders for working with smaller pieces. As always, tfs.

  8. Love your cards! Loving the June die of the month. Is there any other way to get these dies? I just tried to sign up and it was going to cost $64 postage to Australa 😲

  9. What a great post Jennifer, I love the cards you made. My favorites today are the heat embossing with the glitter in the middle, great tip, and I love the one where you overheated the powder. The overheated powder gives a vintage metal look to the words. Thank you so much for showing this.

  10. First and foremost… Thank You. Ive learned so much from your youtube posts icluding techniques, short cuts and ffind tons of inspiration. Today’s video using the small etched geometric dies has inspired me once again… to think outside the box.
    I followed the link, then went searching every site I could find to purchase the dies without joing the die club. I try to only purchase dies that inspire my creztivity and really am not interested in joining a die of the month club.
    Do you have any suggestions on finding this set of dies… I do so appreciate your help
    Thanks again for your contributions …. looking forwzrd to using many ideas from today’s post.

  11. Love the products you used…especially the embossing powders! Can’t get enough of it…gotta have more! Thank you for another great video. I always love watching your tutorials.

  12. You’ve given us another treat! Great tips and techniques using our embossing powders. Love these cards. Thank you.

  13. Jennifer, I love all the ideas you showed for using embossing powder and die cuts. They all result in spectacular cards.

    I do have a suggestion for the “layered embossing” where you used the negative of the fern die as a stencil. Instead of using the sponge dauber to apply the Versamark Ink, try using the Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes. The Picket Fence brushes apply ink to a stencil in a much clearer, crisper stenciled image.

  14. I just used your swatches for Distress Ink, they are handy, thanks for providing them, you are however missing 3 colors, Lucky Clover, Candied Apple and Carved Pumpkin. Also, where do you get your reinkers for Distress Inks, everywhere I’ve looked has been pretty expensive to get more than a handful, they cost more than the mini pads.

    Thanks!
    JL

  15. These look like great fun but I’ll just be bookmarking this tutorial until it’s not so darned warm out. I don’t crank up the heat gun on days when I need the ceiling fan on in my craft room. Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. Holy Moly! You never cease to amaze me, Jennifer!! These techniques are incredibly creative and will need to pull out my embossing powders…sometimes going back to the those “basic” techniques are just as much fun as learning new ones. So many out there that those “oldie but goodie” techniques get lost in the shuffle! Thanks so much for bringing them back to the forefront! Blessings!

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