Faux Heat Embossing

by Lydia Fiedler

A simple way to get the look of heat embossing on your die cuts.


  • Dies (Picket Fence Studios Seriously used here)

  • Cardstock

  • Packing Tape (Scotch quiet release tape used here)

  • Die cutting machine (Altenew Blossom Used here)


  1. Step 1

    Cover a piece of cardstock with clear packing tape.

  2. Step 2

    Burnish the tape with an old credit card to adhere it completely and give it a uniform appearance.

  3. Step 3

    Place your die onto the side of the cardstock with the tape, and run it through your die cutting machine.

  4. Step 4

    Remove the excess cardstock from your shiny die cut.

  5. Step 5

    Finish your card.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Faux Heat Embossing. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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How did I miss this technique? I can’t wait to try it! Thank you!
smadson  |  Sat Dec 18, 2021 at 9:12 AM

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