Creating a Tag with just Embossing Powders from Asia

Hello there crafty friends!

It’s Asia here with a project for which, for a change, you will need no paints, just a few embossing powders. This is something I wanted to create for a long time already, but honestly, I was dreading it a little, as I am always having a love-hate relationship with embossing powders. Not that I don’t like them, it just that I can be a messy crafter sometimes and the powders, well, they tend to fly everywhere leaving quite a mess later to take care of. But this is just me. Anyway, this project made me fall in love with embossing powders again and I am really happy that finally I overcome my fear and worked with them. It’s actually quite amazing to create something without any paints and yet have all this beautiful colors and texture at the end.

So please join me in this funny, colorful, embossing adventure and I hope after reading this post and watching my video, you will get the inspiration to try creating something just with embossing powders.

Here is a short step-by-step process:

  • Cut the cardstock or mixed media paper to make a tag;
  • Choose your embossing colors ( the more the merrier);
  • Ink the whole surface of the tag with clear pigment ink for embossing;
  • Sprinkle one of the EP onto whole surface and heat set;
  • While EP is still warm, add another color either by taking the pinch of it with your fingers from the jar or by sprinkling it on the surface straight from the jar ( remember few things while doing that: put the heat gun away from the powder and tag surface, do it immediately when you remove the heat gun and before the first layer of powder gets cold, be careful not to put too much powder in one place as it will not stick to the hot surface and, of course, it will fly away. If you prepare all your jars and color choices beforehand, it will be very easy to follow these steps getting great results. It’s always better to add a little and then add some more of the powder than add too much and have a mess to clean afterward);
  • Add layers upon layers of different embossing powders, being careful not to cover the whole surface of the tag, so you can see different colors popping out. I started with Tin Roof Rusted EP (from new set of chunky EP), then I continued with Carefree Verdigris, then Don’t Scream Aquamarine.
  • When all the colors were added, I heated up one part of the tag and stamped on this part using rubber stamp, then repeated the process few times, always heating up the part of the tag just before stamping on it. If the embossing powder is warm enough and you place the stamp firmly, you will get a really nice stamped impression;

  • For my focal point I used seahorse chipboard and embossed it (again!) with Chalk It Up EP;
  • I added the rest of embellishments and sentiment printed out at home and for the ribbon I used a piece of muslin which I colored with two of Lindy’s sprays: Whale Watch blue and South Shore Sand;

Here is the link to my process video:

Let’s have a look at some of my close-ups:

Lindy’s products used:


Other products used

  • Indigo Blu- Skullduggery Borders stamp, Docraft- pigment ink, 3D mat gel, Marta Stewart clear microbeads, Snip-Art chipboards, Pebeo- Matt Cloud White acrylic, Studio Light- Summer at the beach paper elements, Kaisercraft- acetate elements;


Have a beautiful day and till the next time!



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