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Featured Product Friday: Embossing Powder

by Amy Bowerman

Hi there!  So glad you stopped by for Featured Product Friday!  My sweet friend Michelle from Scrap n’ Grow had a great suggestion for the second installment of Featured Product Friday…Embossing Powder.  There’s a wide variety of Embossing powders available in the craft market today.  So many it’s tough to decide which one to use.  Is one brand better than the other?  Personally, I think it really depends on your preference, the type of medium you work with and the overall feel you want your finished project to have.

Today I’ll be showing you some of my favorite embossing powders and how I use them with different mediums.  I’d love for you to share your favorite embossing powder projects at the end of this post.  I’m interested to see what brands you like and how you incorporate embossing powders into your projects.

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Most of the Embossing Powders I use most often are from Stampendous and Ranger Ink.  I wish I could try them all but there’s only so many hours in a day :)

Featured Product Friday: Embossing Powder | Pluckingdaisies.com  Antiquities Embossing Powder

First up, Antiquities Embossing Powder from Ranger Ink!  There are several styles available in the Antiquities line.  I have really enjoyed using the ones that I have (Frosted Crystal and Patina) so in this case I DO plan on trying them all!   Frosted Crystal is my favorite so far.

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I started my project by stamping in white ink (Colorbox Frost White) with Stampers Anonymous “Tiny Things” and embossing with Antiquities Frosted Crystal.

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I love the Frosted Crystal because of the subtle vintage sparkle it gives .

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Next, I stamped over the embossed image (slightly off-center) with Archival ink.  The Frosted Crystal will show through and give your images a sharp 3 dimensional look you are going to love!

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I wound up using these tags to label my Ranger Ink supplies.  If you missed my Ranger Ink Storage post you can check it out here.


Holographic Embossing Powder

Holographic Embossing Powder (also from Ranger Ink) is my absolute favorite!  I love sparkle and shine and Holographic Embossing powder delivers!

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You can use Holographic embossing powder to add pizzaz to a variety of surfaces.  Here I have used it on Tim Holtz Idea-ology adornments.

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Start by swiping the adornments with Distress Embossing Ink…

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Sprinkle with Holographic Embossing powder and heat with a heat gun!


Distress Embossing Powder

Distress Embossing Powder is another favorite of mine.  It takes a while to heat but the result is well worth the wait!  My favorite medium to use Distress embossing powder on is metal.  Any kind of metal will do.

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Here I have used Black Soot Embossing Powder on Foil Tape with the Stampers Anonymous “Tiny Things” set.   I used my embossed foil tape to create Stickles Storage.

Here’s an awesome video from Tim Holtz where he explains the ins and outs of using Distress Embossing Powder

I wish I had time to go over every Embossing Powder I own, but like I said “only so many hours in a day”.  I’ll have some more embossing projects featuring Stampendous Embossing powders coming up soon.

I’ve added some of my other embossing projects to the link list below and would love for you to add your links as well.  It does not have to be a new project and you may add as many links as you like as long as it is an embossing powder project.

For more embossing inspiration and ideas check out my Embossing Pinterest Board.

Have an awesome day!!









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1 Audrey Pettit April 22, 2013 at 8:58 am

Ooh, what a fun post! I have got to check out Tim’s video, as I’ve got some of his Distress powders and don’t think I’m using them to their full potential. Totally loving that holographic powder, too. I need to get my hands on some of that. TFS!
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2 Amy Bowerman April 23, 2013 at 9:43 am

Audrey you will LOVE the Holographic powder! It is my absolute FAVORITE! I know what you mean about the Distress Powder I kept mine in a drawer for too long until I watched Tim’s video. It takes some patience but it’s a really great product :)



3 Michelle Nun April 20, 2013 at 8:24 am


Thank you for your insight into embossing powders. I have primarily Ranger embossing powders myself along with a few Hero Arts, Stampendous, and Stampin Up ones. I just have never taken the time to experiment to understand if their different properties yielded different results. Lie yourself, I love the Antiquities and Distress embossing lines from Ranger. Great post. I will be curious if you see a difference among brands. I uploaded a recent card I made using Superfine detail embossing powder which provided a raised surface for me to paint my image with Tim’s awesome Distress Paints. Thank you Amy, Have a great day!


4 Amy Bowerman April 23, 2013 at 9:47 am

I’m so glad you liked the post Michelle and thanks again for the great suggestion. I learned so much doing the research for this post. Did you know Ranger has Rainbow embossing powder? Oh my gosh I want! I;m planning on testing out the new Stampendous Frantage enamel embossing powders sometime soon and will let you know how it works out. I will say that I have used some generic clear embossing power and it doesn’t hold a candle to the Ranger Fine Detail…you get what you pay for right? Can’t wait to check out your project!



5 Shahrul Niza April 20, 2013 at 8:00 am

OMG, Amy I love these embossing demo. Tim’s tag is totally gorgeous! I shrieked in estacy when he stamped that red postage, LOL. Yup, I basically love LOVE love all the colors of your distress powder here. Used to love the shiny ones when I first learn embossing, but now I’m into the sandy ones :). Oh, the holographic one is cool too. HUGS.
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6 Amy Bowerman April 23, 2013 at 9:50 am

I agree Shahrul. There isn’t an embossing powder quite like the Distress Powders. I love using rusty hinge and black soot to create faux aged metal for projects. OF course I have to keep the holographic powder close at hand for when I need a little sparkle 😉



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