Debby's Dare Demo, 101a Heat Embossing

Several bloggers have asked about the simple start to heat embossing. This is at least my answer to the start of embossing. I could do a two-hour class on what to do and not do. You will see a bit of product review. {These are my opinions and was not given any products for this review…a must say because of the law thing.}

Notes before you watch:
Chalks and Dye inks are not as great for heat embossing (HE) due to the fact it dries fast. Exception would be Tim Holtz Distress inks that are dye but formulated to allow time for embossing.

Stazon is not good for embossing. Its function is mainly for non-pours products. Photos, plastic, glass, glossy papers, etc. are just a few examples.

Pigment Inks such as Ranger archival inks, Ranger Adirondack Pigment Inks, ColorBox pigments, Memories, and Versa Mark are just a few examples.

There is a big different between embossing with “regular” embossing powders and Tim Holtz Distress embossing powders. They act very different with a different effect. I’ll address that in a future DDD. You can go to where Tim demos several of his products.

As always I ask if you would pretty please leave a comment if this was informative or where you want me to take the embossing series of demos.

This is my finished product. I used a nib and gold leafing to finish out my butterfly.

I will be posting snow photo tomorrow. Granted we are South Carolina and not Washington. It is not only exciting for us, especially the grandchildren as well. One bummer: I was heading to the Scrap, Stamp Art Show tomorrow morning. Now I’ll wait until Sunday. Ted, just don’t run out of Wendy and Tim’s stamps before I get there!!

Gratitude List
1. wise doctors, thanks David
2. Tabitha’s faith in her mother
3. lessen pain today
4. God’s guiding me to His path for my life
5. Bernice Pawlinson’s life and example of a godly woman. Enjoy the presence of God Ms. Bernice. We love you.


  1. oooooooooooo very pretty.

  2. Oh, I like the idea of tinted embossing ink. Didn't even know there was anything out there like that. Thanks for the tutorial! Very pretty project!

  3. Beautiful project!
    Enjoy the snow. Thank you for accepting the snow for us. We've been hit hard in the mountains of NC and received winter weather every Tuesday or Friday since January.

  4. beautiful.. I love it!!!

  5. Hey Debby, love your video tutorials. It's like I'm standing right beside you. And they are always fun! TFS

  6. I was just teaching my friend how to heat emboss.
    You showed me even more thank you

  7. Thank you, Debbie! I just started doing a little embossing and thought I was the only one burning things! :o) Now I can go about it a little more confidently!
    God is good. I am blessed!

  8. Need to check your spelling if you do a blog. The word is Non-porous and not non-pours as in rain. Just thought I'd mention it.


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