Card making embossing: How to create a faux debossed look!

Add a debossed look using your Card making embossing supplies! This is such a unique look that is so much fun to create!


card making embossing

So, I have been wanting to buy the new Zing Embossing powders forever, and I finally caved in and bought a whole set of them! I have been having lots of fun playing with them 🙂

I made this really really quick card last morning. We have had a few rough nights here with both the girls running fevers. So when I realized I was the only one up in the morning at 8 am, I decided I needed some color therapy.

This is a mini card- about 3.5 by 3 inches in size.

I am not a huge stamper, so I am looking for ways to use my embossing powders without stamps! 

Add your title, with some old alphabet stickers directly onto the card.


Press the whole card onto your sticky embossing ink pad, and press it really good. I found out it is easier to press the card into the ink pad, rather than press the ink pad into the card. Otherwise, you end up inking the waste paper beneath the card a lot, and that is a waste of good ink…

Sprinkle embossing powders: I used three sheets of paper to cover my work surface and to catch the extra embossing powders. I then started at one corner and added a little bit of the Grapefruit color. Shook the excess powder and moved to the next color- Rose. The ink dries slowly, so you have enough time to do a bunch of colors here…

card making embossing

Cover the entire card front with embossing powders: This is how the card looked after all the colors have been added- I used Grapefruit, Rose, and Butter on a kraft cardstock here…

Carefully remove the alphabet stickers: using a pair of bent tweezers

Melt the embossing powders using a heat gun: That instant when the dry embossing powders go molten- that is the best part of this card 🙂

It also was the moment that the little one chose to wake up. Good timing or what?


What have you guys been using your embossing powders for? Let me know in the comments section and I will reply there! I hope you enjoyed this card making embossing idea!

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  1. I came to your blog from Circle of Moms and I love it! Your creative work is so pretty!
    Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

  2. Hey Smitha! Thanks for linking this up to the Make Your Own Background Paper Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I’m so glad you joined in on all the fun! 🙂

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