Hello my crafty ones and welcome back to my blog and hello if you’re new! As you can tell by the title I’m going to share my favorite embossing powders and embossing folders with you. Heat embossing is hands down my favorite cardmaking and crafting technique out there. I think it really adds something special to the cards. I already talked about my favorite heat gun (the Wagner one) in my ‘Favorite… Tools’ post. I will link to as many products as I can in this post. None of these links are affiliate links and I make nothing if you use or buy from them, they’re just there for convenience.
To prep my paper for heat embossing I use the Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Embossing Buddy. This is full of powder that when you rub it over the area you want to heat emboss, it gets rid of the static and makes it so the powder will only stick to your embossing ink. I like VersaMark. Some of my favorite embossing powders are Ranger Super Fine Silver, Ranger Super Fine Gold, Gina K. Designs Fine Detail Black, and Ranger Black Sparkle. I have all of the fine detail powders in Sistema containers because it allows me to have more than one jar at a time. It also makes it easier to use since they are the powder I use the most. All of these are very versatile and can be used in so many ways, it’s worth having multiple jars of it. The super fine detail works very well with sentiments on the front and inside of cards. It was hard to narrow down though, I have an entire drawer full of powders that I love to use but if I lost all of them, these would be the ones I would replace first. Them, and a clear detail and white detail embossing powder.
I have a great deal of embossing folders but only this year have I really started to use them and enjoy them thanks to these two by Tim Holtz and Sizzix. I’m talking about the Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fades. These are a lot thicker than your average embossing folder, so it gives a more dimensional effect. I have the Kaleidoscope and Botanical Texture Fades. These do take some getting used to, I had to watch a video or two to get a handle on how to use them. If you would like, I can do a post dedicated on how to use these folders with a Big Shot/ Big Kick machine.
That’s it for today, I hope you found this useful or instructive or interesting or all three rolled into one! I’ll be back on Thursday with a post about my favorite stamps. Have a great new year and keep creating! XOXO