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Old 04-12-2006, 03:04 PM   #1
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A couple weeks ago, my beautiful 18 mo son dumped out all my embossing powders on my bedroom carpet. <sigh> About $30 worth of it. (powder, not carpet )

So, now I need to replace it ALL--clear, white, UTEE, black, gold, silver, copper. (I had other colors, but I now have all the craft spots, so clear and these others should keep me covered.)

My question is: Is there really a big difference between SU embossing powders and other brands? Are there some good ones at Michael's and Joann's I could use coupons with? I had only used non-SU before, and never thought it was terrible, but that was before I became an SU addict. So now I need info from the experts. What should I do?
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Old 04-12-2006, 03:08 PM   #2
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Having used both SU! and other brands, I'd say it's time to give your demo a call!
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Old 04-12-2006, 03:48 PM   #3
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I highly suggest detail embossing powder, it's a finer grade of powder great for detailed images. As well as ultra thick embossing powder. But clear, gold and silver are my stand by's.
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Old 04-12-2006, 05:29 PM   #4
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I haven't used the SU EPs but am sure they would be good quality. Michael's carries Stampendous brand - have lots of these & very happy with them; prefer the finer grain of the 'detail' EP,especially when embossing words. ACM carries several Ranger brands, including the new Distress EPs...which I love & are next on my list. I would not use Joann's 'generic' brand of EP - don't have it but just don't like the looks of it, especially when I can get the name brands for the same or less $$$.
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Old 04-12-2006, 05:54 PM   #5
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I've used Mike's EP's and after trying SU's I'll never go back. I strongly recommend SU's - after I got theirs I got rid of all my other stuff!
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Old 04-12-2006, 06:18 PM   #6
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I haven't used SU but have had a lot of success with Michael's and Joann's.

I just go buy a new color everytime I have a 40% off coupon, and then it's really cheap

(Of course, I don't buy anything else while I'm there, so that could be difficult)
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Old 04-12-2006, 06:41 PM   #7
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I love the SU detail and Iridescent Ice powders, but I'll admit to a moment of weakness in Michaels the other week when they had all of their powders on sale. I bought a Stampendous brand "Marcasite" powder, and it's stunning. They had a bunch of different jewel names, and I wish I'd picked up a couple more!
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Old 04-12-2006, 07:10 PM   #8
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SU's fine detail black ROCKS! I won't use any other brand of Black EP. Others seemed to stay behind more and ruin my cards. I've had the best luck with SU.
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I had embossed years ago and still have lots of powders left. Since using SU at a 10 for 10 I am slowly replacing and getting rid of mine. Need I say more. Don't waste your money on the others. No I am not a Demo for SU
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Having used both SU! and other brands, I'd say it's time to give your demo a call!
I totally agree!!!! There's a difference and I have had other EP burn and/or discolor. I've never had that happen with SU's EP. Hope this helps.
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Addicted to rubberstamps has a very large selection of embosing powders and the clear top ones are good size and VERY Reasonable! They have just about every color under the sun! I think they might even be having an easter sale! They have very fine detail kinds, and a little thicker grain too! I have them and some Stampin UP ones they all are great!
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I've been told that SU's regular EP is similar to Michael fine detail EP. I don't like Mike's regular EP at all - SU's is wonderful! I think it's worth just getting SU's - you know it will be good and the price is quite comparible. Stick with what you know is good.
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A couple weeks ago, my beautiful 18 mo son dumped out all my embossing powders on my bedroom carpet. <sigh> About $30 worth of it. (powder, not carpet )

So, now I need to replace it ALL--clear, white, UTEE, black, gold, silver, copper. (I had other colors, but I now have all the craft spots, so clear and these others should keep me covered.)

My question is: Is there really a big difference between SU embossing powders and other brands? Are there some good ones at Michael's and Joann's I could use coupons with? I had only used non-SU before, and never thought it was terrible, but that was before I became an SU addict. So now I need info from the experts. What should I do?
I am just amazed that you still called him beautiful LOL. Aren't our kids wonderful- ahhh you gotta love them.
I would stick with SU. I have better luck with thiers, but that could definitely get spendy. Maybe just buy a couple of your favorites to get started.
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I've used Mike's EP's and after trying SU's I'll never go back. I strongly recommend SU's - after I got theirs I got rid of all my other stuff!
I bought some detail embossing powder there too and thought 'wow this is cool'. It was my first time with detail EP. Then I bought some SU detail EP and have never used the Mike's stuff again.
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I really like SU's EP. I have some stuff from Michaels and JoAnns and I just hate it. I wish I had never bought that stuff. I love SU's and use it a lot. I use the clear EP all the time with my craft spots.
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I really like SU's EP. I have some stuff from Michaels and JoAnns and I just hate it. I wish I had never bought that stuff. I love SU's and use it a lot. I use the clear EP all the time with my craft spots.
I just bought more crystal clear and I decided to buy some UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamal.) for doing the cracked glass technique.
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I just used some copper powder from Joann. I used an embossing buddy as usual but after heating, there is a dark shadowy residue on the whole area that I sprinkled the powder! I am using an eraser but can still see the shadow!!! Aarrggghhh!!!
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Wow, I was going to say Stampendous Detail Powder, cause that's what I use, but then I read one rave for SU after another. I haven't used SU's since I first starting stamping, back when my SIL was a hobby demo. Is SU's really that much better than Stampendous?
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I really like Judikins Embossing powder, both her detail powders and her color mixes.
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I like Judikins and Hero Arts. Some of the WOWs are good too. Sparkle and Sprinkle has some nice colors.

I have seen that shadow effect. Sometimes Eps can separate, esp the metallics in my experience, so shaking them up to re-mix before use has helped me. But if you are getting to the bottom of a jar...more of the finer particulate might be left. Shake and then spill some out and see how it looks.
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I bought a bunch of the WOWs when they first came out because I loved the colors, but they were too coarse for me, I could never get good detail with them. Maybe it was me. The DT members at PTI were using them and getting much better results than I was.
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There are many excellent brands of embossing powder, including WOW, Ranger, Altenew, Hero Arts, etc. I suspect that many of them are made by the same company!!
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I emboss everything all the time and I use SU! powders to be brand-loyal and because they are very fine. When I need colors SU doesn't offer I buy Zing, WOW and Ranger, as fine-grained as possible. Sad to hear about your powder collection! Mary Beth
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I emboss everything all the time and I use SU! powders to be brand-loyal and because they are very fine. When I need colors SU doesn't offer I buy Zing, WOW and Ranger, as fine-grained as possible. Sad to hear about your powder collection! Mary Beth
Mary Beth, did you notice that Amy wrote that original post 11.5 years ago? That toddler that dumped the EP is 12 now!! ;-o Funny how old posts pop up again!
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Mary Beth, did you notice that Amy wrote that original post 11.5 years ago? That toddler that dumped the EP is 12 now!! ;-o Funny how old posts pop up again!
How funny! I did not notice the dates which is weird because I avoid the old threads that rise from the grave somehow. My bad!


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Duh! I didn't even look!
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