Multicolor Embossing

by Stephanie Klauck

Use multiple embossing powders to embellish a die cut.


  • Cardstock (Neenah Solar White used here)
  • Shaped cutting die (Simon Says Stamp RyLynn Snowflake die used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Versamark or other embossing ink
  • Painter's tape or other low tack tape for masking
  • Embossing powders (Wow Vintage Peacock and Metallic Platinum Sparkle used here)
  • Heat tool
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (used here: stamps (MFT Cool Day Stamp Set), dies (MFT Blueprints 13, MFT Let It Snowflake,) MFT Steel Grey Cardstock, MFT Steel Grey Button, Ranger Silver Stickles, Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequins, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Ranger Multi Medium Matte Glue and Tombow Stamp Runner Adhesive)


  1. Step 1

    Die cut a focal shape from white cardstock.

  2. Mask some areas of the die cut using painter’s tape.

  3. Step 2

    Ink open area with Versamark or other embossing ink.

  4. Remove tape carefully.

  5. Step 3

    Apply embossing powder to inked area.

  6. Heat to set and allow to cool before continuing.

  7. Step 4

    Apply embossing ink to the areas of the shape that were masked before.

  8. Coat with a coordinating powder and heat to set.

  9. Step 5 (Optional)

    Ink and add accents with the first powder or another color as desired.

  10. Step 6

    Use the embossed die cut to decorate a project.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Multicolor 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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Love it, very pretty
colleen howell  |  Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 5:09 AM
I just have a question? where can you order t rulers. love your video. super
Carmen  |  Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 5:19 AM
This is so pretty! I love the idea of using more than one color on your embossing. Thanks for the inspiration!
Birgit Norton  |  Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 6:51 AM
Hi Carmen! T-square rulers can be found here on Amazon:

Or at your local office supply store.
lydia  |  Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 8:08 AM
So pretty! Carmen, I've seen t-squares in Michaels art department.
muscrat  |  Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 8:22 AM
Just beautiful. What a fun project. Thank you so much!
Pssequimages  |  Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 8:49 AM
The card turned out so pretty. It is so detailed that I'm afraid I would forget a lot of the steps. I may try it, though.
Sue Neuharth  |  Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 3:37 PM
Beautiful card. Never too early to start on this year's Christmas cards!!
Robin Burgeson  |  Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 4:12 PM
That was so interesting, thanks for the demo!
Anne  |  Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 4:15 PM
It never occurred to me to emboss on die cuts, what a brilliant idea, thanks for a good demonstration.
Doris Steere  |  Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 4:30 PM
Yo, Stephanie! Great technique! Fun seeing you here on Splitcoast. smile
leslie  |  Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 5:21 PM
Thanks everyone!
Carmen - I got my t-square ruler at Simon Says Stamp. wink
Stephanie Klauck  |  Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 7:32 PM
Excellent video & pretty techniques.
Melanie  |  Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 11:23 PM
Very nice! Compared to the messiness of using glue and gold flakes, embossing powder can accomplish the same sparkly results.
Dottie  |  Thu Jan 15, 2015 at 3:45 PM
I love this card,your demo was great.
Suzanne Chubb  |  Thu Jan 15, 2015 at 10:52 PM
Loved your pretty card! Thanks for the great video, I really enjoyed it.
Donna Whitten  |  Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 12:33 PM
This is my card for next Christmas!! You did a great video - easy to follow and to hear. Well articulated. Thank you for sharing.
Diane McG  |  Sat Jan 17, 2015 at 5:04 PM
Love this technique and your card is so pretty. Thanks for the tutorial! smile
Rebecca S.  |  Sat Jan 24, 2015 at 8:45 PM
Lovely card and very nice easy to follow tutorial. Will definitely give it a try.
sherry  |  Sun Feb 8, 2015 at 6:27 PM

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