Wanna learn a cool heat embossing technique on words that creates stunning results? When I saw the ultra cool “hello” card on page 16 of the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue I had to try the technique myself. Now I want to share it with you in a congratulations card and video.

cool heat embossing technique on words

Isn’t it GORGEOUS? I designed this card to congratulate a member of my stampin’ team who reached a new milestone. Her promotion meant her new title was Bronze Elite, so I wanted a classy card with lots of bronze and copper elements. Since I loved my silver and black card last week, I played with the Eastern Medallion thinlits with traditional black, copper and white this time.

Did you notice all the copper touches?

  • Centrepiece medallion
  • Embossing powder on the “congrats”
  • Embossed images on the Basic Black behind the “congrats”
  • Metallic thread wound around the Basic Black panel on the left

Heat embossing is one of the coolest – and simplest – techniques to create WOW cards. Remember the first time you saw it in action? Weren’t you dazzled? It’s even more impressive when you can build a thick, shiny surface like the one on these letters. Take a little closer look.

cool heat embossing technique on words

How do you get the two tone look on the word? That’s where a post-it note comes in handy! Take a peek at my video to see how this technique works.

I’ll bet you may even have all the supplies on hand at home to design a card using this cool heat embossing technique on words. But if not, you’re welcome to place an online order for any supply you might need by clicking on the images below.

Tips to make this card:

  • cut out your medallion die cut with the Big Shot then use your Paper Snips to snip off the tips to remove it from the circle
  • add little dots of liquid glue behind the centre of the medallion to adhere the 1″ Basic Black circle
  • close your card when it’s time to adhere the medallion and place in the middle of the circle cut out
  • adhere Mini Dimensionals to the back of the medallion to pop it up in several places
  • use 1-2 feet of Copper metallic thread to add interest to the strip of Basic Black
  • run a strip of Fast Fuse on the back of the Basic Black where you are winding the copper metallic thread so it will stay “stuck


Here’s a final photo.

cool heat embossing technique on words

Much of the charm of these cards lies in the contrast between the thick, smooth and glossy shiny words and the paper itself. It’s so fun to see the plastic melting into a pool. Why not get yourself into your craft room and start playing with this cool heat embossing technique on words yourself?