I just heated the tab with my embossing gun. The heat on the metal tab made it hot enough for the embossing powder to stick to it. I heated, dunked, heated the embossing powder, heated again, dunked again, and heated again. That way I made sure I got good coverage. I used the reverse tweezers from the crafer's tool kit to hang onto the tab. That left a couple of areas unembossed so it placed the tab down on scratch paper with the tweezers and heated the remaining areas.