Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tips and Tricks - Heat Embossing on Metal

Hi there!  It's Barb and time for another Tips and Tricks Thursday with Skipping Stones Design.  A while back I did some embossing on metal by stamping the back and using a stylus to dry emboss.  This time I wanted to use metal again, but with heat gather a few supplies:
You'll need some metal sheets like these from Spellbinders, a Versamark pad, some embossing powder, a heat tool, and a stamp...I really like dragonflies so I used this great set from Skipping Stones Design called Always Here.  Ink up your stamp with Versamark and stamp on the metal:
Then trim around the's super easy to cut the metal with an ordinary pair of craft scissors.
I also stamped the image onto this metal tag to use later:
Add the dragonfly to a card along with some ribbon, a little bling, heat emboss a sentiment, and you're done:
I love the filigree design on the wings.  I used Sentiment Frames for the 'Congratulations', it's perfect for heat embossing!


  1. Great technique Barb. I really love the color of your embossing powder with the metal. Great ideas. Did you burn your hands?

  2. Wow, Barb, that came out great!!! I have plenty of metal and I haven't worked with it for a while -- what a great idea and incentive you've given me. I've never heat embossed metal before, so I'll have to try that.


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